FOLLOWING their dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Eoghan Ruadh, Dungannon to clinch the Ulster IHC title, the senior hurlers of St Enda’s, Glengormley may have hogged the media spotlight in recent weeks – but the north Belfast club’s U16s carved out their own piece of history this season.
VLADIMIR Nikitin has shattered his dreams before, so Christmas and thoughts of the world title shot he wants in 2020 have been put on hold as “stone cold” Michael Conlan focusses all his attention on a third, defining, rumble with the dangerous Russian.
McGurk Cup Section C: Ulster University v Down (tonight, Jordanstown, 8pm) DOWN manger Ronan Sheehan is keen for his reigning champions to get as many games as possible from this year’s McGurk Cup, despite the extra demands of also playing in the Kehoe Cup.
Bet McLean League Cup semi-finals: Crusaders Institute CRUSADERS were in cruise control as they breezed into this season’s League Cup decider last night against 10-man Institute who will have to wait a little longer to play in their first senior final.
MAGHERACLOONE had no choice but to search for the good among all the bad 2019 brought - and it was that hardship which inspired the Monaghan champions to Ulster intermediate glory, according to stalwart Gavin Doogan.
IRELAND returned empty-handed from the last Olympic Games in Rio, but High Performance director Bernard Dunne insists that disappointment hasn’t piled on any extra pressure as Tokyo 2020 looms large on the horizon.