Meenagh pays tribute to Benny Heron as he calls time on Oakleaf career

By Michael McMullan BENNY Heron was one of the most valued members of Derry’s back-to-back winning team, was “massively respected” within the group and has the potential to have a successful career as a coach. That’s the opinion of Ciarán Meenagh, who coached and managed Derry on their rise from Division Four to Ulster glory […]

Derry name side to take on the champions

By Michael McMullan CIARÁN Meenagh has named unchanged Derry team for Sunday’s Croke Park (4pm) semi-final date with All-Ireland champions Kerrry. Niall Toner has been retained with Benny Heron again held in reserve on a day when Chrissy McKaigue will make his 130th senior appearance for Derry. It’s a first game between the sides since […]

Heron delighted to be going up

By Michael McMullan A COLLECTIVE “ambition” and “togetherness” is paying dividends in Derry according to attacker Benny Heron. Having made his debut in 2013 when Derry were last promoted to Division One, the Ballinascreen man has experienced the dark days on the fall to the fourth tier and is glad to see the bounce back. […]

New management duo begin building phase in Ballinascreen

By Michael McMullan THE word building creeps up three times during a short conversation with Mark McCullagh as he looks ahead to life as Ballinascreen’s joint manager. It’s Monday afternoon at Loughmacrory Primary School where he teaches with Carrickmore native Mickey Gallagher. Together, they head up ‘Screen’s management team for the year ahead that began […]