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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rampant Galway start ends Derry’s unbeaten run

NFL Division 2 Galway 4-11 Derry 0-12 By Michael McMullan DERRY’S 12-game unbeaten league record came to a crashing end at home to Galway at blustery Owenbeg on Sunday. Advertisement Goals from Man of the Match Matthew Tierney, Damien Comer and Dessie Conneely had the Tribesmen half way to victory as they led 3-8 to […]

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 […]

Derry take perfect record to Ennis

By Michael McMullan DERRY take their 100 per cent record to Ennis this weekend as they bid for back-to-back promotions. Rory Gallagher’s side have conceded a mere 20 points across their wins over Down, Offaly and Cork to date, on the back of the best score difference across all four divisions. It’s the first meeting […]

Opinion: Oaks growing tall

By Michael McMullan TWO years ago, Derry travelled to Páirc Uí Chaoimh and found themselves 10 points down with less than 10 minutes to play. After they battled back to the relative comfort of a two-point defeat before the calendar was put on ice with the Covid-19 restrictions. Since then, Derry have been a different […]

Derry sweat over McGuigan availability

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION TWO Derry v Galway Sunday, Owenbeg, 1pm By Michael McMullan DERRY manager Rory Gallagher will be sweating over the availability of ace forward Shane McGuigan ahead of Sunday’s eagerly awaited visit of Galway to Owenbeg. McGuigan was handed a one-game suspension after being reported for a comment made in the aftermath […]