Derry have full deck ahead of final step of title defence

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Rory Gallagher looks to have a full bill of health as the Oakleafers embark on the final step of their Ulster title defence against Armagh on Sunday. Gallagher didn’t have access to u-20 trio Mark Doherty, Matthew Downey and Niall O’Donnell for their semi-final over the Farney men due to […]

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 […]

McFaul boost for Derry ahead of championship

By Michael McMullan DERRY’S championship preparations have been given a boost by the return of Ciaran McFaul to the squad after his recent return from America, Gaelic Life understands. The Glen man wasn’t part of the build-up to Sunday’s defeat to Dublin but his presence will thicken up Rory Gallagher’s options as they prepare to […]

Derry could miss experienced trio for McKenna Cup opener

By Michael McMullan DERRY could be without experienced trio Ciaran McFaul, Padraig Cassidy and Gareth McKinless for their opening game of the new season, manager Rory Gallagher has indicated. The Oakleafers host Monaghan on Friday (7.45) in the McKenna Cup at Owenbeg, a repeat of his first game in charge two seasons ago. McFaul picked […]

O’Rourke says Glen have to deal with an ‘intercounty standard’ Kilcoo attack

By Niall McCoy FOR all the intrigue, backstories and possibilities surrounding Sunday’s highly-anticipated Ulster Club semi-final at the Athletic Grounds, there is one major thing bothering Glen manager Malachy O’Rourke – how to stop an “intercounty standard” Kilcoo attack. The Fermanagh native has always kept a curious glance on bits and bobs around the rest […]