Shaw: “Thermals are needed all year round”

DERRY All-Ireland winner Aoife Shaw takes a look at some of her opponents. Name: Aoife Shaw. Age: 26. Teams played for: Lavey, Derry, and previously St Pat’s, Maghera and UUJ. Advertisement Who are your main rivals? The neighbouring parish, Bellaghy. Which opposition ground do you like playing on and why? Swatragh main pitch, plenty of […]

Collins hoping for one last push in All-Ireland showdown

By Michael McMullan IT’S been a season to remember for the camogs of St Patrick’s Maghera and Lavey’s Carla Collins hopes their magical journey isn’t finished yet. The Ulster champions face four-time champions Loreto Kilkenny on Saturday (St Peregrine’s Blanchardstown 2pm) after ousting reigning champions Presentation Athenry in the semi-final. “When we began at the […]

Conor Glass – destined for stardom

Conor Glass first came to prominence as a prodigiously talented schools footballer at St Patrick’s Maghera. Niall Gartland takes a look back… YOU could almost write a book on Conor Glass’s formative years. Three MacRory Cup titles and one Hogan Cup. Two other appearances in Hogan Cup showdowns, including a hugely controversial red card for […]

Crunch time in the MacRory Cup

BY KIERAN LYNCH IT’S crunch time in the MacRory Cup, as the competition has reached the last eight, with three games up for decision this weekend and one next week. St Patrick’s Maghera and Holy Trinity Cookstown clash on Friday night, in what is a repeat of last year’s semi-final. Sixteen-time winners Maghera were one […]

Sean Marty Lockhart – Derry’s Mr Perfection

Sean Marty Lockhart was one of the greatest defenders in the game and holds the record number of International Rules’ appearances. Michael McMullan went to meet him… NOBODY else has played 16 times for Ireland in the International Rules. Not everybody picks up an All-Star, Ulster and League medals in a 15-year inter-county career. Not […]

MacRory magic – The most successful schools in MacRory Cup history

WE look at the most successful schools in the history of the MacRory Cup St Colman’s, Newry (20 titles) NOT only have St Colman’s won the most MacRory Cup titles, but they’ve also excelled at All-Ireland level, winning the Hogan Cup eight times (only St Jarlath’s Tuam have won more). Known as a nursery for […]

Hughes wary of Cavan threat in MacRory Cup

By Shaun Casey THE MacRory Cup returned this year having been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021 and St Patrick’s, Maghera boss Paul Hughes, who takes the team alongside Derry legend Sean Marty Lockhart, is delighted to see the competition back. “It’s always great to have schools’ football going, school sport. That’s a big part […]