Derry v Galway – who will win the tactical battle?

Compiled by Michael McMullan THE STORY SO FAR Derry SINCE their hammering in the League to Galway, Derry upped the ante and everything they’ve touched has turned to gold. Advertisement Missing out on promotion was a bitter pill to swallow, but they spent their five post-League weeks wisely. Training was ramped up and their margin […]

Rory Gallagher – you’ve gotta roll with it

He cuts an animated figure on the sideline, but Rory Gallagher is calm ahead of the All-Ireland semi-final. Katrina Brennan reports… “You gotta roll with it, you gotta take your time, you gotta say what you say, don’t let anybody get in your way.” The famous Oasis lyrics sprung to mind when I asked Rory […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Which Shane will it be?

IT’S showtime this weekend as the four remaining teams do battle to earn their place in this year’s football decider. When you look at the pairings on paper it makes for two fantastic games where both teams are so evenly matched. In one semi-final you have two teams who most people would have tipped at the […]

Galway league defeat refocused us says Derry skipper McKaigue

By Michael McMullan WHILE their 11-point humbling at the hands of Galway in the March’s League clash was “massively tough” it “refocused” Derry ahead of their Anglo Celt winning campaign insists Chrissy McKaigue. The defeat ended Derry’s promotion hopes, but it was the manner of the defeat that struck the main chords in the camp. […]

Derry duo weren’t risked against Clare: Gallagher

By Michael McMullan RORY Gallagher insists he will be picking from close to a full squad ahead of Derry’s first All-Ireland semi-final since their 2004 defeat to Kerry. Padraig Cassidy and Oisin McWilliams weren’t risked against Clare and remain in full training ahead of Derry’s Croke Park showdown with Galway. Cassidy, who started all but […]

Armagh edged out in penalty shootout drama

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship quarter-final Armagh 3-18 Galway 2-21 AET Galway win 4-1 on penalties By Michael McMullan Advertisement ARMAGH’S All-Ireland hopes were left in tatters after Sunday’s penalty shoot-out defeat at the hands of Galway in Croke Park. Over 100 minutes of action couldn’t separate the teams, but when Stefan Campbell and Conor Turbitt […]

Derry receive blow ahead of Sunday’s top of the table clash

By Michael McMullan DERRY’S preparations for Sunday’s top of the table clash with Galway have been dealt a blow with a suspension handed out to star forward Shane McGuigan. McGuigan was controversially sent off, for the first time in his career, on a second yellow card, during stoppage time of Sunday’s draw in Roscommon. The […]