Meenagh takes over after Gallagher steps down

DERRY GAA have confirmed Ciaran Meenagh will take over as the county’s senior football manager after announcing Rory Gallagher’s resignation as manager. Meenagh was on board with former manager Damian McErlain and remained when Gallagher was appointed as the county’s new senior boss ahead of the 2020 season. The Loughmacrory man was at the helm […]

Gallagher stepping back as Derry manager with immediate effect

RORY Gallagher has stepped back as the manager of the Derry senior inter-county football team. The news comes in the wake of allegations made by his estranged wife Nicola on social media earlier this week, detailing allegations several serious instances of domestic abuse over a prolonged period. Derry assistant manager Ciaran Meenagh will now assume […]

Derry have full deck ahead of final step of title defence

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Rory Gallagher looks to have a full bill of health as the Oakleafers embark on the final step of their Ulster title defence against Armagh on Sunday. Gallagher didn’t have access to u-20 trio Mark Doherty, Matthew Downey and Niall O’Donnell for their semi-final over the Farney men due to […]

Gallagher responds to domestic abuse allegations

DERRY manager Rory Gallagher has issued a statement following allegations of domestic abuse posted by his estranged wife Nicola on social media on Tuesday evening. In a statement through his solicitors, Gallagher said: “I have been made aware of a social media post by my estranged wife Nicola Gallagher in which she has made a […]

Jack Madden: Groundhog day

“DERRY surprise Monaghan to continue Ulster run”. That was the RTÉ headline from May, 15, 2022. Less than 12 months on, it seemed as though Derry surprised Monaghan again, in spite of the reputation they have earned since. Seven points was the margin at the half-time break last year in the Athletic Grounds. In Healy […]