GAA receive fault report from Hawk-Eye

By Michael McMullan THE GAA have confirmed that a full report into the issues relating to problems with the score detection technology in use in Croke Park last weekend has been received from Hawk-Eye. It made the headlines after Derry had a Conor Glass effort ruled out, with “Nil” appearing after the Croke Park big […]

Derry boss rues not making the most from early dominance

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Rory Gallagher conceded that his side were beaten by a better team, but rues not making use of the spell of dominance that saw them go three points clear after 12 minutes. Points from Brendan Rogers (2) and Niall Loughlin had the Ulster champions  in control, but Galway were level […]

Derry v Galway – who will win the tactical battle?

Compiled by Michael McMullan THE STORY SO FAR Derry SINCE their hammering in the League to Galway, Derry upped the ante and everything they’ve touched has turned to gold. Advertisement Missing out on promotion was a bitter pill to swallow, but they spent their five post-League weeks wisely. Training was ramped up and their margin […]

Rory Gallagher – you’ve gotta roll with it

He cuts an animated figure on the sideline, but Rory Gallagher is calm ahead of the All-Ireland semi-final. Katrina Brennan reports… “You gotta roll with it, you gotta take your time, you gotta say what you say, don’t let anybody get in your way.” The famous Oasis lyrics sprung to mind when I asked Rory […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Which Shane will it be?

IT’S showtime this weekend as the four remaining teams do battle to earn their place in this year’s football decider. When you look at the pairings on paper it makes for two fantastic games where both teams are so evenly matched. In one semi-final you have two teams who most people would have tipped at the […]

Galway league defeat refocused us says Derry skipper McKaigue

By Michael McMullan WHILE their 11-point humbling at the hands of Galway in the March’s League clash was “massively tough” it “refocused” Derry ahead of their Anglo Celt winning campaign insists Chrissy McKaigue. The defeat ended Derry’s promotion hopes, but it was the manner of the defeat that struck the main chords in the camp. […]