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. […]

Derry go nine games unbeaten as late Rogers strike sink the Dubs

Allianz NFL Round 5 Derry 1-11 Dublin 0-13 By Michael McMullan A LAST gasp Brendan Rogers point kicked Derry victory in a pulsating finish against Dublin at a packed Celtic Park on Saturday night. Advertisement The Oakleafers, who trailed by six points early in the second half, are now nine games unbeaten since last year’s […]

IN FOCUS: Under the skin – Eoin Bradley

Eoin Bradley’s career has went around a few corners, but his love for sport has never waned. Michael McMullan went to meet him… IT’S Friday morning in Glenullin and Eoin Bradley is buzzing. Football has dominated his life and nothing has changed. Noel Trainor, the club’s 1985 championship winning goalkeeper, greets him on arrival. Sunday […]

DERRY PREVIEWS: Glen hoping to cross another ‘Bridge

THE championship weekends are nearing a close. The semi-finals of the senior and intermediate football championships are down for decision. Craigbane and Ballerin lock horns in the junior decider, DERRY SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINALS GLEN V NEWBRIDGE Saturday, Owenbeg, 6.45pm THE manner of their second half win over Magherafelt laid down a statement that […]

Former Derry stars pay tribute to Brian Mullins

By Niall Gartland TWO former Derry players have paid tribute to one of the game’s legendary figures, Brian Mullins, who passed away last Friday at the age of 68. Mullins had a successful playing career with Dublin, winning four All-Ireland medals and playing in nine finals, but he also made his mark as manager of […]