Loughmacrory appoint new manager

TYRONE club Loughmacrory have appointed former Derry minor and u-20 manager Martin Boyle as their new boss, Gaelic Life can confirm. Boyle was ratified on Friday night and will have Mark McCullagh on the ticket with the remainder of his management team still to be finalised. He takes over from outgoing manager Ciarán Meenagh who […]

Jackman remains with Saffrons

By Michael McMullan FERMANAGH native Niall Jackman will remain in charge of Antrim’s u-20footballers for a third season. Jackman will be assisted by coaches Aaron Douglas, Matthew Gribbin, Sean McKenna, Stephen Bateson and Paddy Kelly. Marcus Graham will be in charge of Strength and Conditioning with Mark McAreavey (Performance Analyst) also on board. Advertisement It […]

Derry u-20s strong favourites to progress in semi-final clash

By Niall Gartland A ROW was averted earlier this week when the Ulster GAA decided to pull forward Derry u-20’s Ulster Championship semi-final clash against Donegal, thus permitting their five senior inter-county players to line out in the Oakleafers’ upcoming provincial opener against Fermanagh. The game was initially scheduled for the middle of next week, […]

Derry have u-20 semi-final brought forward

By Michael McMullan THE Ulster u-20 semi-final between Donegal and Derry has been brought forward and will take place on Saturday at Owenbeg (4pm) following Ulster GAA’s CCC meeting on Tuesday morning. Following a coin toss, Derry have home advantage with Down’s semi-final with Monaghan remaining on Wednesday, April 12. Down won the toss and […]

Seniors showing the way in Derry

By Shaun Casey RORY Gallagher’s Derry senior team competing at the top table will only drive the underage sides on says u-20 captain Dan Higgins. Higgins was part of the minor panel that won the All-Ireland in 2020 and from that side, Eoin McEvoy, Matthew Downey, Lachlan Murray, Niall O’Donnell and Mark Doherty have graduated […]

Derry ratify management teams for the season ahead

By Michael McMullan DERRY GAA have ratified Damien McErlain and Martin Boyle as minor and u-20 football managers for the season ahead. As reported by Gaelic Life, both were proposed for the positions and were confirmed at Tuesday’s meeting of Derry GAA. Outgoing minor manager Boyle steered the Oakleafers to the 2020 All-Ireland title and […]

Bridging the gap

THERE has been much debate in the GAA over age groups, fixtures, burnout and changes. Michael McMullan got the views of coaches on their key issues. Enda McGinley FORMER Tyrone star and Antrim manager Enda McGinley managed his club Errigal Ciaran to back-to-back minor championships when the age grade was still u-18. He believes the […]

Boyle set to move up after Derry minor stint

By Michael McMullan DERRY are set to ratify former All-Ireland winning minor manager Martin Boyle as their new u-20 football manager, Gaelic Life understands. The Ballinascreen man will take over from Paddy Bradley and have former minor selectors Darren McShane, James McNicholl and Stephen McGuigan on board. Boyle was recommended by Derry’s management committee and […]