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‘Let’s keep the journey going’

Thursday, 20 July 2017

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DERRY minor footballers wrote their names into the history books on Sunday as they became the last ever winners of the Ulster Championship at Under-18 grade, next year's competition being contested at Under-17 level.
And it was no more than this talented bunch of teenagers deserve, their display in the victoy over Cavan at a sun-splashed St. Tiernach's Park in Clones redolent of a strong, confident team liberally scattered with hugely talented footballers.
It was the Oak Leaf county's second success in three years at this grade and sees them progress to an All Ireland quarter-final meeting with beaten Connacht finalists Sligo on Saturday August 5.
But that's for another day; for now, players and management can simply reflect on a job well done in front of over 30,000 spectators at the Monaghan venue.
“There were a couple of goals that we were not happy about but the work ethic was there and we took some tremendous points," admitted manager Damian McErlain.
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