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 […]

Derry focusing mainly on themselves says Meenagh

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Ciaran Meenagh accepts the tight turnaround time from Monday’s draw and says the biggest element of his side’s focus will be getting a performance in Croke Park. Like champions Kerry, Armagh and Dublin, the Oakleafers will have to wait to see who they are paired with before honing in closer […]

Meenagh happy with new All-Ireland format

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Ciaran Meenagh feels the new All-Ireland format is “brilliant” and the Oakleafers’ camp is focused on finding form at the right time as the season heads towards the final run in. A five-point victory over Donegal leaves Derry in second place behind Monaghan by virtue of the Farney men having […]

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 […]