Mindset sets Sleacht Néill apart: McShane

By Michael McMullan MICHAEL McShane insists that Sleacht Néill’s mindset has been the driving force of keeping them at the top of Derry hurling for over a decade. Of their eleven successive titles, McShane has been at the helm for nine with previous winning manager Padraig Dougan added to the management team this season. They’ve […]

McShane happy with McKaigue in his new attacking role

By Michael McMullan SLEACHT Néill hurling boss Michael McShane’s thinking outside the box has given former defender Karl McKaigue a new lease of life in an attacking role. The Emmet’s take on Kevin Lynch’s on Sunday (Owenbeg 4pm) as they bid for an 11th senior title in a fifth consecutive final meeting of the big […]

An even bigger prize for Sunday’s winners in Derry

By Michael McMullan THERE is an even bigger prize for the winners of Sunday’s Derry Senior Hurling final with a passport straight through to December’s Ulster final. In the fixture cycle, it’s the turn of the Derry champions to get a bye with the Antrim and Down winners facing off in the semi-final. Champions Sleacht […]

Derry club championships just a week away

By Michael McMullan THE Derry club championship season will start next Thursday with Banagher hosting Lavey in the opening round of the hurling championship. Champions Sleacht Néill – in course for an 11th successive title – visit Na Magha in a group format that gives clubs one home, one away and one game at a […]

Derry club championshp draws

By Michael McMullan DERRY and Ulster champions Glen and beaten finalists Sleacht Néill have been kept apart in the Derry SFC. All competitions will be played in a group format before moving into the knock-outs stages. The group stages begin as follows: SFC: August 6 (Final October 29) IFC: August 6 (Final October 29) JFC: […]