McGarvey full of praise for Derry after gutting defeat

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Johnny McGarvey was full of praise for his side and urges them to stick together after Saturday’s gut-wrenching defeat to Meath in the Christy Ring Cup final. The Oakleafers were seven points down before they scored, trailed by ten at half time and were 13 points in arrears before a […]

Derry unchanged for latest Christy Ring bid

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Johnny McGarvey has named an unchanged side for Saturday’s Christy Ring Cup decider against Meath (Croke Park 5pm). The Oakleafers lost finals to Kerry (2015) and Offaly (2021) and face the Royals who are bidding get their hands on the cup for a third time. The sides met in the […]

McGarvey hoping Derry hurlers rise to the occasion

By Michael McMullan DERRY senior hurling manager Johnny McGarvey sees Saturday’s Christy Ring Cup final showdown with Meath as a “50-50” clash and hopes it’s his side that rises to the occasion. The Royals were narrow winners when the sides met at Owenbeg in the league stages of the competition, but Saturday (Croke Park, 5pm) […]

Mullan hails input of Derry management team

By Michael McMullan DERRY attacking ace John Mullan has heaped praise on their new-look management team after stepping in at the eleventh hour this season to help guide the Oakleafers to Saturday week’s Christy Ring Cup against Meath in Croke Park (5pm). Johnny McGarvey answered the call just three weeks before the league opener with […]

Derry’s fate is in their own hands

By Shaun Casey HEADING into the final two rounds of the Christy Ring Cup, Derry, who have drawn one, lost one and won one, can qualify for the final if they win their remaining two games against table toppers London and bottom of the pile Mayo. It’s all in their own hands and Derry manager […]