A ‘Wee’ trip for unbeaten Derry


By Michael McMullan DERRY take their 2023 five-game unbeaten run to Ardee on Sunday (2pm) aiming for a second league win when they take on Mickey Harte’s Louth. The Wee County were stung by a late, late Jamie Malone winner in Ennis last weekend after leading by Ciaran Downey’s goal as the game headed down […]


Gallagher feels there is more to come to meet high standards


By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Rory Gallagher feels there is more to come from his squad to meet their ” high standards” after Saturday’s 12-point win over Limerick. It was a game that saw Conor Glass captain Derry at senior level for the first time, with Glen’s Ethan Doherty also getting a first start of […]


McKenna Cup helps Derry’s winning mentality


By Michael McMullan CONOR McCluskey feels Derry’s McKenna Cup triumph was perfect to get into a “winning mentality” ahead of their league campaign that gets underway at home to Limerick on Saturday (3pm) at Owenbeg. The Magherafelt defender feels it is important to win every game regardless of the competition and insists promotion is a […]


DERBY DAY DUELS


  2023 McKenna Cup R3 Derry 0-10 Tyrone 0-10 The latest chapter in this storied rivalry, if any game summed up Derry’s intentions to replace Tyrone as the noisy neighbours, it was this one. In years gone by, the Oak Leaf County would have fallen away as Tyrone gained the upper hand, but not Rory […]


Gallagher calling for more hunger and desire for the year ahead


By Michael McMullan DERRY may have won their first Ulster title in 24 years last season and narrowly missed out on promotion to the top flight, but manager Rory Gallagher has generalised what success will look like for the Oakleafers in 2023. Speaking minutes after Lachlan Murray’s wonder score to grab a draw against Tyrone […]