Longford’s Kevin Diffley gets past Derry’s Mark Craig in the GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Series Round 1A, at Celtic Park, Derry, at the weekend.  Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho

Longford might have needed a 66th-minute goal from substitute Mark Hughes to seal victory over Derry at Celtic Park but this was no smash and grab eff(...)

 Chairman of National Referee Committee Pat McEnaney: “Criticism is something we have to accept – that we haven’t performed up to the level we wanted to.” Photograph: Inpho

Pat McEnaney, chair of the National Referees Committee, has accepted that enforcement of the black card rule must improve. He was speaking after th(...)

Derry’s Mark Lynch attempts to escape the close attention of Tyrone’s Conan Grugan. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

Derry reduced a seven-point deficit to claim a draw at home to Tyrone at Celtic Park on Saturday evening but Oak Leaf captain Mark Lynch was in no moo(...)

Derry’s Declan Mullan in action against Fermanagh during the clash at Owenbeg. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

DERRY 1-11 FERMANAGH 2-4: Four second-half points from James Kielt and a first-half salvo from new-boy Aaron Kerrigan were the key scores as Derry ove(...)

Monagahan 2-11 Derry 2-15And so to Clones, a few hundred hardy souls ambling down the hill to St Tiernach’s Park like bears emerging from hibernation.(...)

Cavan’s Tomás Corr pursued by Derry’s Enda Lynn and Mark Lynch at Celtic Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Cavan 1-22 Derry 0-20 (AET): Cavan continued their impressive form on Saturday evening in Celtic Park with a superb extra-time victory over Derry.Terr(...)

Derry’s Eoin Bradley fights for possession with Down’s Kevin McKernan and Ryan Boyle. Photograph: Inpho

DERRY 0-13 DOWN 1-5: Teenager Ryan Bell kicked six points for Derry as they dominated Down in Saturday night’s qualifier at Celtic Park, avenging thei(...)

Down’s Ryan Boyle is challenged by  Derry’s Patsy Bradley. Photograph Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Down 2-17 Derry 1-15: Some days you’ve just got to spin the tombola and see what comes out. We came to Derry with an open mind but no real confiden(...)

Derry’s Chrissy McKaigue grapples with Down’s Brendan Coulter at Celtic Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

Down 2-17 Derry 1-15: A thunderous second-half performance from Down saw them come out on top at the end of a cracking Ulster Championship tie wtih De(...)

Derry’s Patsy Bradley  claims the ball ahead of Westmeath’s Ciaran Curley during the Allianz Football League Division 2 Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Derry 1-18 Westmeath 0-15: Sometimes winning and losing only contains traces of (...)