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 […]
Bellaghy were All-Ireland Club champions 50 years ago and it might never have been the case had Gerry Donnelly held his brother Hugh scoreless in a county semi-final. Michael McMullan takes up the story… THERE was many a ball kicked in Joe and Josephine Donnelly’s home in Newbridge, a céilí house where the door is […]
By Michael McMullan NEWBRIDGE must “raise their game” if they are going to make a dent in the Derry Senior Championship when the knock-out stages come around, insists manager Niall Conway. The ‘Bridge stifled Sleacht Néill for long periods on Saturday night after falling behind to Shane McGuigan goal after 16 seconds and Conway was […]
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 […]
Slaughtneil are expecting a tricky game against Newbridge in Sunday’s Senior Championship quarter-final (6pm).