Gillis: Derry should expect the unexpected against Monaghan

By Shaun Casey DERRY have held the upper hand in recent games against Monaghan, but former Oak Leaf goalkeeper Barry Gillis warns that those results will count for little when the two teams come to blows on Saturday. Derry beat Vinny Corey’s men in last year’s Ulster semi-final, as they did in 2022 as well, […]

Former Derry goalkeeper Barry Gillis steps into management

By Michael McMullan FORMER Oakleaf goalkeeper Barry Gillis has stepped into management with Derry club Faughanvale. Joe Gray stepped down as manager after last season and Gillis comes on board as joint manager ahead of the 2023 season. Gillis was goalkeeper coach with Derry senior and minor teams under Damian McErlain, while also coaching goalkeepers […]

Barry Gillis – Answering the call

Barry Gillis’ position sense was evident in his early years when he played on the same team as future soccer star Aaron Hughes. Then, former Derry manager Mickey Moran spotted how Gillis could add to his defensive plans and made a phone call that would change his career. Michael McMullan writes… IT COULD’VE ended up […]