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Derry Footballers
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      • 75'

        Brendan Rogers and Paul Cassidy with Derry’s final scores

      • 68'

        Niall Loughlin free puts Derry six ahead.

      • 59'

        Paul Cassidy GOAL for Derry

      • 50'

        Chrissy McKaigue puts Derry 4pts up

      • 46'

        Niall Loughlin fists over from close range

      • 35'

        Patrick Kearney GOAL on the stroke of half time

      • 32'

        Two quick points for Derry: a long range score from Conor Doherty followed by a McFaul effort from the right side.

      • 22'

        Enda Lynn scores a nicely worked point for Derry

      • 18'

        Shane McGuigan free. 0-04 to 0-00

      • 13'

        Shane McGuigan with the 3rd Derry point

      • 8'

        Paudie Cassidy puts Derry 2pts up

      • 5'

        Point from Ciaran McFaul


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      Derry vs Longford – Preview and live score commentary, the division three match starts at 4:30pm on Saturday

      Derry vs Longford sees last year’s Division 4 winners attempt to put themselves in a promotion battle ahead of round 7. However, Longford have Cork in the final round so they know that this could be their best chance to leave themselves in the mix for a step up.

      Only Down could beat Longford before the lockdown. A draw with Offaly is the only other blemish on their otherwise perfect record. Denis Connerton will not be complaining about the new suspension of club activity. The Longford Club Championship had already suffered setbacks and was only at the semi-final stage. As a result, the county manager would not have had some of his players available until a week before the game in Celtic Park. However, he will now have a full contingent to train with.

      On the other hand, Derry started 2020 by kicking-on from the League performance in 2019. After winning Division 4, Derry proved to be more than able to compete in Division 3. Most recently, they were just two points shy of Cork in an exciting 3-13 to 3-11 game in March. Otherwise, convincing wins over Louth and Tipperary could only be overshadowed by a loss to Down. This came after an opening round draw to Leitrim.

      In the Club scene, Slaughtneil returned to the summit. But, the Championship has been more competitive in recent years which will only be to manager Rory Gallagher’s benefit.

      Derry have a tough Ulster Championship ahead of them. On November 1st, they host Armagh. If Derry can bring their League form to the Championship this year they may be able to compete in a tough province.

      Meanwhile, Longford also start their Championship on November 1st. Division 3 rivals Louth are their opponents. Denis Connerton will be hoping to replicate their win against the Wee County in January.

      Allianz National League: Derry vs Longford, Saturday October 17th, 4pm (Celtic Park).




      DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch DayFull Time
      October 17, 202016:30GAA - Division 3 Football202017/10/2070'


      Celtic Park, Derry
      Celtic Park, Lone Moor Road, Edenballymore, Londonderry/Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT48 9AX, United Kingdom