Preview: Derry head into the west


All-Ireland SFC Galway v Derry Saturday, Salthill, 5.30pm Live on GAA GO By Michael McMullan DERRY went from box office to off Broadway with two swings of Shaun Patton’s boot. It was a proper hero to zero afternoon when the league champions and the most consistent team in the land were smashed to smithereens. Advertisement […]


A weekend of final action


Compiled by Jackie Cahill THERE’S more provincial silverware up for grabs over the coming weekend – with finals scheduled in Leinster, Munster and Ulster. In the TG4 Munster Senior Final in Mallow on Saturday (4pm), Cork will look to make it five successive titles when they take on Kerry, a game that is preceded by […]


Two Derry changes for trip to Salthill


By Michael McMullan DERRY have made two changes for Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC trip to Connacht champions Galway. Paudi McGrogan’s campaign has been ended with a cruciate injury with his place has been taken by Gareth McKinless who came on against Donegal. The other change sees impact man Niall Toner coming in for a fourth start […]


Derry must plan All-Ireland challenge without McGrogan


By Michael McMullan DERRY will have to plan without Paudi McGrogan for the rest of the season after news of a torn cruciate ligament. The Newbridge man, a former Derry minor captain, picked up a knee injury at training on Thursday after the Ulster defeat to Donegal. McGrogan, who has only missed one game since […]


PREVIEW: Ulster rivals set for u-20 final rematch


Ulster U-20 FC final Derry v Tyrone Wednesday, Armagh, 7.30pm Referee: Diarmuid Boylan (Monaghan) Live on TG4 YouTube By Michael McMullan A FIRST title for Derry since 2018 or Tyrone’s fourth in six seasons? All will be revealed on Wednesday night as another chapter in an Ulster rivalry is written. Advertisement The sides met in […]


McAtamney signs for New York Giants


By Michael McMullan FORMER Derry underage player Jude McAtamney has become the second Gaelic footballer to sign up for a career in the NFL. The Swatragh man has signed a three-year deal with the New York Giants. It follows the news of Mayobridge and Down’s Charlie Smyth putting pen to paper on a deal with […]


Rampant Donegal sink champions to net semi-final spot


Ulster SFC quarter-final Donegal 4-11 Derry 0-17 By Michael McMullan DONEGAL bagged four goals to dump champions Derry out of the race to win a third successive Ulster title on Saturday night at Celtic Park. Advertisement On a night when the home side were wasteful and unable to engineer a clear goal chance, Donegal’s four […]


JOE BROLLY: The litmus test


FR Liam McClarey, our team chaplain when we won the All-Ireland in 1993, had an audience with his Holiness the Pope in Rome last Thursday. Liam played on the Glack team that won the Derry Junior Championship in 1981. The competition is called the Joe Brolly Cup (after my late grandfather) and as my father […]