McGeeney expecting tough opener against neighbours

By Shaun Casey ARMAGH have met Louth three times since Kieran McGeeney returned to the Orchard County following his six-year stint with Kildare and have an unbeaten record against their Leinster neighbours. In 2014, a late Stefan Forker goal saved Armagh’s blushes and stole a point while in 2015 and 2017, McGeeney’s men were ahead […]

Breffni County hoping for stable league campaign

By Niall Gartland ONE thing’s for sure, when it comes to Cavan football and the National Football League, at least in recent times, it’s rarely ever boring. You have to go all the way back to 2015 for the last time they’ve avoided either being relegated or promoted, a remarkable statistic and you’d wager that […]

Dublin hit four second half goals to end unbeaten Derry run in league decider

Allianz NFL Division Two final Dublin 4-6 Derry 0-11 By Michael McMullan DUBLIN avenged their earlier defeat to Derry by landing the Division Two title in Croke Park on Sunday afternoon. Advertisement The Dubs trailed 0-6 to 0-4 at the interval but hit four second half goals against a Derry team that lost skipper Conor […]

Dubs rematch a means to an end for Derry

National Football League Division Two final Derry v Dublin Sunday, Croke Park, 1.45pm By Michael McMullan JUST 27 days after Brendan Rogers kicked Derry to victory with the last action against the Dubs at Celtic Park, Rory Gallagher’s side will again cross swords with them. Five years and eight days since their relegation to Division […]

Derry name team for Croker showdown with the Dubs

CHRISSY McKaigue has not been listed in the Derry squad for Sunday’s NFL Division Two final with Dublin in Croke Park (1.45). McKaigue made an appearance in last week’s draw with Cork from the bench before being forced off with injury. Eoin McEvoy wasn’t in the panel for Wednesday’s u-20 win over Fermanagh but is […]

Meenagh feels O’Hanlon will keep his spot over returning Cluxton

By Michael McMullan DERRY assistant manager Ciaran Meenagh isn’t expecting eight-time All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton to dislodge David O’Hanlon ahead of Sunday’s Division Two league final. The 41-year-old made a surprise return to ease a goalkeeping injury crisis in Dessie Farrell’s squad, news that filtered into the Derry camp before their draw with Cork. […]

Meenagh backs McKaigue to be ready for league decider

By Michael McMullan ALL-STAR defender Chrissy McKaigue should be in line for action in Sunday’s NFL showdown with Dublin says Derry Assistant Manager Ciaran Meenagh. Speaking at Monday’s launch of the Ulster Championship, Meenagh also paid to tribute to strength and conditioning coaches Peter Hughes and Sean Quinn with he county’s medical team for keeping […]

Donnelly chasing character in Erne promotion push

By Katrina Brennan ‘CHARACTER’, ‘focus’ and ‘performance’ – they are just a few of the keywords Fermanagh manager Kieran Donnelly used as he reflected on the Westmeath game and looks ahead to Cavan this weekend. Fermanagh once again showed great character to stave off a second half Westmeath comeback and keep themselves in promotion contention. A win or […]

Kilpatrick ready for Orchard test

By Alan Rodgers ALL the permutations surrounding relegation or deciding the National League final pairing will only be secondary to the fact that this latest clash of Tyrone against Armagh carries massive significance for both counties. Two wins on the trot mean that the Red Hands enter this round seven game in buoyant mood. Victory […]