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 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, […]

Eoghan Rua aim to challenge higher

By Michael McMullan EOGHAN Rua can compete with every team in Derry apart from Ulster champions Sleacht Néill insists Leo Passmore. The 2015 and 2019 Ulster junior champions caused a shock to overcome Lavey and secure a place in the intermediate semi-finals thanks to Passmore’s late goal in a 1-8 haul that also included their […]

All to play for in the Derry SHC

THE race for the Fr Collins Cup begins for real this weekend with the semi-finals down for decision. DERRY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS KEVIN LYNCH’S V SWATRAGH Saturday, Sleacht Néílll, 4.45pm Advertisement KEVIN Lynch’s were the team to beat in Group B and nobody succeeded in doing it, Banagher were the closest and they only […]

Lavey retire number 15 jersey in memory of Collie McGurk

By Michael McMullan LAVEY have retired their number 15 jersey for the 2022 season in memory of the late Collie McGurk. Our number 15 jersey, unused tonight, has been left vacant for the 2022 season in memory of the late, great Collie McGurk. #orangeandblack — laveygac (@laveygac) August 14, 2022 McGurk wore the […]

The championship Kings of Derry

THE Derry Senior Football Championship kicks into action for another season and Niall Gartland look at the top teams on the roll of honour… Bellaghy – 21 titles EVEN though they haven’t won the Derry Championship since 2005, Bellaghy sit comfortably at the top of the tree with 21 titles to their name. They’ve also […]

Emmet’s begin title defence

By Michael McMullan DERRY and Ulster senior hurling champions Sleacht Néill begin the defence of their titles when the club championship swings into action on Friday night. Michael McShane’s side, bidding to keep their hands on the Fr Collins Cup for a tenth season in succession, travel to Na Magha (7.30pm). They will have to […]

Tributes made to Collie McGurk – the “bravest” Lavey man of all time

By Michael McMullan LAVEY Chairman Paddy Chivers has paid tribute to All-Ireland winner Colm McGurk who passed away on Tuesday. “Pound for pound he was probably the bravest Lavey man of all time,” was the comment from Chivers, leading the tribute on the club’s social media pages. “Erin’s Own Lavey are deeply saddened to learn […]

Former Antrim star Liam Watson goes into management

By Michael McMullan FORMER Loughgiel and Antrim star Liam Watson will go into hurling management next season. Watson, who scored 3-7 for Loughgiel in the 2012 All-Ireland Club Final win over Coolderry, will take over at Derry club Lavey. His last championship outing for Loughgiel saw him bag 1-3 in their 2020 defeat to Dunloy […]