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 […]

Glass named in Derry’s starting line-up

Conor Glass has been named to start in Derry’s Ulster Championship opener against Fermanagh as the Oak Leaf County defend their provincial crown. There had been injury concerns over the Glen midfield, who limped off during their Division Two league final defeat to Dublin with a hamstring wound. Glass forms a formidable midfield partnership with […]

Derry name team for Croker showdown with the Dubs

CHRISSY McKaigue has not been listed in the Derry squad for Sunday’s NFL Division Two final with Dublin in Croke Park (1.45). McKaigue made an appearance in last week’s draw with Cork from the bench before being forced off with injury. Eoin McEvoy wasn’t in the panel for Wednesday’s u-20 win over Fermanagh but is […]

Steven Poacher: Deciding the first line of engagement

AS the National Football league round robin concluded at the weekend, a lot of talking points emerged, some familiar ones, such as the magic of Monaghan, Mayo flying in the league again, Derry’s continued resurgence under Gallagher and then we had the Armagh debate, a fan base with huge expectations, but are these expectations realistic […]

Meenagh backs McKaigue to be ready for league decider

By Michael McMullan ALL-STAR defender Chrissy McKaigue should be in line for action in Sunday’s NFL showdown with Dublin says Derry Assistant Manager Ciaran Meenagh. Speaking at Monday’s launch of the Ulster Championship, Meenagh also paid to tribute to strength and conditioning coaches Peter Hughes and Sean Quinn with he county’s medical team for keeping […]

Derry set to dance with the Dubs at Celtic Park

By Michael McMullan SATURDAY is Rory Gallagher’s 40th game in charge of Derry with the visit of Dublin to Celtic Park as the county continue to bask in watching their side’s stock rise. It’s a world apart from the Derry’s first two games at the city venue. His first was a mid-week defeat at the […]

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 […]