Aoife glad that Derry camogie has turned corner

By Niall Gartland AOIFE Ní Chaiside kept on soldiering with Derry camogs during a relative barren spell with the county, so she knows how important it is to ensure they keep on travelling in the right direction. Derry are braced for this Saturday’s Ulster Senior Championship campaign final against Antrim and victory would be another […]

‘I’d run out of the way if she hit a ball near me’

Derry’s Mairead McNicholl talks about her team-mates… Name: Mairead McNicholl. Age: 28. Teams played for: Swatragh, Derry, St Patrick’s College, Maghera and Queen’s University, Belfast. Advertisement Earliest GAA memory? Watching the Swatragh Senior Camogie team get to the All-Ireland final in 2000. Which team-mate has been the most inspirational and why? Janet McGuckin. She always […]

Derry lead the way on Soaring Stars team

ALL-IRELAND intermediate camogie champions Derry lead the way with eight players named on the PwC Soaring Stars team. It took Derry two attempts to win their first All-Ireland since 2012 with a fine performance seeing off Meath in a replay in Clones after the sides ended level in Croke Park. Derry has won an impressive […]

Ulster players shortlisted for camogie awards

By Michael McMullan DERRY All-Ireland winning camogie duo Áine McAllister and Aoife Ní Chaiside have both been shortlisted for intermediate player of the year. The joint captains led by example in a season that saw the Oakleaf County end the famine since their 2012 success. Ní Chaiside picked up her second All-Ireland medal with Derry […]

Derry embracing the opportunity

By Shaun Casey ALL-IRELAND finals don’t come along every season, so the Derry camogs are savouring the build up to Sunday’s Intermediate showdown with Meath. All the hard work and tough graft has been done at this stage, so fine-tuning tactics and softening some injury concerns is all training has consisted of recently. The team […]

Derry a step away from Croke Park

By Kieran Lynch DERRY are back at the semi-final stage of the All-Ireland Intermediate Championship for the second straight year, with Kilkenny standing between them and a trip to Croke Park. However, earlier in the season, the Oakleaf County must have been doubting whether or not they would get back to the final four after […]

Derry looking to maintain winning run

By Michael McMullan DERRY were comfortable winners in their first two games and face neighbours Antrim on Saturday (Glenariffe 5pm) bidding to maintain their winning start. The Oakleafers only success came back in 2012 when they needed a replay to see off Galway. From that winning team, only Aoife Ni Chaiside remains as they aim […]

Something special

By Shaun Casey WHAT makes Sleacht Néill so special? If you’re to believe Aoife Ní Chaiside, then there’s not that much really. But we all know different. Over the last decade, the club has emerged as one of the best in the land at football, hurling and camogie. Under the watchful eye of Mickey Moran, […]

‘Massive game’ for Derry in promotion race

BY KIERAN LYNCH DERRY are hoping to keep their Division 2A 100 per cent winning record in tact when they host Kerry this weekend. They have defeated Cavan and Westmeath to this point, and whilst manager PJ O’Mullan believes their performances can improve, they have been picking up wins, and that’s all that matters. “We’re […]

All-Stars Camogie Player of the Year

NO easy task. It’s been a particularly special year for Ulster Club Camogie, and our task is to whittle it all down and name a Camogie Player of the Year award at our All-Star ceremony on March 10. Loughgiel banished the ghosts of yesteryear by claiming a magical victory over Sleacht Néill in the Ulster […]