Category Archives: County News

Emma Doherty – Player of the Year

Steelstown’s Emma Doherty won the prestigious All Ireland Junior Players Player of the year award at a star studded All Stars Presentation Dinner at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin on Saturday past.

Congratulations Emma – all associated with Derry LGFA are delighted for you and are sure you are very proud of your achievement and award.

 

Annual Convention

The Annual Convention of Derry LGFA as fixed for Owen Beg last Tuesday saw Club delegates receive reports and be given an opportunity to reflect on 2017 activity at all levels.

In a wide ranging report the secretary detailed all activity that went on in the year and congratulated all involved in a busy calendar of activities.

The Registrar, Treasurer and Development Officer reports were all dealt with efficiently and a list of various recommendations were brought forward to be dealt with by the delegates in attendance.

Election of officers then took place and the following posts were filled as below:

Chairperson – Marlene Mullan

Vice Chairperson – Jock Groogan

Secretary – Paul Grant

Assistant Secretary – Terri McCallan

Treasurer – Clare Mullan

Development Officer – Gregory Mulholland

Fixtures Secretary – Brendan Walls

Irish Language and Cultural Officer – Ann Hassan

2017 Academy

The County U13s Development Squad participated in the Ulster blitz, Saturday 14th October at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena in Cookstown.
Derry had 3 Teams represented at the Ulster Blitz 2017, with 75 players competing and photos as below from the 3 teams.

The 3 Teams competed well at the Blitz with impressive wins over teams from both Down and Monaghan. A great day was had by all the girls, and augers well for the future of Derry County football.

2017 Academy

The County U13s Development Squad participated in the Ulster blitz, Saturday 14th October at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena in Cookstown.
Derry had 3 Teams represented at the Ulster Blitz 2017, with 75 players competing and photos as below from the 3 teams.

The 3 Teams competed well at the Blitz with impressive wins over teams from both Down and Monaghan. A great day was had by all the girls, and augers well for the future of Derry County football.

2017 Academy

The County U13s Development Squad participated in the Ulster blitz, Saturday 14th October at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena in Cookstown.
Derry had 3 Teams represented at the Ulster Blitz 2017, with 75 players competing and photos as below from the 3 teams.

The 3 Teams competed well at the Blitz with impressive wins over teams from both Down and Monaghan. A great day was had by all the girls, and augers well for the future of Derry County football.

 

Inter-county games

All Ireland Junior Championship

The Derry Ladies Senior team lost heavily to Longford last weekend, going down 9.26 to 0.03 in the Junior Championship semi final.

This was after a semi final win over a weakened Carlow side in the quarter final – final score Derry 5.06 Carlow 1.05.

All Ireland U-16 ‘C’ Championship 2016        

Hard luck to our County Under 16 panel who came up short in the All Ireland Under 16 C championship final played in Augher during the week. Well done on getting that far and ultimately goals were the difference.  Final score Longford 9.05 Derry 3.10.

Quarter Final – 29th June

Fermanagh 2.08 Derry 7.18

13th July
Semi Final 1:   Leitrim 5.06 Derry 5.10
Semi Final 2:   Longford 8.10 Down 4.08
Wednesday 27th July – 7.00pm Final: Derry 3.10 Longford 9.05

Hard Luck to Under 16’s

Hard luck to the Derry Under 16 girls that fell in the final to a Down team at Clann Eireann Park in Lurgan on Sunday.

Final score Down 6.09 Derry 5.10

Derry do however proceed now to the All Ireland “C” championship quarter final where they will play Fermanagh at the end of June at a venue to be confirmed.

2016 NFL Fixtures

Derry played 6 games in the NFL Division 4 campaign, winning 1 and losing 5. Results were confirmed as:

Sunday 31st January: Derry 1.07 Louth 8.18

Sunday 7th February: Antrim 3.11 Derry 1.02

Sunday 14th February: Derry 3.07 Longford 8.17

Sunday 28th February: Carlow 3.08 Derry 5.12

Sunday 6th March: Wicklow 6.18 Derry 0.01

Sunday 3rd April: Derry 0.02 Limerick 5.18

 

Derry Senior Championship campaign 2015

Derry Ladies Senior squad 2015

Derry Seniors 2015

Derry made in through to the All Ireland Junior Championship semi final in 2015, losing out to Scotland by a 5 point margin in a game that could have gone either way. Such is sport though and while the Derry girls will no doubt rue their chances of progressing, it will no doubt provide a spur to achieve better in 2016.

Derry had lost their initial qualifying match away to Lancashire 2.08 to 0.06, thereby qualifying to meet Carlow in an All Ireland quarter final.

The Senior squad then went on to record an impressive victory over Carlow, winning on a scoreline of Derry 5.09 Carlow 2.05 in a game played in Mullahoran.

Derry Ladies Senior squad then contested the semi-final to Scotland, losing out on a scoreline of Scotland 1.13 Derry 2.05 on Sunday 6th September 2015 in Fingallians in Dublin.

Under 14 Season 2015

Derry Under 14

The Derry Under 14 squad undoubtedly were the success story of 2015.

Things did not start so well in 2015 however as Derry lost out to Monaghan and Antrim in their opening two games.

Following this though the fortunes improved significantly for the Derry team. A big win over Armagh at Banagher in mid April set the girls up for a final league match against Down in Ballymaguigan. Following a great performance the girls won comfortably on a scoreline of 7.11 to 1.08 to proceed to an Ulster “C” Championship final where they faced Tyrone.

The continuous improvement of the squad showed again as Derry proved much too strong for the Tyrone side, eventually running out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 3.14 to 0.03.

Ulster Champions 2015

The next step on the journey was an All Ireland “C” Championship semi final against Leitrim on 13th June. The Derry side played much the better football here and proved too strong for the Connacht C champions, going on to win by 4.18 to 1.05, the match played in Augher.

This left the Under 14 squad facing their nemesis from 2014 when Limerick had beaten Derry in Boyle in an All Ireland semi final.

Saturday 4th July in Ballymahon. Again unfortunately the Munster side proved too strong for this Derry side as Derry went down on a scoreline of 4.12 to 3.09 in a game that no doubt the players and Management felt with a bit of luck they could have won.