Derry team announced for Castlebar trip

By Michael McMullan DERRY have named their side for Saturday’s clash with Mayo in Castlebar (6.30pm). It’s an unchanged lineup from their win over Westmeath with the only change coming in the panel. Gareth McKinless makes a return to the squad after a two-match ban with the injured Marty Bradley making way. Advertisement Derry: Odhrán […]

Derry team named for Armagh visit

By Michael McMullan DERRY have made two changes to their team for Sunday’s visit of Armagh to Celtic Park (4pm). Injured duo Conor Doherty and Eoin McEvoy have been listed to start ahead of Declan Cassidy and the suspended Gareth McKinless from the defeat to Galway. Emmett Bradley retains his place with Cormac Murphy also […]

Two Derry changes for trip to Salthill

By Michael McMullan DERRY have made two changes for Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC trip to Connacht champions Galway. Paudi McGrogan’s campaign has been ended with a cruciate injury with his place has been taken by Gareth McKinless who came on against Donegal. The other change sees impact man Niall Toner coming in for a fourth start […]

Harte not rushing back Doherty

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Mickey Harte will be taking advice before deciding on Conor Doherty’s return to action. The Newbridge man played every minute of Derry’s season until a knee injury forced him off before half-time of their victory over Galway in Salthill. A scan revealed the injury wasn’t as serious as initially feared […]

McGuigan relishing life in the top-flight

By Michael McMullan PLAYING in front of bumper crowds are something Derry dreamt of insists Shane McGuigan. The 26-year-old marked his 70th senior appearance with an 11-point haul in Saturday’s win over Monaghan. While Celtic Park wasn’t as wedged full as their wins over Tyrone and Dublin in the league, McGuigan still hailed the importance […]

All-Star ballers

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 […]

Shock and pride at championship exit: Meenagh

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 […]

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 […]