Derry eye final spot

15By Michael McMullan GETTING to the National League final is on Derry’s radar ahead of Sunday’s showdown with reigning champions Mayo in Castlebar. With much debate surrounding the varying levels of value put on a league title, Derry selector Paul McFlynn feels his side’s focus has to be on a final berth. “There is no […]

Derry book launched featuring 25 players and their most iconic game

FORMER stars of Derry GAA launched a new book charting the county’s footballing history last week Written by Gaelic Life journalist Michael McMullan and published by Hero Books, Derry: Game of my Life looks back at the iconic games of 25 Derry stars. From Gerry O’Loughlin’s debut in the McKenna Cup to Damian Barton looking […]

Canavan and Tally among guests for St Louis talk night

By Michael McMullan LEADING GAA personalities will be in Ballymena later this month as St Louis Grammar school host ‘A Night with St. Louis’, a chat night featuring guests from across the GAA world. The event will be compered by former Dunloy and Antrim goalkeeper Shane Elliott, himself a past pupil of the school and a […]

The shifting culture of physical fitness

Former Derry star Paul McFlynn has noticed a huge shift in the world of conditioning across the GAA since his own playing days. By Michael McMullan IN the days after Eoin McEvoy lifted the MacRory Cup, the St Mary’s Magherafelt past pupils’ WhatsApp group was pinging with messages. Paul McFlynn was part of the 1996 […]

Survival of the fittest

Ex Oak Leaf star Paul McFlynn marvels at the conditioning of the modern GAA player