KEVIN HINPHEY: To stay or to go

By Kevin Hinphey MY club, Kevin Lynch’s in Dungiven, is preparing for an exodus of a number of our top young players over the winter months. Four players have flights booked to travel to Australia for at least a year, with a few more planning to do the same in the coming weeks. We could […]

Feature: Who’ll make team of the year?

IT’S a topic that always prompts lots of debate, and our journalist Niall Gartland has his say on who he thinks should be named on this year’s All-Ireland football team of the season… 1 ETHAN RAFFERTY (ARMAGH) I WAS going to opt for the steady and reliable Kerry goalkeeper Shane Ryan, but then I thought, […]

Ulster players among All-Star football nominations

ULSTER champions Derry, Monaghan and Armagh have players in the shortlist for All-Stars after their performances in the 2022 season, with Derry’s Ethan Doherty shortlisted for Young Player of the Year. Seven of Derry’s winning team have been shortlisted with Jack McCarron (Monaghan) Armagh’s Jarly Óg Burns, Rory Grugan, Stefan Campbell, Rian O’Neill and Ethan […]

Ulster referees on final duty in Canada

THREE Ulster referees took change of the concluding stages of the Canada GAA finals at the weekend. All three were involved in the quarter and semi-final stages before being on duty on finals’ day. Derry’s Alan Nash took charge of both the senior and intermediate hurling finals. Siobhan Coyle (Donegal) was in the middle for […]

Lynch’s hoping to sustain their performance for longer

By Michael McMullan KEVIN Lynch’s have more improving to do as the stakes rise in the Derry Senior Championship insists joint-manager Ronan McCloskey. Speaking after Sunday’s comfortable win over Ballinascreen the former club an county star was happy to have secured top spot and take on Swatragh in Saturday’s semi-final (Emmet Park 4.45pm). The reigning […]

Derry to host World GAA Games

DERRY has been confirmed as the host city for the 2023 GAA World Games. The five-day event will feature matches over four days in the Derry centre of excellence in Owenbeg from July 24-27 next summer, with a day of finals taking place in Croke Park on July 28. Planning has commenced for the event […]

Meehaul McGrath returns to action

By Michael McMullan MEEHAUL McGrath could be in line for a start when Ulster champions Sleacht Néill continue their Derry Senior Hurling Championship defence this weekend. Michael McShane’s side host Swatragh on Sunday (4pm) in a parish derby with a draw would be enough to see them top the group ahead of the semi-finals. McGrath […]