McGarvey full of praise for Derry after gutting defeat

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Johnny McGarvey was full of praise for his side and urges them to stick together after Saturday’s gut-wrenching defeat to Meath in the Christy Ring Cup final. The Oakleafers were seven points down before they scored, trailed by ten at half time and were 13 points in arrears before a […]

Mullan’s latest Croker mission

Christy Ring Cup final Derry v Meath Saturday, Croke Park, 5pm (Live on TG4) By Michael McMullan Advertisement SATURDAY will be John Mullan’s third time to grace the luscious sod of Croke Park. Along his younger brother Richie, he was on the wrong end of Offalys 0-41 tally in the Christy Ring final two years […]

McGarvey hoping Derry hurlers rise to the occasion

By Michael McMullan DERRY senior hurling manager Johnny McGarvey sees Saturday’s Christy Ring Cup final showdown with Meath as a “50-50” clash and hopes it’s his side that rises to the occasion. The Royals were narrow winners when the sides met at Owenbeg in the league stages of the competition, but Saturday (Croke Park, 5pm) […]

Mullan hails input of Derry management team

By Michael McMullan DERRY attacking ace John Mullan has heaped praise on their new-look management team after stepping in at the eleventh hour this season to help guide the Oakleafers to Saturday week’s Christy Ring Cup against Meath in Croke Park (5pm). Johnny McGarvey answered the call just three weeks before the league opener with […]

Ulster sides eye up final spots

By Shaun Casey DERRY can reach this season’s Christy Ring Cup final this weekend if they overcome Mayo, who sit at the bottom of the table with zero points to show from their four outings. Derry’s two-point win away to London last weekend means that their fate is all in their own hands ahead of […]

Derry’s fate is in their own hands

By Shaun Casey HEADING into the final two rounds of the Christy Ring Cup, Derry, who have drawn one, lost one and won one, can qualify for the final if they win their remaining two games against table toppers London and bottom of the pile Mayo. It’s all in their own hands and Derry manager […]

Derry enter the last chance saloon

By Michael McMullan SUNDAY’S trip to Carlow is a must win game in Johnny McGarvey’s book. A draw would be enough if Kerry beat Down at home, but McGarvey isn’t dealing in the maybes as the Oakleafers aim to beat the drop straight back to Division 2B. Derry were without a point going into Sunday’s […]

Derry braced for crucial Ballycran battle

By Shaun Casey IT’S all on the line in Ballycran this weekend as Derry and Down battle it out for their first two points of the season. The two Ulster sides sit at the bottom of Division 2A, both on zero points after three games, so Sunday is a huge opportunity to get off the […]