McKenna Cup helps Derry’s winning mentality

By Michael McMullan CONOR McCluskey feels Derry’s McKenna Cup triumph was perfect to get into a “winning mentality” ahead of their league campaign that gets underway at home to Limerick on Saturday (3pm) at Owenbeg. The Magherafelt defender feels it is important to win every game regardless of the competition and insists promotion is a […]

Teams named for McKenna Cup semi-finals

By Michael McMullan CAVAN and Derry name named their teams for this weekend’s Dr McKenna Cup semi-finals. Mickey Graham has made four changes for Saturday’s (5pm) visit of Tyrone to Kingspan Breffni Park. There is a first start of the season for Niall Carolan, with Padraig Faulkner, Conor Brady and Brandon Boylan returning. Advertisement Tyrone […]

Gallagher calling for more hunger and desire for the year ahead

By Michael McMullan DERRY may have won their first Ulster title in 24 years last season and narrowly missed out on promotion to the top flight, but manager Rory Gallagher has generalised what success will look like for the Oakleafers in 2023. Speaking minutes after Lachlan Murray’s wonder score to grab a draw against Tyrone […]

Final round of McKenna Cup games set for midweek

CAVAN have made two changes for Wednesday’s final group game in the McKenna Cup in  Kingspan Breffni Park. Raymond Galligan takes over from Liam Brady between the posts. with Cian Madden coming into the attack at the expense of Brandon Boylan. Kieran McGeeney’s side were winners over Antrim with goals from Joe Sheridan and Conor […]

Donegal must make a case for the defence insists former star

By Michael McMullan FORMER Donegal star Joyce McMullin feels Michael Murphy’s retirement will leave a “huge void” to fill, but hopes the new management can unearth some solid defenders. In a feature interview this week, McMullin remarked how he has enjoyed watching Donegal in recent seasons, but feels they have struggled defensively. New manager Paddy Carr […]