1 Shane Ryan (Kerry) IN our book, Ryan has been the outstanding goalkeeper in this year’s championship. His kick-outs have been superb, he’s made some smart saves and he even scored a point from play against Derry (a controversial point, granted). A very assured goalkeeper indeed. 2 Tom O’Sullivan (Kerry) Advertisement TOM O’Sullivan missed […]
By Michael McMullan SHOCK was the dominant emotion as Derry manager Ciarán Meenagh began to process Sunday’s All-Ireland exit but he also felt the squad did the county proud. Before leaving a “highly disappointed” Derry dressing room, Meenagh offered the same word to the squad he’d preached “over and over” in the 10 weeks since […]
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 […]
By Michael McMullan DERRY could be without experienced trio Ciaran McFaul, Padraig Cassidy and Gareth McKinless for their opening game of the new season, manager Rory Gallagher has indicated. The Oakleafers host Monaghan on Friday (7.45) in the McKenna Cup at Owenbeg, a repeat of his first game in charge two seasons ago. McFaul picked […]
By Michael McMullan Oakleaf rising PADDY McBrearty may have ended Derry’s Anglo Celt hopes with a stoppage time sucker punch in Ballybofey, but it was another year of progress under Rory Gallagher. There was the return of Conor Glass to action and a more consistent look to the side, but the addition of Gareth McKinless […]
Gareth McKinlessy, who’s battling to be fit for this weekend’s Sigerson Cup game against UCD, pays tribute to Paul Rouse’s UU team.