Minor Team of the Year

All-Ireland minor champions Derry met Monaghan in both the Ulster and All-Ireland finals. It’s not surprising the counties dominate the Electric Ireland Minor football Team of the Year released this week 1. Jamie Mooney (Monaghan and Cremartin) FOUR penalty saves in the Ulster semi-final shootout against Tyrone caught the eye but those heroics were only […]

GERARD O’KANE: The boys of summer

TO say that Derry GAA is on the crest of a wave this week is an understatement. Having watched the minors beat Monaghan in Armagh on to win the All-Ireland on Sunday past, the attention now shifts to the seniors who take on Kerry on Sunday. While this column is generally reserved for a general […]

Higgins basks in glory of Derry’s end goal

By Michael McMullan DERRY attacking ace Conall Higgins said a combination of factors made him feel an All-Ireland Minor title was something the squad could accomplish. Higgins was one of five players from last year’s team who were narrowly beaten at the semi-final stage by eventual champions Galway. After missing this year’s semi-final win over […]

New game, new challenge for Derry in minor decider

The Derry boss expecting Monaghan to offer a different proposition in a fourth meeting of the teams. By Michael McMullan AS Derry manager Damian McErlain journeyed towards Tullamore, he knew it was going to be a fourth showdown with Monaghan if his Derry side negotiated Dublin 24 hours later in their half of the semi-final […]

Armagh to host All-Ireland minor final

By Michael McMullan ARMAGH’S BOX-IT Athletic Grounds will host next month’s all-Ulster clash of Derry and Monaghan in the All-Ireland minor final. It follows on from last season’s all-Connacht final between Galway and Mayo being hosted in Roscommon’s Dr Hyde Park. It will be the fourth time the counties have met at minor level this […]

14-man Derry take control to book all-Ulster minor final clash

All-Ireland MFC semi-final Derry 3-11 Dublin 1-8 By Michael McMullan THREE second half goals from James Sargent, Luke Grant and Cahir Spiers shot Derry to a second All-Ireland minor final in three seasons. Advertisement And they had to do it the hard way after playing the second half with 14 men after having goalkeeper Jack […]