GERARD O’KANE: It’s time to unwind

FOR 95 per cent of club players, we are now well into the off season – or maybe party season as some would like to call it – though for those who did not make it to the latter end of their respective championships, this might have been the case for a number of weeks […]

Swatragh set to mark 50 years of camogie with new book and gala celebration

DERRY club Swatragh will mark 50 years of camogie with the launch of a new book and a gala celebration this weekend. It’s the culmination of many weeks and months and planning as the club aim to build for the future thanks to their recent youth development work. The camogie club, founded in 1973, merged […]

Brendan Rogers – Best of both worlds

Brendan Rogers is fully tuned into Sleacht Néill’s upcoming Ulster Senior Championship hurling final and he explains how being a dual-star has plenty of plus points, writes Shaun Casey IN a few days’ time, Brendan Rogers could well be named as the 2023 Footballer of the Year for his performances in the red and white […]

OISIN DUDDY: A journey to the Hogan Stand steps

Gaelic Life placement student Oisin Duddy has fond memories of winning an All-Ireland U-20 hurling title at Croke Park WHEN my club Na Magha lost to Setanta in the Ulster Junior Championship semi-final I thought my season was over, but in a way I was glad because we had a tough season and needed the break. Then that […]

Derry school launches transformative GAA project

ST Columb’s College Derry has launched a transformative five-year plan, in partnership with Braidwater, that not only seeks to promote participation and performance in Gaelic Games, but also aims to establish the Derry school as a key hub for GAA development in the city and the wider region. The initiative includes the appointment of a […]

Meenagh pays tribute to Benny Heron as he calls time on Oakleaf career

By Michael McMullan BENNY Heron was one of the most valued members of Derry’s back-to-back winning team, was “massively respected” within the group and has the potential to have a successful career as a coach. That’s the opinion of Ciarán Meenagh, who coached and managed Derry on their rise from Division Four to Ulster glory […]

Liam Peoples: A true Gael

By Michael McMullan IRREPLACEABLE. It’s just one word, but I heard it repeatedly by a handful of Claudy officials at Liam’s wake. That’s how they describe him. It was a community in a state of shock when the news broke last weekend. Advertisement As a goalkeeper in Derry’s team that reached the 1981 All-Ireland minor […]

Tom Quinn: A Bellaghy and Derry legend

By Michael McMullan ONE glance at Tom Quinn’s list of achievements tells you the stature of the man in footballing circles. Tom passed away recently and will go down as one of the all-time Bellaghy and Derry greats. With St Columb’s Derry, he won a Hogan Cup in 1965. A minor All-Ireland title followed in […]