All-Ireland minor fixtures finalised

By Michael McMullan THE dates, times and venues have been announced for the All-Ireland minor quarter-finals. Ulster champions Derry will take on Galway in a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland semi-final. The Tribesmen were 2-9 to 1-11 winners on their way to the title despite a spirited Derry comeback. Advertisement From this year’s team, captain […]

Donegal test was vital for Oaks ahead of final

By Michael McMullan DERRY’S semi-final battle with Donegal was exactly what his side needed ahead of Sunday’s showdown (Armagh 6pm) with Monaghan, insists Oakleaf minor boss Damian McErlain. The Oakleafers are in their seventh minor decider in nine seasons since McErlain’s class of 2015 – with Shane McGuigan, Conor Glass and Shea Downey on board […]

Max ‘Mad’ keen to see Farney lift the title

By Barry O’Donnell MAX McGinnity’s wand of a left foot kept Monaghan’s provincial dreams alive in the closing embers of last weekend’s classic Ulster Minor semi-final with Tyrone, but he is concious that more magic will be required from the Farney if they are to annex the trophy. The Castleblayney teenager struck over eight frees, including […]

Barrett: It’s a free hit for Donegal

IT isn’t quite mission impossible, but Donegal manager Luke Barrett recognises that it’ll be no easy task to get the better of Derry in Saturday’s Ulster Minor Championship semi-final. While Donegal scored a victory over Derry in the Ulster Minor League final just a short while ago, it’s been a different story in the championship, […]

McErlain: Seniors showing the way for Derry youngsters

By Shaun Casey SUCCESS breeds success and Derry minor manager Damian McErlain believes the achievement of back-to-back Ulster titles from the senior side can positively drip down to the Oak Leaf youngsters. McErlain’s side meet Donegal in Saturday’s Ulster Minor semi-final, with the chance of getting back to the showpiece for the third time in […]

Monaghan manager Malone eyes tough test

By Shaun Casey MONAGHAN have the chance to dethrone the reigning Ulster champions Tyrone this weekend, but manager Dermot Malone believes they “have it all to do.” “Tyrone at any age group and at any level are always going to be hard to beat and they’ve got that bit of pedigree behind them, and we’ll […]