Derry are Ulster’s best bet in All-Ireland race says O’Shea

By Shaun Casey AFTER this year’s dramatic Ulster final that was ultimately decided via a penalty shootout, and won by Derry, Paul Flynn caught the headlines for his views on the best team in Ulster. Derry had just edged out Armagh to complete back-to-back titles for only the second time in their history and their […]

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 […]

MATCH PREVIEW: Champions’ favourites tag will be tested to the max by Monaghan

Ulster SFC semi-final Derry v Monaghan Saturday, O’Neill’s Healy Park, 5pm By Michael McMullan RYAN O’Toole. What a man. The Scotstown defender’s wonder strike shot the Farney County into Saturday’s repeat of last year’s semi-final and another clash with reigning champions Derry. As a story, it will take some beating in Ulster this summer. Advertisement […]

Quickfire start was crucial for Derry says Rogers

By Michael McMullan A QUICK-FIRE start against Fermanagh on Saturday gave Derry the opportunity to get their key men on the front foot says Brendan Rogers. The Sleacht Néill man said a line was quickly drawn under their Dublin league final defeat ahead of the championship. Derry’s analysis came down to two elements. The Oakleafers […]

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. […]