Sleacht Néill begin the search for a new manager

By Michael McMullan SLEACHT Néill will begin the search for a new senior football manager after Paul Bradley stepped down. Bradley ended his three-year term after Sunday’s defeat to Glen in the Derry final. His tenure saw the Emmet’s get their hands on the John McLaughlin Cup in his first season, 2020, before falling to […]

A different feeling for Glass as Glen retain their Derry title

By Michael McMullan IT was a “different sort” of feeling for Glen after retaining their Derry title insists midfielder Conor Glass. The Wattys were 1-12 to 0-7 winners over neighbours Sleacht Néill in Sunday’s decider, a game that followed the path of the sides’ showdown last year. Glass felt getting the early lead was a […]

Steelstown in search of a new manager

By Michael McMullan STEELSTOWN are on the lookout for a new senior football manager after Hugh McGrath stepped down after two years in charge that delivered Derry, Ulster and All-Ireland silverware. After knocking on the door in Derry for a first championship success at adult level, Steelstown saw off Greenlough to bring home the 2021 […]

Bradley backs the character in the Glen ranks

By Michael McMullan EMMETT Bradley has backed the character in the Glen ranks as they continue the defence of their Derry title this weekend. The Watties were 1-14 to 0-11 winners over Magherafelt and take on a Newbridge team in their first semi-final since 1994. After waltzing to glory last season, Glen made it to […]

DERRY PREVIEWS: Glen hoping to cross another ‘Bridge

THE championship weekends are nearing a close. The semi-finals of the senior and intermediate football championships are down for decision. Craigbane and Ballerin lock horns in the junior decider, DERRY SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINALS GLEN V NEWBRIDGE Saturday, Owenbeg, 6.45pm THE manner of their second half win over Magherafelt laid down a statement that […]

Bradley happy to be playing with a full deck

By Michael McMullan PAUL Bradley has a full panel to pick from for the first time in his three-year tenure as Sleacht Néill senior football manager. The Emmet’s take on Lavey in Sunday’s semi-final, a repeat of last year’s clash when extra-time was needed to qualify for the final. Defenders Karl McKaigue and Paul McNeill […]

PREVIEWS: Derry Senior Championship reaches quarter-final stage

AFTER the shadow boxing and the largely predictable early rounds, the Derry championship scene starts for real this weekend. DERRY SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER FINALS LAVEY V BALLINDERRY Saturday, Owenbeg, 5pm Advertisement LAVEY emerged from a feisty clash when the sides met last year. Gareth McKinless was sent off against Coleraine, but has his red […]

Previews: Derry senior championship reaches knock-out rounds

DERRY SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND ONE MAGHERAFELT V KILREA Saturday, Swatragh, 2pm 2019 CHAMPIONS Magherafelt fared well in the group stages and are strong favourites to get the better of Kilrea, who received a boost with a one-point win over Bellaghy in their final group stage match. Advertisement Verdict: Magherafelt GLEN V BALLINASCREEN Saturday, Swatragh, […]