Three Derry players have won man of the match awards this year.
All-Ireland Minor Football Championship final – Derry v Kerry – Sunday, Croke Park, 1.15pm IN 2007, Ben McCarron decided that he wanted to win an All-Ireland final. He made the decision while standing in the Nally Stand of Croke Park, watching the Oak Leaf county play Galway in the All-Ireland final. At the final whistle, […]
Neil Forester recalls the heartbreak of the 2007 All-Ireland minor final.
ANY suggestion that the Derry minors have got another gear should leave the rest of the teams in the All-Ireland minor championship worried. The Oak Leafers qualified for Saturday’s All-Ireland minor championship clash against Sligo with an excellent Ulster final win over Cavan. Yes they got a fortunate own goal from the Breffni boys, and […]
PADRAIG McGrogan was almost lost for words after captaining Derry to their second Ulster Minor Championship title in three years on Sunday past. McGrogan played like a man possessed against Cavan as he atoned in style for the agony of last year’s defeat at the same stage to Donegal. The Newbridge man gleefully accepted the […]
Derry’s Padraig McGrogan needs your vote to win the Electric Ireland player of the week.
A FORMER Derry player has warned that the spotlight of social media could have a detrimental effect on participation in the GAA. Conleith Gilligan made this analysis after his Ballinderry club mate Ben McKinless was on the receiving end of some jibes on social media following the county’s loss to Mayo in the All-Ireland Qualifiers. […]
A mixed reaction from Mayo’s Quailfier win over Derry.
ON SUNDAY, Derry play Tyrone in the Ulster Championship in a game which there will be a startling lack of expectation on the shoulders of the Oak Leafers. For a county that dearly loves to beat the Red Hands, the pessimism that surrounds the team’s chances of winning emphasises the low point that the county […]
NIALL Keenan is aware of the pessimistic pre-match chatter ahead of Derry’s date with Tyrone in Sunday’s Ulster Championship quarter-final, but he’s not really put out by it. The 20-year-old Castledawson man had a chastening introduction to championship football in last year’s heavy defeat against Tyrone at Celtic Park. Although he wasn’t part of Damian […]