Glenullin face into last game of title defence

By Michael McMullan GLENULLIN’S target has always been to retain their intermediate title insists Paddy Bradley, who feels his side didn’t get the credit for taking the silver last year. The title was last defended by Faughanvale in 1998. With Covid, Derry’s recent championship restructure and promotion freeze, the door was open for Glenullin to […]

Lynch expecting tough encounter with Glenullin

By Michael McMullan MARK Lynch is one of eight players from Banagher’s 2018 final win expected to be in their starting lineup on Sunday. Looking ahead to their final date with reigning champions Glenullin (Celtic Park, 1pm), the former Derry star is expecting a “brutal hard” encounter. Banagher came within a whisker of making the […]

Oakleaf Lions: A caring club for all

Tammy Cartin sends three of her children to the Oakleaf Lions, a GAA for All club based in Derry. She tells Michael McMullan their story of progress. IT’S Thursday afternoon. Tammy Cartin’s phone rings. She answers. As a mother of five, that time between school and dinner time vanished in a blink. Last Thursday had […]

New senior manager for Desertmartin

By Michael McMullan DERRY intermediate side Desertmartin have appointed a new senior football manager ahead of the 2023 season. Tyrone man Audi Kelly has taken over from Kevin O’Neill who stepped down after a three-year term that yielded back to back junior titles. Kelly managed Moy to Tyrone, Ulster and All-Ireland intermediate titles and was […]

Banagher annonce Paul Bradley as their new manager

By Michael McMullan BANAGHER have appointed Paul Bradley as their new senior football manager for the 2023 season. Bradley, a five-time senior championship winner with Sleacht Neill, stepped down after the years as the Emmet’s boss. Sleacht Néill won their last senior title in 2020, his first season, followed by two county final defeats at […]

Sean Marty Lockhart – Derry’s Mr Perfection

Sean Marty Lockhart was one of the greatest defenders in the game and holds the record number of International Rules’ appearances. Michael McMullan went to meet him… NOBODY else has played 16 times for Ireland in the International Rules. Not everybody picks up an All-Star, Ulster and League medals in a 15-year inter-county career. Not […]

The good, the bad and the free-taking competition

From Odhrán Crumley  Since Saturday’s Ulster Intermediate Club Semi-Final was decided by a free-taking competition, debate has raged across social media, terraces, bar stools and media outlets. One overwhelming response is that the GAA community seem to be united that a game should not be decided by this means. The point that players train all […]

Mullahoran win on ‘frees’ to set up St.Enda’s decider

Ulster Club Intermediate Football Championship Semi-Final ‘s 2018 St.Enda’s, Glengormley (Antrim) 0-13 Tattyreagh (Tyrone) 1-8 The Antrim kingpins rattled off the last four scores of the game to seal a come from behind win to reach the Ulster Club IFC Final. Substitute Mickey Morgan entered the fray to kick two match winning points in injury […]

Round Up – All of Saturday’s Ulster Club Action

From Odhrán Crumley  There were three games up for decision in both the junior and intermediate Ulster Club championship with Fermanagh’s Aghadrumsee and Derry duo Banagher and Limavady advancing.    Ulster Intermediate Club Football Championship Preliminary Round Advertisement Banagher (Derry) 2-11 Belnaleck (Fermanagh) 0-9 After waiting 66 years to claim a championship at senior level, […]