Derry come up short after the bravest of comebacks

Christy Ring Cup final Meath 1-23 Derry 1-21 By Michael McMullan MEATH had to fend off a stern Derry comeback to deny the Oakleafers a first Christy Ring Cup title in a game of two halves at Croke Park on Saturday afternoon. Advertisement It was the shootout between star men Cormac O’Doherty and James Regan […]

Derry name team for trip to Ballybofey

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Ciaran Meenagh has named an unchanged line-up for Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC game clash with Ulster rivals Donegal (Ballybofey 4pm). There is a second start of the season for Ciaran McFaul, with Shane McGuigan set for his 60th senior game for Derry. Injury has once again ruled out Oisin McWilliams and […]

Derry unchanged for latest Christy Ring bid

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Johnny McGarvey has named an unchanged side for Saturday’s Christy Ring Cup decider against Meath (Croke Park 5pm). The Oakleafers lost finals to Kerry (2015) and Offaly (2021) and face the Royals who are bidding get their hands on the cup for a third time. The sides met in the […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: A free shot for Donegal

AFTER last weekend’s games, I’m still a little disappointed with the intensity levels that we are seeing in this year’s All-Ireland series. There is nothing we can do about that now, so we have to simply let it play itself out. I mentioned last week that I think for next season there will have to […]

All-Ireland minor fixtures finalised

By Michael McMullan THE dates, times and venues have been announced for the All-Ireland minor quarter-finals. Ulster champions Derry will take on Galway in a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland semi-final. The Tribesmen were 2-9 to 1-11 winners on their way to the title despite a spirited Derry comeback. Advertisement From this year’s team, captain […]