GERARD O’KANE: The boys of summer

TO say that Derry GAA is on the crest of a wave this week is an understatement. Having watched the minors beat Monaghan in Armagh on to win the All-Ireland on Sunday past, the attention now shifts to the seniors who take on Kerry on Sunday. While this column is generally reserved for a general […]

McEldowney expecting an electric atmosphere in minor final

By Michael McMullan EVERY young player wants to play in Croke Park and Fionn McEldowney is no different, but the Derry minor skipper feels it’s the right decision to take the All-Ireland minor final to Armagh. Sunday’s game (BOX-IT Athletic Grounds 1pm) will be the Oaks’ fourth meeting with Monaghan this year and McEldowney knows […]

McErlain happy with Derry mentality

By Michael McMullan DERRY minor manager Damian McErlain has paid tribute to how his young side mentally tuned in for Saturday’s All-Ireland clash with reigning champions Galway. The Oakleafers won their 16th Ulster title last month with a dramatic penalty shoot-out win over Monaghan and were back with their games faces on at training by […]

Derry make one change ahead of All-Ireland clash

By Michael McMullan DERRY have made one change ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final against reigning champions Galway in Carrick-on-Shannon (3.30pm). Cahal McKaigue has been rewarded for his telling contribution to their Ulster final win over Monaghan. He makes his return after his comeback from injury with John Boyle the unlucky player to miss out in […]

Oakleafers’ big task in the west

By Michael McMullan DAMIAN McErlain said Saturday’s All-Ireland minor quarter-final is a “big task” for his Derry side against a Galway team with five of last year’s winning team on board. Saturday’s game (Carrick on Shannon, 3.30pm) is a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland semi-final where Derry lost by a point despite a spirited comeback. McErlain, […]