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(...)

Mayo’s Jason Gibbons and Cailean O’Boyle of Derry at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Derry 2-15 Mayo 1-16 A strange one here. Still, Derry make the leap(...)

James Loughrey, Michael Shields and Ken O’Halloran of Cork deny Enda Lynn of Derry a goal chance during the Allianz Football League Division One clash at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

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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(...)

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.(...)

Derry's Mark Lynch and Armagh's Niall Rowland challenge for the ball at Celtic Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Derry and Armagh could not be separated in a free scoring shootout at Celtic Park in a game that saw many momentum shifts over the 70 minutes. (...)

Derry's Mark Lynch and Armagh's Niall Rowland challenge for the ball at Celtic Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Derry and Armagh could not be separated in a free scoring shootout at Celtic Park in a game that saw many momentum shifts over the 70 minutes. (...)