Magherafelt content with progress ahead of final showdown

By Michael McMullan BRIAN McGuckin said the Magherafelt camp are “really content” with where they are at ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Glen (Celtic Park, 3.30pm). After seeing off Newbridge, their recovery process and preparations fully kicked in for Sunday’s date with the champions. Conor Kearns, a central player in their 2019 and 2020 runs […]

Magherafelt expecting another tough test in semi-final

By Michael McMullan IT was irrelevant who Magherafelt got in the Derry SFC semi-final draw insists Brian McGuckin, and he expects a “huge battle” with Newbridge on Saturday (Owenbeg, 5.45pm). McGuckin and Damian Barton are in their second year in charge of Magherafelt with Kilcoo’s All-Ireland winning coach Richard Thornton coming on board this season. […]

McGuckin hoping extra quality makes the difference

BY KIERAN LYNCH THE Derry Football Championships get underway this weekend, and O’Donovan Rossa will be hoping that they can be amongst the contenders at senior grade. The Magherafelt men won the crown in 2019 and were beaten finalists in 2020, but with Glen and Slaughtneil the major players over the last few years, that […]

Brian McGuckin looks at what makes up his perfect player

WE asked former Tyrone player Brian McGuckin what made up his perfect player… INTELLIGENCE Brian McGuigan (Tyrone) / Malachy McGlinchey (Edendork) I would find it hard to pick one of them. MOTIVATOR Ronan McGuckin (Ballinderry) My cousin Ronan could definitely get you up for a game. STRENGTH Niall McCusker (Ballinderry) / John Mallon (Edendork) Neither […]

“The man was on fire that day”

THIS week we look back at some of the memorable games from former Tyrone forward Brian McGuckin. Teams played for: Edendork St Malachy, Ballinderry Shamrocks, Tyrone and UUJ. Current involvement: Advertisement Co manager/coach, alongside Damian Barton, with Magherafelt O’Donovan Rossa. Which club game, that you played in, will you never forget and why? The 2010 […]

Magherafelt secure management for the new season

By Michael McMullan MAGHERAFELT have a new senior football management team in place for the 2022 season, Gaelic Life can confirm. Damian Barton and Brian McGuckin have been appointed as a joint ticket to succeed Adrian Cush, who stepped down after four seasons in the post. The duo were teaching colleagues in St Patrick’s Dungannon […]