Preview: Derry head into the west

All-Ireland SFC Galway v Derry Saturday, Salthill, 5.30pm Live on GAA GO By Michael McMullan DERRY went from box office to off Broadway with two swings of Shaun Patton’s boot. It was a proper hero to zero afternoon when the league champions and the most consistent team in the land were smashed to smithereens. Advertisement […]

Two Derry changes for trip to Salthill

By Michael McMullan DERRY have made two changes for Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC trip to Connacht champions Galway. Paudi McGrogan’s campaign has been ended with a cruciate injury with his place has been taken by Gareth McKinless who came on against Donegal. The other change sees impact man Niall Toner coming in for a fourth start […]

JOE BROLLY: The children of Donegal

SON: Dad, why did you name my sister Jolene? Dad: Because your mother loved the song Jolene. Son: Thanks Dad. Dad: No problem, Jimmy’s Winning Matches. Advertisement On Sunday in Celtic Park, Gavin Devlin was spied on top of the stand on the gantry, carefully watching Donegal as they wore down Tyrone. “A week too […]

Derry unlikely to drastically alter approach says McEvoy

By Shaun Casey DERRY defender Eoin McEvoy insists Mickey Harte’s team won’t dramatically change their approach to Odhran Lynch’s sweeper keeper role despite being caught out three times against Donegal last month. Jim McGuinness’ side took full advantage of Lynch when he pressed up on Shaun Patton’s kickouts, with Daire O’Baoill (twice) and Jamie Brennan both […]

JOE BROLLY: The litmus test

FR Liam McClarey, our team chaplain when we won the All-Ireland in 1993, had an audience with his Holiness the Pope in Rome last Thursday. Liam played on the Glack team that won the Derry Junior Championship in 1981. The competition is called the Joe Brolly Cup (after my late grandfather) and as my father […]

Diarmuid Baker: The ultimate underdog

Diarmuid Baker hurdled over every obstacle to fulfil his lifeline ambition of pulling on a Derry shirt. Shaun Casey writes… DIARMUID Baker didn’t get one minute of action last year as Derry captured the McKenna Cup, secured promotion to Division One, retained their Ulster title and were a kick of the ball away from the […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Setting down a marker

DO away with the league finals they said. Nobody wants them they said. There is no room in the calendar they said. Well, anyone who was of that opinion before last weekend’s games will certainly have changed their tune on Monday morning. What we witnessed in Croke Park is everything that is good about our […]

Derry v Dublin preview: A marker for summer

NFL Division One final Derry v Dublin Sunday, Croke Park, 4pm By Michael McMullan FROM the moment Derry decided to make seven changes to their team ahead of the Dubs’ visit to Celtic Park the interest in a potential rematch in the final ramped up. Now it’s here, when you delve through the noise of […]