McCarron on brink of realising his Derry dream

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, […]

McErlain says Derry have another gear

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 […]

McGrogan overjoyed with Derry triumph

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 […]

Criticism of McKinless is ‘unfair’ – Gilligan

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. […]

Derry youngster Keenan happy to go under the radar

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 […]