By Michael McMullan ULSTER champions Glen will be fancied to keep their winning run going this week when they travel to Ballinascreen (Saturday, 5.30pm). Malachy O’Rourke has yet to have his full hand on the pitch at any one time. Despite being hit by an early Swatragh onslaught, the Watties never reached for the panic […]
By Michael McMullan ULSTER senior hurling champions Sleacht Néill will need to iron out their shaky starts ahead of the defence of the Four Seasons Cup insists Shane McGuigan. The Emmet’s shot 13 first-half wides and had to come from a 0-6 to 0-5 interval deficit to win a tenth successive Derry hurling title on […]
Bellaghy were All-Ireland Club champions 50 years ago and it might never have been the case had Gerry Donnelly held his brother Hugh scoreless in a county semi-final. Michael McMullan takes up the story… THERE was many a ball kicked in Joe and Josephine Donnelly’s home in Newbridge, a céilí house where the door is […]
THE Derry Senior Football Championship kicks into action for another season and Niall Gartland look at the top teams on the roll of honour… Bellaghy – 21 titles EVEN though they haven’t won the Derry Championship since 2005, Bellaghy sit comfortably at the top of the tree with 21 titles to their name. They’ve also […]
Magherafelt may not have had the underage success that Glen have enjoyed, but they are optimistic about victory.