Derry make it back to back titles

Dr McKenna Cup final Derry 0-12 Donegal 0-6 By Michael McMullan CHAMPIONS Derry retained their McKenna Cup title after encounter with Donegal on Saturday in Omagh. Advertisement Brendan Rogers and Patrick McBrearty saw red, in separate incidents, within seconds, in the third quarter with Oisin Gallen dismissed for two bookings late on. Donegal won the […]

Derry and Donegal name teams for McKenna Cup final

By Michael McMullan DERRY and Donegal have named their teams for  Saturday’s McKenna Cup final showdown  in O’Neill’s Healy Park (5pm). The Oakleafers have given a first start of the season to All-Star defender Conor McCluskey  who comes in ahead of clubmate Dan Higgins with Conor Doherty named at midfield. The other change sees Niall […]

Mac Ceallabhuí is aiming to impress

By Ryan Ferry JEAIC Mac Ceallabhuí is hoping that versatility will add to his chances of getting more minutes in a Donegal jersey this season. The Naomh Conaill defender had a good run with the county team during the 2020 championship which was played late in the year due to Covid. He has been involved […]

Lynch set for Oakleaf return

By Michael McMullan GOALKEEPER Odhrán Lynch has been named for Derry’s Dr McKenna Cup semi-final with Armagh (BOX-IT Athletic Grounds, 4pm) on Saturday. The Magherafelt man limped out during their county final defeat at the hands of Glen with a hamstring injury. After Jack Cassidy and Ryan Scullion playing in previous games, Lynch’s return – […]

Louth the only game on McGeeney’s radar

By Michael McMullan HOSTING Louth in the opening round of the NFL is only show in town for his side insists Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney. Speaking after their Dr McKenna Cup win over Tyrone, the former All-Ireland winning skipper didn’t delve into the importance of promotion. The Orchard County were relegated from the top flight […]

Armagh hold off the Red Hands to a clinch semi-final berth

Dr McKenna Cup Round Three ARMAGH 1-14 TYRONE 2-10 By Barry O’Donnell THE margins were wafer-thin come the final whistle last night but when the various permutations were untangled it was Armagh who booked their passage into the last four of the McKenna Cup by virtue of this narrow victory over old adversaries Tyrone at […]

Teams named for Derry’s McKenna Cup visit of Down

By Michael McMullan MICKEY Harte has made five changes to his Derry side for the visit of Down on Saturday night in Celtic Park (6pm). All-Star quartet Chrissy McKaigue, Brendan Rogers, Gareth McKinless and Shane McGuigan are listed to start. Missing out are Dan Higgins, Conor McGrogan, Ben McCarron and Patrick McGurk. Advertisement The other […]