McGuckin hoping extra quality makes the difference

BY KIERAN LYNCH THE Derry Football Championships get underway this weekend, and O’Donovan Rossa will be hoping that they can be amongst the contenders at senior grade. The Magherafelt men won the crown in 2019 and were beaten finalists in 2020, but with Glen and Slaughtneil the major players over the last few years, that […]

No minor matter: Derry and Kerry’s underage story

Sunday is a first meeting of Kerry and Derry at senior level since 2015. Since that, both counties laid strong foundations at underage level. Michael McMullan takes a look… “The transition talk…I think Joe Brolly…Joe Brolly told us the production line was finished in Kerry. Well, Joe Brolly….what d’ya think about that?” – Kieran Donaghy […]

Jack Madden: Groundhog day

“DERRY surprise Monaghan to continue Ulster run”. That was the RTÉ headline from May, 15, 2022. Less than 12 months on, it seemed as though Derry surprised Monaghan again, in spite of the reputation they have earned since. Seven points was the margin at the half-time break last year in the Athletic Grounds. In Healy […]

McKenna Cup helps Derry’s winning mentality

By Michael McMullan CONOR McCluskey feels Derry’s McKenna Cup triumph was perfect to get into a “winning mentality” ahead of their league campaign that gets underway at home to Limerick on Saturday (3pm) at Owenbeg. The Magherafelt defender feels it is important to win every game regardless of the competition and insists promotion is a […]