Owenbeg development raises hackles in south Derry

DERRY county board have released their vision for the future of the Owenbeg sports complex as the secondary county ground.
The county board held an information evening recently to reveal their plans for Owenbeg.
Between Monday May 23 and May 2012 they plan to construct a 2,000 seater stand at a cost of £2.4m.
However, that news does not sit well with those in the south of the county.

Ulster President hails "real heroes"

Ulster President Aogan Farrell has appealed to the media to be measured in their criticism of players in the upcoming Ulster championships in all codes, calling them the “real heroes” of our games.

Lynch wary of Erne threat

Derry attacker Mark Lynch insists that despite all the stories of discontent which have come out of the Fermanagh camp in recent months, the Erne men will pose a tough test of Derry’s Championship credentials next Sunday.

Antrim minor team named

Antrim manager Danny O’Neill has named six Lamh Dhearg players to play in this weekend’s Ulster Minor Championship preliminary round clash, and one of those is Ryan Murray who was initially thought to be injured. The presence of the six Lamh Dhearg players gives Antrim a big chance of success as that Belfast club won […]

BBC blocked in live broadcast bid

A controversial decision by the GAA’s top brass to limit the number of games shown live on television means that almost half of the eight Ulster Senior Championship ties will not be broadcast live.
Croke Park officials are believed to have taken the measures as a direct reaction to falling Championship gate receipts last season, with many supporters opting to watch the games on television instead of forking out for expensive tickets for the games in a tough economic climate.
As a result the BBC, who had broadcast every Ulster Senior Championship game live last season, have now only been permitted to broadcast five games live, the remaining three to be aired as ‘deferred’ coverage after the game has been completed.
The three games affected are Derry’s opener against Fermanagh at Celtic Park on May 22, the repeat of last year’s Ulster final between Tyrone and Monaghan from Healy Park on June 5, and the quarter-final clash between Cavan and either Donegal or Antrim on June 12.

Armagh pair will be fit

Fears over the fitness of Armagh pair Gareth Swift and James Lavery have been dismissed by assistant boss Donal Murtagh, who insists the duo will be available for county training next week.