Derry name team for visit of Monaghan

By Michael McMullan ULSTER champions Derry have named their team for Saturday night’s (7pm) visit of Monaghan in Celtic Park. There are no changes from the side that started the Ulster final win over Armagh. There is now place for Matthew Downey (quad injury) or Oisin McWilliams who continues his path back to full training […]

Derry drew on their Ulster final experience

By Michael McMullan THE experience of 2022 and dealing with the noise in Clones stood to Derry as Sunday’s Ulster final insists manager Ciaran Meenagh. Without the use of a Maor Foirne, running on to give instructions, Meenagh expressed how difficult it was to get messages on to the players as Sunday’s Ulster final morphed […]

A privilege to play with McGuigan says Conor Glass

By Michael McMullan DERRY captain Conor Glass said it was a privilege to play on the same team as Shane McGuigan in Sunday’s Ulster final win over Armagh. Both players scored penalties in a dramatic shootout as the Oakleafers repeated the feat of the team of 1976 by retaining the Ulster title. McGuigan was named […]

Meenagh takes over after Gallagher steps down

DERRY GAA have confirmed Ciaran Meenagh will take over as the county’s senior football manager after announcing Rory Gallagher’s resignation as manager. Meenagh was on board with former manager Damian McErlain and remained when Gallagher was appointed as the county’s new senior boss ahead of the 2020 season. The Loughmacrory man was at the helm […]

Dubs rematch a means to an end for Derry

National Football League Division Two final Derry v Dublin Sunday, Croke Park, 1.45pm By Michael McMullan JUST 27 days after Brendan Rogers kicked Derry to victory with the last action against the Dubs at Celtic Park, Rory Gallagher’s side will again cross swords with them. Five years and eight days since their relegation to Division […]

Meenagh feels O’Hanlon will keep his spot over returning Cluxton

By Michael McMullan DERRY assistant manager Ciaran Meenagh isn’t expecting eight-time All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton to dislodge David O’Hanlon ahead of Sunday’s Division Two league final. The 41-year-old made a surprise return to ease a goalkeeping injury crisis in Dessie Farrell’s squad, news that filtered into the Derry camp before their draw with Cork. […]

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 […]