Oakleafers retain title

 All-Ireland U14 Gold final Derry 2-12  Armagh 2-10   By Shaun Casey  DERRY retained their All-Ireland U14 Gold title with a two-point win over Armagh at the BOX-IT Athletic Grounds when a late goal from sharpshooter Cara Bennett secured the crown. Advertisement It was a game of two halves, with Derry building up a huge half […]

McQuade: We want to take the step up

By Niall Gartland FERMANAGH ladies captain Shannan McQuade recognises that they need to be proving themselves in Saturday’s Ulster Junior Championship final against Derry if they’re to carry through their ambitions of becoming a recognised team at Intermediate level. This time last year the Erne County produced a creditable performance against Down in the Junior […]

Quitting was never an option for captain of the Oakleafers

By Niall Gartland DERRY ladies captain Joanne Corr has been determined not to let a heart condition stop her from playing the sport she loves. The Ballymaguigan girl can’t wait for Saturday’s Ulster Junior Championship final against Fermanagh, but her career hasn’t always been plain-sailing and she took a number of years out as a […]

The Shamrocks are in bloom

By Michael McMullan THREE years ago Áine Bell realised it was now or never for Ballinderry to roll out ladies football across the club. In her playing days, she togged out for nearby Artrea. More recently, players from the parish were playing for Ballymaguigan, Loup, Moortown and Ardboe. With three young daughters coming into the […]

Derry determined to get off the mark

By Shaun Casey THE Derry ladies have suffered five defeats on the trot and with two games remaining in their Division Four National League campaign, the Oakleafers are still searching for their first win of 2024. While the league table doesn’t make for pretty reading, it hasn’t all been doom and gloom inside the Derry […]

All-Ireland glory for Derry ladies

All-Ireland U14 Gold Final Derry 4-9 Tipperary 2-6 By Aisling Clery DERRY, after victory in the Bronze final in 2022, were crowned U14 All-Ireland Gold champions at the expense of a talented Tipperary side at Clan na Gael, Dundalk. Advertisement Derry led by eight at the break, but two goals within sixty seconds from Tipperary […]

Treaty test a good chance to measure Derry progress

DERRY’S league knock-out ambitions hang by a thread, but a win against Limerick at Owenbeg on Sunday (2pm) will keep their hopes alive. Their Division 4B campaign has been a mixed bag to date under new manager James McGurk. His first league game in charge of the side saw them ship a massive 5-15 in […]

Steelstown ready for another crack at Ulster

By Niall Gartland DERRY ladies champions Steelstown get their provincial campaign underway against Con Magees in a preliminary round clash on home turf this Sunday, and how they’d love to make amends for the heartbreak of last year. They were left reeling by a suckerpunch goal at the end of the Ulster Intermediate final against […]

Derry LGFA announce McGurk as senior manager

By Michael McMullan DERRY have appointed James McGurk as their new senior ladies football manager, Gaelic Life can confirm. The Steelstown clubman takes over from Odhran McNeilly who stepped down mid-season with outgoing minor manager Paul Simpson stepping in for the remainder of 2022. Derry LGFA confirmed that McGurk was ratified, on a rolling year […]

Derry Ladies set for finals day

By MICHAEL MCMULLAN STEELSTOWN have the chance to win a third successive Derry title when they lock horns with Ballymaguigan (1pm) on Sunday afternoon in Glen. The game will be played as part of a double header that includes the intermediate final. It’s a fifth appearance in the decider in six years for Steelstown who […]