Defeats can fuel Down: Laverty


By Shaun Casey IT’S small margins at the highest level and just over two months ago, Down proved their quality against Armagh in the Ulster semi-final, with the Orchard County shading the contest by the minimum of margins. On the same day that Down compete in their second Tailteann Cup final in as many seasons, […]


Harte steps down as Derry manager


MICKEY Harte has stepped down as manager of the Derry Senior Intercounty footballers, it has been confirmed this afternoon. The Glencull man emerged as a shock successor to interim manager Ciaran Meenagh last September, but has decided to step down after serving a single season in the post. Harte steered Derry to Division One honours […]


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 […]