KEVIN CASSIDY: This is the one

THERE has been a lot of giving out about the lack of championship feel to the games up until now. This will all disappear on Saturday evening when close neighbours Donegal and Derry lock horns. Whatever the result on Saturday, one thing is for sure it will look and feel like a proper championship game. […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: The gloves are off

THE gloves will come off this weekend with all teams expected to go full throttle in search of national titles. We will start with my own Donegal in Sunday’s Division Two final, part of a Croke Park double header. I fully expect Jim McGuiness (pictured right) to go all out in search of the victory. […]

GList: Shooting the lights out

We take a look at the top scorers in Ulster since the start of the 2024 season… 1. Shane McGuigan (2-61) DERRY star Shane McGuigan tops the scoring rankings nearly four months into the season with 2-61 to his name across the McKenna Cup and National Football League. McGuigan was named at full-forward in last […]

Ulster players named in GAA team of the week

AFTER another busy weekend of NFL action, six Ulster players have been name in the GAA’s team of the week.   Receive quality journalism wherever you are, on any device. Keep up to date from the comfort of your own home with a digital subscription. Any time | Any place | Anywhere Subscribe to current […]

McGuigan relishing life in the top-flight

By Michael McMullan PLAYING in front of bumper crowds are something Derry dreamt of insists Shane McGuigan. The 26-year-old marked his 70th senior appearance with an 11-point haul in Saturday’s win over Monaghan. While Celtic Park wasn’t as wedged full as their wins over Tyrone and Dublin in the league, McGuigan still hailed the importance […]

GLIST: McKenna Cup top scorers

Shaun Casey looks at the players who had their eye in during January’s pre-season. Shane McGuigan 0-21 When it comes to the big day, that’s when Shane McGuigan grows rather than shrinks. It may only have been the McKenna Cup semi-final and final, but the Sleacht Néill man stepped up to guide the Oak Leaf […]

Tony Scullion hails Derry’s latest stars

By Michael McMullan FORMER Derry star Tony Scullion has highlighted his delight with the county’s four All-Stars and Ethan Doherty being named as Young Player of the Year on Friday night. The four-time All-Star defender said it was a just reward but a “dissenting” voice or two from within the county wouldn’t have helped their […]

Ulster players make up over a third of All-Star nominations

By Michael McMullan ULSTER champions Derry have seven players nominated for football All-Stars including player of the year nominee Brendan Rogers. In all, 13 counties are represented in the list of 45 nominees with Dublin leading the pack with 10 of their All-Ireland winning team nominated. It was a summer that saw Derry push reigning […]

Doran in favour of split season

By Michael McMullan SLEACHT Néill manager Mark Doran is in favour the split season and feels the total focus on the club game is “brilliant” for clubs. Doran, who was also part of Clare’s management team under Colm Collins this season, is well placed to speak on the topic given his experience in managing county […]

Open Season

1 Shane McGuigan 2-50 THE championship’s top scorer overall was also the key man from open play in a season to remember for Derry. Three of his tally came in Ederney on the opening day in the McKenna Cup against Fermanagh and the notched the same against the Kingdom in Croke Park. He hit 2-5 […]