Derry looking to regain momentum

By Michael McMullan DERRY have secured promotion for next year and spot in the league final but they are looking to regain their momentum when Roscommon visit Lavey on Sunday. Manager Johnny McGarvey said wasteful doesn’t come close to summing up last weekend’s 0-18 draw in Wicklow. On top of their 26 wides, three shots […]

League final spot in Derry’s own hands

By Michael McMullan DERRY will be aiming to secure their league final spot this weekend with eyes beginning to focus on next month’s start of the Christy Ring Cup. With six points from wins over Tyrone, Donegal and London, Derry are guaranteed promotion and manager Johnny McGarvey is content with their progress. More complete performances […]

Promotion the target for Derry hurlers

By Niall Gartland JOHNNY McGarvey is hopeful of a more stable league campaign in his second year in charge of the Derry hurlers. They find themselves in Division 2B having suffered relegation last year, but they’ve had a much more productive pre-season under their belts as they look ahead to their season opener against Tyrone […]

Mullan’s latest Croker mission

Christy Ring Cup final Derry v Meath Saturday, Croke Park, 5pm (Live on TG4) By Michael McMullan Advertisement SATURDAY will be John Mullan’s third time to grace the luscious sod of Croke Park. Along his younger brother Richie, he was on the wrong end of Offalys 0-41 tally in the Christy Ring final two years […]

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) […]

Derry’s fate is in their own hands

By Shaun Casey HEADING into the final two rounds of the Christy Ring Cup, Derry, who have drawn one, lost one and won one, can qualify for the final if they win their remaining two games against table toppers London and bottom of the pile Mayo. It’s all in their own hands and Derry manager […]

Derry win first All-Ireland title in style

All-Ireland U-20 B Hurling final Derry 3-17 Roscommon 2-14 By Michael McMullan DERRY made history at Croke Park on Saturday afternoon as their u-20 hurlers won a first All-Ireland B title more comfortably than the 3-17 to 2-14 scoreline suggests. Advertisement The Oakleafers hit 22 wides in all and the Rossies hit a late consolation […]

Derry annouce team for tilt at first u-20 All-Ireland title

By Michael McMullan DERRY have named their team for Saturday’s All-Ireland U-20 B hurling final with Roscommon in Croke Park (2.45pm). The Oakleafers  go in search of their first success at this grade after losing finals to ten-time winners Kerry (2018) and Meath (2021). Derry were winners over Mayo and Donegal on their way to […]