Feature: Men of Steel

Steelstown have four players on the Derry senior football panel. Neil Forester lines out alongside them on the senior team. Brendan Hughes was involved in their underage development. Michael McMullan writes PLENTY of clubs have had four players on the pitch, in the same game, at county senior level. There will be others in the […]

Steelstown set target on staying up

By Michael McMullan STAYING in Division One was always Steelstown’s target this year insists manager Paddy Campbell. Now, with their status secured, the Brian Ógs are eyeing a similar feat when the senior championship rolls into action this summer. While falling narrow to Newbridge ini the league at the weekend, defeats for Ballinascreen and Lavey […]

Ulster title still the main focus insists Derry boss

By Michael McMullan AS the dust settled on Derry’s concession of four goals in Sunday’s league defeat to Dublin, manager Rory Gallagher was adamant his side would be giving the Ulster Championship their full focus. “I think it was a brilliant league, we’re delighted to get to Division One,” Gallagher said in summary of their […]

Wins for Ulster University and ATU Donegal

By Michael McMullan ULSTER University and ATU Donegal have set up a top of the table last in their section of the Higher Education Football League Division One. The sides will meet next Wednesday night in Convoy to see who tops the group and gets a home draw in the quarter-finals. Second half goals from […]

Ulster University and ATU Donegal off to winning starts

By Michael McMullan A GOAL from Derry’s Ben McCarron helped Ulster University off to a winning start in Thursday night’s opening game at home to St Mary’s in the Higher Education League Division One. The Steelstown man capitlaised on a defensive slip before firing home in a 1-8 to 0-4 victory for Barry Dillon’s side. […]

Ulster Schools Football All-Star Winners Announced

The Danske Bank Ulster Schools All-Stars for the 2018-19 season have been named with fifteen different schools represented for the first time ever. Each player took part in two trail games after being nominated initially, by their schools to attend the games. For the first time ever fifteen different schools are represented across the team […]

McCarron on brink of realising his Derry dream

All-Ireland Minor Football Championship final – Derry v Kerry – Sunday, Croke Park, 1.15pm IN 2007, Ben McCarron decided that he wanted to win an All-Ireland final. He made the decision while standing in the Nally Stand of Croke Park, watching the Oak Leaf county play Galway in the All-Ireland final. At the final whistle, […]