Tuesday 22 August 2017

Derry GAA mourns former manager Gribbin

Roddy (92) was renowned for his toughness and his powerful left foot was a feature of his game. Photo: Oliver McVeigh / Sportsfile
Roddy (92) was renowned for his toughness and his powerful left foot was a feature of his game. Photo: Oliver McVeigh / Sportsfile
Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Derry GAA is mourning the death of Roddy Gribbin, manager of the team that lost to Dublin in the 1958 All-Ireland final.

A member of the famed Newbridge family, two of Roddy's brothers, Mick and Owen, passed away in recent months.

Roddy (92) was renowned for his toughness and his powerful left foot was a feature of his game. He won an NFL medal with Derry in 1947.

Meanwhile Tyrone make four changes for their trip to Ballybofey tomorrow night to play Donegal.

Ronan McNamee, Declan McClure and Mark Bradley come in for Aidan McRory, Padraig McNulty and Darren McCurry from the team that beat Cavan in Omagh last weekend. Mickey O'Neill replaces Niall Morgan as Mickey Harte's goalkeeping rotation policy continues.

Mayo won't have Aidan and Seamus O'Shea back for their game with Cavan.

Kildare will be without their two promising forwards, Ben McCormack and Neil Flynn, because of injury for their trip to Down tomorrow night. McCormack missed the win over Fermanagh but will now be joined on the sidelines by Flynn, who is being replaced by Cathal McNally.

Kildare have been flying high in the division, with early wins over Meath and Cork interrupted by defeat to Derry before they got back on track the last day.

Armagh, who got their campaign off to a poor start and had just one point after two games, retain the same team that scored heavily against Offaly in their last game as they head to Drogheda for a crucial Division 3 match against table-toppers Louth.

Kildare (SF v Down) - M Donnellan; M O'Grady, D Hyland, O Lyons; J Byrne, E Doyle, K Cribbin; K Feely, T Moolick; F Conway, N Kelly, P Cribbin; N Flynn, D Flynn,C Healy.

Armagh (SF v Louth): B Hughes; M Shields, C Vernon, P Hughes; N Rowland, B Donaghy, A McKay; S Sheridan, A Findon; R Grugan, A Duffy, N Grimley; J Clarke, S Campbell, A Murnin.

Tyrone (SF v Donegal) - M O'Neill; P Hampsey, R McNamee, C McCarron; T McCann, J McMahon, R Brennan; C Cavanagh, D McClure; C Meyler, K McGeary, P Harte; M Bradley, S Cavanagh, M Donnelly.

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