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 […]

Marking Brendan Rogers was a tough day at the office says Stephen McGullion

THIS week, Stephen McGullion looks at the toughest opponents and some moments from his career Stephen McGullion. Age: 27. Teams played for: Derrygonnelly Harps, Fermanagh, Ulster University and Liverpool Hope University. Advertisement Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why? Brewster Park – thankfully we’ve had a lot of success there. Which opposition ground do […]

Momentum in the league is precious: Rogers

By Michael McMullan DERRY defender Brendan Rogers acknowledges that while his side’s league run-in is perfect championship preparation, taking their season game by game is the number one focus. The Oakleafers take their 100 per cent record to unbeaten Roscommon on Sunday knowing that a victory could leave them with one foot in the promotion […]

Opinion: Oaks growing tall

By Michael McMullan TWO years ago, Derry travelled to Páirc Uí Chaoimh and found themselves 10 points down with less than 10 minutes to play. After they battled back to the relative comfort of a two-point defeat before the calendar was put on ice with the Covid-19 restrictions. Since then, Derry have been a different […]