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 […]

McShane backs Sleacht Néill to improve shooting

By Michael McMullan MICHAEL McShane insists his Sleacht Néill players will be sick looking at the goalposts ahead of their final group game in the Senior Hurling Championship later this month. The Emmet’s hit 18 wides in Sunday’s win over Lavey, but the Emmet’s manager wasn’t worried about their wayward shooting. “We have three weeks […]

All-Ireland glory for Swatragh

By Michael McMullan IT was a magical weekend for the young camogs of Swatragh who took the Féile All-Ireland title home to a community who back them every step of the way. The Davitt’s are one of Derry’s superpowers, winning an unprecedented 19 senior titles in success along with a three-in-row in Ulster in during […]