We’re just glad to have the Derry fans back on our side: Doherty


By Michael McMullan PLAYING in Croke Park brings the best out in players, insists Derry’s Conor Doherty ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final showdown with Kerry. Doherty made a return from injury to help Derry to victory in last weekend’s preliminary quarter-final win over Mayo in Castlebar. It was the Newbridge man’s penalty that sealed victory […]


The fruits of persistence for Michael Warnock and Glen


By Michael McMullan IT wasn’t always like this for Glen and Michael Warnock knows it too well. Standing in the aftermath of a second successive Ulster senior title, he chooses phenomenal as the word that best describes being part of the current Glen glory story. Then, he looks into the rear-view mirror to give some […]


Tony Scullion hails Derry’s latest stars


By Michael McMullan FORMER Derry star Tony Scullion has highlighted his delight with the county’s four All-Stars and Ethan Doherty being named as Young Player of the Year on Friday night. The four-time All-Star defender said it was a just reward but a “dissenting” voice or two from within the county wouldn’t have helped their […]


Glen set to maintain winning run as action continues


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 […]


Half a dozen Ulster players on GAA Team of the Week


THERE were six players named on the latest GAA Team of the Week Receive quality journalism wherever you are, on any device. Keep up to date from the comfort of your own home with a digital subscription. Any time | Any place | Anywhere Subscribe to current edition today and get access to our archive […]


The temperature rises on Derry’s promotion bid


By Michael McMullan IT’S a case of unbeaten meets unbeaten on Saturday (5pm) as the Royals make the trip to Owenbeg. Rory Gallagher’s side will have the Meath challenge fresh in the memory from last season when a Niall Loughlin goal in an unanswered 1-4 blitz in the last 10 minutes dug victory from the […]


Derry duo named on All-Star football team


TWO of Derry’s Ulster winning team have been listed on the All-Star team of the year. Rory Gallagher’s side took home the Anglo Celt Cup for the first time since 1998 before bowing out to Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final. Skipper Chrissy McKaigue – who has played 113 times for Derry – and midfielder Conor […]