Glenullin face into last game of title defence

By Michael McMullan GLENULLIN’S target has always been to retain their intermediate title insists Paddy Bradley, who feels his side didn’t get the credit for taking the silver last year. The title was last defended by Faughanvale in 1998. With Covid, Derry’s recent championship restructure and promotion freeze, the door was open for Glenullin to […]

Derry Masters is here to stay says Rocks

By Michael McMullan DERRY Masters manager Ronan Rocks insists the county will maintain its interest in the competition after their All-Ireland final with London later this month. The Oakleaf County made the return for the first time in the late 2000s this year and victory over Cork shot them into the intermediate decider against the […]

Donegal set to get wheels in motion to appoint new boss

By Michael McMullan DONEGAL will begin the process to appoint a new senior football manager in the “coming days” after Aidan O’Rourke’s decision to step down in the wake of their championship exit. Former All-Ireland winner O’Rourke and Derry All-Star Paddy Bradley were part of Paddy Carr’s management team at the start of the year […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: It’s time for the summer to catch fire

EVENTUALLY, after, let’s face it, a few weeks of dead rubber games the championship should catch fire this weekend. I think it’s fair to say that the structure definitely needs tweaking, but having said that, the powers that be should be allowed the time to make these alterations moving forward. Personally, I think the championship […]

O’Rourke – Donegal have huge potential

BY DÁIRE BONNAR DONEGAL manager Aidan O’Rourke believes that there isn’t a team in Ulster that he would be afraid of meeting in the championship. O’Rourke will take charge of his first championship game this Sunday as Donegal travel to Páirc Esler in Newry to take on Down in the Ulster quarter-finals. And since taking over […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: It’s time to park it and move on

BY the time news broke last week of Paddy Carr’s departure, my article was on its way to publication, so therefore I didn’t get the proper opportunity to dig deep into things. News has filtered through since that three senior players met with Paddy Carr to inform him that the squad no longer had faith […]

O’Rourke and Bradley to remain at Donegal helm

AIDAN O’Rourke will continue as Donegal interim manager, assisted by Paddy Bradley,  for the rest of the season Donegal GAA have confirmed. The duo – who won Sigerson Cup medals together with UUJ in 2001 – were part of outgoing manager Paddy Carr’s management team. Carr stood down last week from his position with O’Rourke […]

Devenney unsure where Donegal go from here

By Shaun Casey FORMER Donegal forward Brendan Devenney says he doesn’t know where his county goes next in search of a new manager, following the shock resignation of Paddy Carr. After a long-drawn-out process at the end of last season, Carr eventually replaced Declan Bonner, who stepped down following their qualifier defeat to Armagh after […]

Bradley and O’Rourke step in

DONEGAL GAA confirmed Aidan O’Rourke and Paddy Bradley will take charge of Donegal for Sunday’s final league game, the trip to Roscommon. It comes after Paddy Carr’s decision to step down as manager on Wednesday afternoon, with further discussions on Wednesday night to find the next step forward. “CLG Dhún na nGall thank Paddy Carr […]