Derry must deliver against Clare: Gallagher


By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Rory Gallagher’s focus is now fully on Sunday week’s visit of Clare. The Oakleafers took a significant step towards promotion with victory over Dublin on Saturday night. Cork’s win over the Banner on Sunday means Derry will gain promotion to Division One for the first time since 2015 if they […]


2022 All-Stars Hurler of the Year


THE Hurler of the Year will be announced on the night of the Gaelic Life All-Stars on March 10 at the Hillgrove Hotel. One of the most prestigious awards at our annual ceremony, last year’s winner was Brendan Rogers of Sleacht Néill, a hugely talented player for both club and county who excelled in the Emmet’s […]


Derry take unbeaten run to Newbridge


By Michael McMullan THE last time Derry and Kildare crossed paths in the league; it took a controversial late Emmett McGuckin goal to earn Damian Barton’s side a 1-18 to 1-17 win. From that Division Two clash six years ago in Celtic Park, only attackers Benny Heron and Niall Loughlin are on board with the […]


Glen can go all the way says Brendan Rogers


By Shaun Casey DERRY dual star Brendan Rogers believes that Glen could go all the way in the All-Ireland series and lift the Andy Merrigan Cup. The Watty Graham’s club dethroned the reigning All-Ireland champions Kilcoo in an enthralling Ulster final last weekend and now face Galway side Maigh Cuilinn in the All-Ireland semi-final. Rogers is […]


Bradley happy to be playing with a full deck


By Michael McMullan PAUL Bradley has a full panel to pick from for the first time in his three-year tenure as Sleacht Néill senior football manager. The Emmet’s take on Lavey in Sunday’s semi-final, a repeat of last year’s clash when extra-time was needed to qualify for the final. Defenders Karl McKaigue and Paul McNeill […]


McShane not ruling Brendan Rogers out of Derry hurling showdown


By Michael McMullan SLEACHT NÉILL hurling manager Michael McShane is “not ruling out” vice-captain Brendan Rogers’ involvement in Sunday week’s Derry SHC final with Kevin Lynch’s. Rogers hasn’t played in any of the club’s football or hurling games since fracturing a bone in his wrist on football league duty against Lavey six weeks ago. The […]


Ulster players among All-Star football nominations


ULSTER champions Derry, Monaghan and Armagh have players in the shortlist for All-Stars after their performances in the 2022 season, with Derry’s Ethan Doherty shortlisted for Young Player of the Year. Seven of Derry’s winning team have been shortlisted with Jack McCarron (Monaghan) Armagh’s Jarly Óg Burns, Rory Grugan, Stefan Campbell, Rian O’Neill and Ethan […]