Craigbane return to Ulster scene

ULSTER CLUB JFC PRELIMINARY ROUND Drumlane v Craigbane Sunday, Kingspan Breffni Park, 1.30pm By Michael McMullan ELEVEN years after being crowned Ulster Intermediate champions, Craigbane are back representing Derry on the provincial trail. Injuries, retirements and emigration gradually pulled their team apart and after a spell back at intermediate level their period of transition took them to […]

Craigbane await response to intermediate football bid

By Michael McMullan CRAIGBANE manager Kevin Moore hopes the club’s request to Derry GAA is granted, allowing his side to play intermediate football in 2023. The seven-time intermediate champions have been in the junior ranks in recent seasons, but beat Ballerin to land a league and championship double at the end of an unbeaten season. […]

DERRY PREVIEWS: Glen hoping to cross another ‘Bridge

THE championship weekends are nearing a close. The semi-finals of the senior and intermediate football championships are down for decision. Craigbane and Ballerin lock horns in the junior decider, DERRY SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINALS GLEN V NEWBRIDGE Saturday, Owenbeg, 6.45pm THE manner of their second half win over Magherafelt laid down a statement that […]

PREVIEWS: Derry Senior Championship reaches quarter-final stage

AFTER the shadow boxing and the largely predictable early rounds, the Derry championship scene starts for real this weekend. DERRY SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER FINALS LAVEY V BALLINDERRY Saturday, Owenbeg, 5pm Advertisement LAVEY emerged from a feisty clash when the sides met last year. Gareth McKinless was sent off against Coleraine, but has his red […]

Ardmore heading in right direction

THEY aren’t one of the heavy hitters in the county but a small club on the periphery of Derry City pulled off one of the results of the championship last weekend. Ardmore, who had previously won only a single match all season, got the better of Sean Dolan’s on a scoreline of 2-13 to 0-14 […]

Football action returns on the Derry club scene

AFTER two weeks of hurling action, the final group games in the Derry Senior and Intermediate Football Championships take place this weekend. There will also be a round of qualifier in the Junior Championship. SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP A KILREA V BELLAGHY Sunday, Pearse Park, 2.30pm Damian Cassidy is back in charge of his native […]