McAtamney signs for New York Giants


By Michael McMullan FORMER Derry underage player Jude McAtamney has become the second Gaelic footballer to sign up for a career in the NFL. The Swatragh man has signed a three-year deal with the New York Giants. It follows the news of Mayobridge and Down’s Charlie Smyth putting pen to paper on a deal with […]


Dervla O’Kane: Sticking to her guns


Derry camogs are preparing for a new season and Dervla O’Kane is again one of their key players. She spoke with Michael McMullan… IT’S Saturday morning. It’s camogie time. Then again, for Dervla O’Kane, she has never known anything else. She chats about the game the same way she plays it. Assured. You can sense […]


Swatragh set to mark 50 years of camogie with new book and gala celebration


DERRY club Swatragh will mark 50 years of camogie with the launch of a new book and a gala celebration this weekend. It’s the culmination of many weeks and months and planning as the club aim to build for the future thanks to their recent youth development work. The camogie club, founded in 1973, merged […]


One step at a time for Swatragh hurlers


By Niall Gartland IT’S very much one step at a time for Swatragh hurling manager Seamus Bradley. Bradley lined out in Swatragh’s one and only Derry Senior Championship title success back in 2012, but just because they’re fielding in this year’s Ulster Junior Championship doesn’t mean things are going badly at the club. Derry County […]


“Their success over the past 10 years speaks for itself”


Mairead McNicholl looks back at some of her opponents… Name: Mairead McNicholl. Age: 28. Teams played for: Swatragh, Derry, St Patrick’s College, Maghera and Queen’s University, Belfast. Advertisement Which opposition ground do you dislike going to and why? Any of the long bus journeys for county matches aren’t ideal. What team have you enjoyed the […]


‘I’d run out of the way if she hit a ball near me’


Derry’s Mairead McNicholl talks about her team-mates… Name: Mairead McNicholl. Age: 28. Teams played for: Swatragh, Derry, St Patrick’s College, Maghera and Queen’s University, Belfast. Advertisement Earliest GAA memory? Watching the Swatragh Senior Camogie team get to the All-Ireland final in 2000. Which team-mate has been the most inspirational and why? Janet McGuckin. She always […]


Swatragh faced with the same test


By Michael McMullan WHEN Swatragh interim manager John Kearney emerged from the team huddle after victory over Bellaghy on Saturday evening, he had two concise messages. The players deserved all the credit for digging out the result and they’d have to repeat the performance in Lavey on Sunday (3.30pm) in their final group game. The […]


Bellaghy crowned league champions in Derry


By Michael McMullan BELLAGHY were crowned league champions in Derry by virtue of 2022 winners Glen’s win over Tones’ nearest challengers Coleraine in their final game of the season. Damian Cassidy’s side – still with a game to spare – were on the cusp of the title after last Tuesday’s win at home to Dungiven […]


ULSTER GAA: Creating hope through action


WORLD Mental Health Day takes place on October 10, which follows-on from World Suicide Prevention Day which took place on September 10. The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Creating Hope Through Action.’ Clubs, counties and individuals are encouraged to engage with the campaign by visiting the links below for more information, resources and ideas […]