Derry hurling boss wary of potential banana skin

By Niall Gartland DERRY hurlers begin their Christy Ring Cup campaign this weekend as they commence their quest to go one better than last year in the competition. The Oakleafers lost last year’s final by a mere two points against Meath, but manager Johnny McGarvey knows it would be foolhardy to look beyond the group […]


Speculation mounts of Mickey Harte being named as new Derry boss

By Michael McMullan SPECULATION is mounting that former Tyrone and Louth manager Mickey Harte is set to be named as the new Derry senior football manager. Harte stepped down as Louth boss on Monday night and is tipped to fill the vacancy with Ulster champions Derry. Louth GAA issued the following statement: Advertisement “Following a […]

STEVEN POACHER: How to coach the tackle

MOST teams are now entering into club championships across the province and, as coaches, it’s important we remember that Gaelic football has clearly defined rules. It is amazing how many of us probably don’t familiarise ourselves with those rules, particularly surrounding contentious issues such as the tackle. It’s also important to remember that it’s a game […]

Derry focusing mainly on themselves says Meenagh

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Ciaran Meenagh accepts the tight turnaround time from Monday’s draw and says the biggest element of his side’s focus will be getting a performance in Croke Park. Like champions Kerry, Armagh and Dublin, the Oakleafers will have to wait to see who they are paired with before honing in closer […]

McKaigue good to go for last eight: Meenagh

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Ciaran Meenagh confirmed that Chrissy McKaigue will be “good to go” for the All-Ireland quarter-finals later this month. The All-Star defender was listed to start against Clare in Longford but an injury sustained early in the win over Donegal needed “a wee bit” of time. “If it was knock-out, sudden […]

Plotting the next step

By Michael McMullan THE drive from Enniskillen to Owenbeg is thinking time for Rory Gallagher and last Friday he was on the road again. Promotion is secure. The Dublin defeat has been chewed over. Championship is looming. Eight more sleeps to the Fermanagh game. For someone fascinated by sport, this is heaven. Speaking after their […]