Cleary has clear vision of Derry’s task

By Michael McMullan SATURDAY’S visit of London to Owenbeg is essentially an All-Ireland semi-final, insists Paul Cleary. There are two rounds of the Christy Ring group format to go but defeat in Kildare has left Derry at jeopardy’s door this weekend. Speaking after their win over Tyrone, Derry boss Johnny McGarvey felt two teams from […]

Oak Leaf hurler’s title hopes set for acid test

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Johnny McGarvey said his side will face the “acid test” on Saturday with a trip to fellow Christy Ring Cup contenders Kildare. A glance at the table suggests that two from Derry, London and Kildare – all on four points – will advance to the final. After this weekend, Derry […]

McGarvey hoping Derry hurlers rise to the occasion

By Michael McMullan DERRY senior hurling manager Johnny McGarvey sees Saturday’s Christy Ring Cup final showdown with Meath as a “50-50” clash and hopes it’s his side that rises to the occasion. The Royals were narrow winners when the sides met at Owenbeg in the league stages of the competition, but Saturday (Croke Park, 5pm) […]