Morgan: Meenagh a welcome addition to the Mourne brain trust

By Shaun Casey WHEN Down and Derry clashed in last year’s McKenna Cup semi-final at Páirc Esler, Ciarán Meenagh was in the red and white corner, helping the Oakleaf County secure a penalty shootout win on their way to winning the competition for the first time since 2011. This time around however, the Tyrone native […]

Loughmacrory appoint new manager

TYRONE club Loughmacrory have appointed former Derry minor and u-20 manager Martin Boyle as their new boss, Gaelic Life can confirm. Boyle was ratified on Friday night and will have Mark McCullagh on the ticket with the remainder of his management team still to be finalised. He takes over from outgoing manager Ciarán Meenagh who […]

Meenagh pays tribute to Benny Heron as he calls time on Oakleaf career

By Michael McMullan BENNY Heron was one of the most valued members of Derry’s back-to-back winning team, was “massively respected” within the group and has the potential to have a successful career as a coach. That’s the opinion of Ciarán Meenagh, who coached and managed Derry on their rise from Division Four to Ulster glory […]

Meenagh joins Conor Laverty’s backroom team in Down

CIARÁN Meenagh has joined the backroom team of Conor Laverty’s Down Senior Footballers, it has emerged this evening. Meenagh had been involved with Derry since 2018, originally in a coaching capacity before stepping into the management position vacated by Rory Gallagher in the lead-in to this year’s Ulster final. Subsequent to their impressive showing against […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Will Harte’s style of play suit the Oak Leafers?

There is one thing that I have noticed over the last 10 to 15 years and that is in GAA circles, allegiances mean very little. The GAA was rocked this week with the news that Mickey Harte would become the next Derry senior football team manager. I’m sure when considering who would become the next manager, […]

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 […]

Process to appoint next Derry manager ongoing

By Michael McMullan THE process to appoint the next Derry senior football manager is still “currently ongoing”. Two of  the men linked to the vacant post have been officially ruled out this week, leaving the Oakleafers still searching for their next boss. As reported by Gaelic Life, Ciarán Meenagh took himself out of consideration for […]

Meenagh rules himself out of Derry manager position

By Michael McMullan CIARÁN Meenagh won’t be the next Derry senior manager after ruling himself out of the running, Gaelic Life can confirm. Meenagh, a selector under Rory Gallagher, took on the role as manager when Gallagher stepped down after Derry’s Ulster final win over Armagh earlier this season. Gallagher faced accusations of domestic abuse […]

JOE BROLLY: Oakleaf crossroads

WHAT a hateful day. Derry had to lose it as Kerry were not going to win it. And we obliged. Conor Glass was anonymous again in Croke Park. Just like the club final and the semi-final last year against Galway. Didn’t track the wing-back for Kerry’s goal. Kicked a simple footpass over the sideline at a […]