Martin O’Reilly scores  Donegal’s goal in the Ulster SFC semi-final against Derry at  St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Photograph:  Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Donegal 1-9 Derry 0-10 Clones on a Saturday night. If it ain’t quite the pits, it sure ain’t The Ritz. As Ulster semi-finals go, this fell some(...)

Derry’s Sean Leo McGoldrick and Down’s Damien Turley tussle for the ball. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Derry 0-12 Down 0-11 Derry football put itself back on the map. Just. They got lost trying to find their way out of Celtic Park and nearly lost the g(...)

Mark Lynch: “Aye, well, we have been involved in a lot of games where we have played open attacking football and we have been praised for it. But we ended up getting beat. So you do have to weigh the options up.” Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Seventeen seasons after they last won the Anglo-Celt cup, Derry’s football team is the most puzzling of the Ulster jewels. Year after year they have p(...)

Fergal Doherty in action here against Jason Gibbons for Mayo, is back in midfield for Derry this weekend. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Two teams waving at each other on the escalators, with Derry relegated and Down promoted to Division One. The home side have, however, spent an inst(...)

Cormac Costello of Dublin with Oisin Duffy of Derry. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 0-8 Derry 0-4 Another game strangled to death by blanket defences and desperate shooting. But in the end, Dublin came through it and Der(...)

Aidan Forker of St Mary’s tangles with Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh at Healy Park. Photograph: Inpho

With two wins from two, holders Tyrone remain on course for a fourth successive Dr McKenna Cup title.Patrick Quinn’s 43rd minute goal ended the resist(...)

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(...)

Donegal’s Neil Gallagher attempts to block Derry’s Ryan Bell during the  Ulster SFCquarter-final Celtic Park in Derry. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal 1-11 Derry 0-11: Donegal reaffirmed their Ulster credentials with a powerful second-half display at Celtic Park against Derry which was, in pl(...)

Derry’s Enda Lynn holds off  Lee Keegan of Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Derry 2-15 Mayo 1-16 Sometimes there is no deeper meaning. No need to itch and scratch for a significance beyond t(...)

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(...)