Lavey bandwagon set for excursion into the west

By Michael McMullan LAVEY’S burgeoning ladies football story heads into the west on Sunday for an All-Ireland semi-final in just their second season of adult football. After winning the Derry junior championship last season, they didn’t feature in Ulster. The county’s placing at inter-county means their senior champions play at provincial intermediate level with the […]

Lavey taking nothing for granted

By Michael McMullan LAVEY are taking nothing for granted ahead of Saturday’s clash with Newbridge (Owenbeg, 4pm) insists manager Gary Cushnahan. Sunday’s win over Swatragh sealed second place behind Glen and the tie of the round this weekend against a Newbridge side with a similar age profile. “They have been fantastic all year and for […]

Shaw: “Thermals are needed all year round”

DERRY All-Ireland winner Aoife Shaw takes a look at some of her opponents. Name: Aoife Shaw. Age: 26. Teams played for: Lavey, Derry, and previously St Pat’s, Maghera and UUJ. Advertisement Who are your main rivals? The neighbouring parish, Bellaghy. Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why? Swatragh main pitch, plenty of […]

Lavey must keep their own end of the deal

By Michael McMullan THERE are no shortage of permutations in Group B of the Derry Senior Hurling Championship with all four teams level on two points ahead of the final round of games. Lavey manager Michael McCormick has studied them all and will know exactly where they stand by the time the ball is thrown […]

Bond vital as Derry end search for All-Ireland glory

By Michael McMullan THE bond between players and management made the difference this season as Derry camogs landed All-Ireland honours insists attacking ace Aoife Shaw. The Lavey star hit 0-7 and made the goal for Shannon O’Connor as Derry eventually fended off Meath in a 1-17 to 1-9 victory to land a second intermediate title. […]

Scullion answers the ‘Screen call

By Michael McMullan HE may have been a major injury doubt, but there was never a question of goalkeeper Ryan Scullion’s involvement in Ballinascreen’s do or die relegation play-off with Lavey. Scullion saved three penalties in Friday’s shoot-out at end of a nip and tuck 80 minutes of action before Antain Donnelly’s winning penalty ensured […]