McGrath sees enough positive signs ahead of Monaghan clash

By Michael McMullan DERRY u-20 manager Hugh McGrath feels there were enough positives to take from his side’s defeat to Tyrone into Wednesday’s clash with Monaghan in Castleblayney. The Oakleafers need at least a victory from their two remaining games – Monaghan and Antrim – to qualify for the knock-out stages. In a new two-group […]

McDermott could make a return against Red Hands

By Michael McMullan DANNY McDermott is close to making a return from the collar injury sustained last November reveals Derry u-20 manager Hugh McGrath. Despite being just days overage for the minor grade, McDermott broke into the Glen senior side last term. After impressing on their way to the Derry title, his injury against Naomh Conaill […]

McGrath relishing crack at native Down

By Niall Gartland DERRY u-20 manager Hugh McGrath is ready to pit his wits against his native Down in Saturday’s Ulster Championship opener at Páirc Esler. McGrath is a native of Saul but you could say he’s a de facto Derry man at this stage having lived in the city for the last two decades. […]

Derry set to ratify u-20 manager ahead of the new season

By Michael McMullan DERRY GAA are set to ratify their new Derry u-20 football manager at the next meeting of the County Committee ahead of the 2024 season. Hugh McGrath will fill the vacancy left after former All-Ireland minor winning manager Martin Boyle stepped down from the post. McGrath, Derry’s Coaching Officer, was part of […]

Steelstown appoint new manager for the 2023 season

By Michael McMullan PADDY Campbell will take charge of Steelstown senior footballers for the 2023 season. The former Donegal defender takes over from Hugh McGrath who stepped down after two years as manager that yielded Derry, Ulster and All-Ireland silverware. His management team has yet to be finalised. Advertisement Campbell, who lives in Derry City, […]

Toner takes charge of Limavady

By Michael McMullan DERRY club Limavady have appointed Declan Toner as their new senior football manager for the 2023 season. A native of the club, Toner have been involved in underage teams within the club and was a previous manager of Drumsurn. Toner has coached Derry minors and teams in St Conor’s College. Advertisement He […]

Steelstown in search of a new manager

By Michael McMullan STEELSTOWN are on the lookout for a new senior football manager after Hugh McGrath stepped down after two years in charge that delivered Derry, Ulster and All-Ireland silverware. After knocking on the door in Derry for a first championship success at adult level, Steelstown saw off Greenlough to bring home the 2021 […]

Steelstown heroes receive warm welcome

By Michael McMullan JUST before a quarter past six on Monday evening, Steelstown’s team bus swung around Ballyarnett roundabout. Their trophy-laden adventure was complete. Home was in sight. It’s a party zone inside. Bouncing. An extension of the magical Sunday night in Dublin’s Liffey Valley Hotel. No more were they the nearly men. Not by […]