Opinion: Oaks growing tall

By Michael McMullan

TWO years ago, Derry travelled to Páirc Uí Chaoimh and found themselves 10 points down with less than 10 minutes to play.

After they battled back to the relative comfort of a two-point defeat before the calendar was put on ice with the Covid-19 restrictions.

Since then, Derry have been a different animal completely. With a 100 per cent win record from their last 10 games, Rory Gallagher’s side have a realistic chance of back-to-back promotions.

Of their three defeats in the last 15 games, two games came in the championship at the hands of Armagh and Donegal.

After a disastrous start in the former, they were competitive against Geezer’s side before taking Donegal to the brink in last season’s rollercoaster in Ballybofey. On Sunday, they dismantled Cork with ease, to show the progress in just two seasons.

Now, they’ll eye a promotion tilt and a possible championship crack at All-Ireland champions Tyrone.

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