Ulster club football league
The Ulster club football club leagues get under way at the week-end with a total of six Antrim sides taking part. The Antrim football leagues are scheduled to begin early in March and most clubs will be in pre-season training and welcoming the early preparation offered in the Provincial competition.
Four teams from Antrim take part in the senior competition as Cargin, Casement’s, St Brigid’s and Aghagallon have posted entry.
Glenravel are the sole entry in the Intermediate grade as Tir na nOg, who claimed the silverware at this level last term are not taking part this year with North Belfast based Pearses the sole entry at Junior level.
Aghagallon are first in action when they play hosts to Tyrone side Thomas Clarkes from Dungannon on their own Pairc na Gael sod on Friday evening 31st Jan at 7.30pm.
Cargin are also favoured with ground advantage in their opening game as they play hosts to Eoghan Rua of Coleraine with an early throw in at Toome on Sunday 2nd Feb at 11.00am.
Both Casement’s and St Brigid’s will make respective journeys into the Oak Leaf county for their opening games as the Bannsider’s visit Claudy, John Mitchells with St Brigid’s travelling to Steelstown where they will cross swords with Brian Og’s. Both games at 11.00am
Con Magee’s, Glenravel are entered in the intermediate grade and they will be on their travels for the opening round.
The Glensmen will pay a visit to Derry with a visit to St. Malachy’s Castledawson and this one is scheduled to get under way at 11.00am. Patrick Pearses have an afternoon game scheduled and the North Belfast side play Fr. Rocks of Cookstown at Cliftonville at 2-00pm