Championship 2014: Derry
Manager: Brian McIver (2nd season)Titles: Ulster 7 (1998); All-Ireland 1 (1993)2014 league: Won four, lost two, drew one in Division One. League finalists.Odds and Ends: All-Ireland 16/1; Ulster 5/1 Bookies say: Ulster semi-final, All Ireland quarter-finalBookies said in 2013: Ulster semi-final, exit qualifier R32013 championship: Lost Ulster quarter-final to Down 1-15 to 2-17; Exited qualifier R3 to Cavan 0-20 to 1-22First outing: v Donegal, Celtic Park, 25th May
Derry captain Mark Lynch
One of the teams with real expectations going into the Ulster Championship. Built around Mark Lynch, an overnight star after a decade in the jersey, they are hardy and hard-working in the best traditions of Derry football. Get past Donegal and a first Ulster title in 16 years beckons. After that, a last-four place isn’t out of the question.
Last good day: Take your pick – Ulster final in 2011, All-Ireland semi-final in 2004