Boys of ‘93

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In 2002, almost a decade after he became the first man to lead Derry’s footballers to All Ireland success, Eamonn Coleman sat down with a journalist and told his story. That that journalist was his niece and goddaughter gave the infamously secretive Coleman the time to relive the battles of Ulster football in the early '90s. He recalls those guts and glory days: the professional triumphs and personal disasters.The charismatic Coleman pays homage to the halcyon days of Ulster football and to the men who made them.


 Eamonn Coleman became the first manager to lead Derry to All Ireland success. At just 14 he became the youngest ever player to win a senior club championship medal and he was a member of Derry’s first All Ireland winning minors in 1965 and All Ireland U21 champions of 1968. Maria McCourt is Eamonn Coleman’s niece and editor of two newspapers, the North Belfast News and South Belfast News.