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 […]


Preview: Derry’s latest national barometer

All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Derry v Cork Sunday, Croke Park, 1.45pm Live on RTÉ By Michael McMullan “They may not appreciate it when I say it, but Derry needed this All-Ireland a lot more than Cork did.” The words of Derry captain Henry Downey followed the 1993 All-Ireland final, the last time the Oakleaf County crossed […]

Ulster players named on Team of the Week

ULSTER players have been selected on the championship 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 edition today and get access to our archive […]

Derry name team for trip to Ballybofey

By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Ciaran Meenagh has named an unchanged line-up for Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC game clash with Ulster rivals Donegal (Ballybofey 4pm). There is a second start of the season for Ciaran McFaul, with Shane McGuigan set for his 60th senior game for Derry. Injury has once again ruled out Oisin McWilliams and […]

Provincial hot shots – Ulster’s top championship scorers

Niall Gartland looks at the final scoring rankings in this year’s Ulster Senior Football Championship Shane McGuigan (2-21: 0-27) IT’S fitting that Shane McGuigan finished as top scorer in this year’s Ulster Championship as he gave one of the great Ulster final performances against Armagh last weekend. He finished with seven points on the day, […]

Ulster Championship Team of the Year: Oaks stand tall again

Derry’s win over Armagh brought the curtain down on another Ulster Senior Football Championship. Michael McMullan cast his eyes over the key players in his Team of the Year selection. 1 – Odhrán Lynch (Derry) LITTLE to choose between him and Ethan Rafferty but saving three penalties in a shoot-out is something Lynch, Derry folk or […]

A privilege to play with McGuigan says Conor Glass

By Michael McMullan DERRY captain Conor Glass said it was a privilege to play on the same team as Shane McGuigan in Sunday’s Ulster final win over Armagh. Both players scored penalties in a dramatic shootout as the Oakleafers repeated the feat of the team of 1976 by retaining the Ulster title. McGuigan was named […]