PREVIEW: All-Ireland title is up for grabs

Electric Ireland Minor Football Championship Final Derry v Armagh Sunday, O’Neill’s Healy Park, 2pm By Michael McMullan IT’S like last year only it’s different in the race for the Tom Markham Cup. Derry and Armagh lock horns for the third time this season in Sunday’s All-Ireland Minor final. Advertisement When the Oakleafers won their sixth […]

Dromintee club helping Orchard blossom

Electric Ireland Minor Football Championship Final Derry v Armagh Sunday, O’Neill’s Healy Park, 2pm By Shaun Casey THESE are exciting times for the Dromintee club. Not just at present, with a number of their young players involved with the Armagh minor team managed by the club’s most famous son Aidan O’Rourke, but for the future as […]

McErlain hails Derry composure as Oakleafers set up third meeting with Armagh

By Michael McMullan DERRY and Armagh will meet in the Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor final later this month, a third meeting of the counties this season. The Oakleafers were comfortable winners over Armagh in the group stages with the Orchard County bouncing back to push them to the pin of their collar in the Ulster […]

Derry must put their best foot forward says McErlain

By Michael McMullan DERRY minors must produce their best performance yet when they take on Kerry in Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final (Mullingar 1.30pm) insists manager Damian McErlain. The reigning champions met the Kingdom in a challenge game during the season and the Derry management know exactly what is coming down the tracks. After digging their heels […]

No minor matter for Ulster duo

By Michael McMullan REIGNING champions Derry and Armagh are both in All-Ireland minor semi-final action this weekend. Derry backed up their Ulster league and championship double with a hard fought win over Dublin after shipping goals at crucial times. Damian McErlain can call on a handful of last year’s starting team against Kerry on Saturday […]

Forker hails special Armagh minor crop

By Michael McMullan ARMAGH minors have booked an All-Ireland semi-final clash with Mayo later this month and selector Stefan Forker has heaped the praise at the players’ door. It will be a first appearance in the last four since 2009 when a side including current senior stars Andrew Murnin and Rory Grugan went on to […]