Goal hero Mulholland strikes again for champions

By Michael McMullan FOR the second year in a row, Cathal Mulholland kicked home a county final goal as Glen kept their hands on the John McLaughlin Cup, clinching three-in-a-row. Three points from younger brother Eunan, named as Man of the Match, helped Glen reel Magherafelt back in from their 0-5 to 0-2 lead. The […]

Glen must be ready for a battle: Bradley

By Michael McMullan GLEN selector Johnny Bradley insists his side must brace themselves for a “serious battle” when they lock horns with Magherafelt in Sunday’s final (Celtic Park, 3.30pm). The Ulster champions are one game away from a third successive title, something Bradley didn’t entertain as being anywhere in the Glen psyche. Sunday is a […]

Magherafelt content with progress ahead of final showdown

By Michael McMullan BRIAN McGuckin said the Magherafelt camp are “really content” with where they are at ahead of Sunday’s showdown with Glen (Celtic Park, 3.30pm). After seeing off Newbridge, their recovery process and preparations fully kicked in for Sunday’s date with the champions. Conor Kearns, a central player in their 2019 and 2020 runs […]

GAA President elect visits Derry primary school

By Michael McMullan GAA President elect Jarlath Burns was a special guest in St Brigid’s Primary School Tirkane/Bunscoil Naomh Bríd Tír Chiana on Wednesday afternoon. A long-term friend and college colleague at St Mary’s University College in Belfast of acting principal Ursula O’Hanlon, Burns was given a guard of honour with pupils all dressed in their […]

‘Two championships’ in one season in Tyrone

By Michael McMullan THE O’Neill Cup hasn’t been defended since Carrickmore’s 2005 title and two Ardboe championship winners have their thoughts on the competitive nature of Tyrone club football. In a feature interview for Gaelic Life, Benny Hurl and Brian McGuigan look back at their memories to recall their 1998 success. “We nearly play two […]

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 […]

It’s all about the weans

By Michael McMullan THIS Saturday will see Watty Graham Park in Glen just as Francis Lagan would’ve wanted. The pitches where he played, coached and watched the games he loved will be a magnificent display of fun and colour. Children will be encouraged to bring their boots, proudly don their own club colours and make […]

Derry’s sorting out process begins

By Michael McMullan GLEN are the team to beat in the race to land the John McLaughlin Cup with the Watties eyeing up a third title on the trot. Magherafelt, who beat them in the 2019 decider, are the main challenger at this point with Sleacht Néill needing a change in fortunes to kickstart their […]

PREVIEW: The Derry Club Football Championships get underway

DERRY SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP By Niall Gartland GLEN were a kick of the ball away from landing the Andy Merrigan Cup back in January. We won’t go into the ins and outs of the controversy that followed, but the point we’re trying to make is that Malachy O’Rourke’s side are one of the best teams in […]