Donegal manager Jim McGuinness and his assistant John Duffy. “It has been phenomenal. To be involved with that group is a privilege. To be a part of the training sessions, to see what Jim does, to be at cutting edge of sports science and to be among a squad of players at the top of their game . . . I feel like I am being coached.”  Photograph:  Donna McBride/©INPHO/Presseye

“I don’t have any,” says John Duffy evenly of one the most common consequences of playing sport: regret. “I was never ambitious. I enjoyed playing foo(...)

 Brian McEniff celebrates with manager Jim McGuinness after Donegal’s 2012 All-Ireland football final victory at Croke Park.

They hadn’t won an Ulster championship match in four years, were renowned for their lack of discipline rather than adherence to it, and yet Brian McE(...)

Christy Toye returned to the Donegal championship starting side in the Ulster quarter-final defeat of Derry at Celtic Park in May. Photograph: Cathal Coonan/Inpho.

It was in the 34th minute of the 2003 All-Ireland semi-final against Armagh when Donegal’s Christy Toye found himself in possession of the football an(...)

Emlyn Mulligan takes to the field for Leitrim’s Connacht senior football championship game against London last year, which Mulligan’s long-suffering  county lost. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“No, I’ve never played in Croke Park,” Emlyn Mulligan says wistfully on a day when the pleasure cruisers are moored for the winter along the boardwalk(...)

Jim Gavin receives his Philips Sports Manager of the Year award from Cel O’Reilly (Managing Director Philips Ireland) and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Sport, at a function in the Shelbourne Hotel. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In a reverse of 1995, Dublin football manager Jim Gavin saw off Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald for the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin set the bar in 2013.  Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has been named Phillips Sports Manager of the Year at an awards ceremony in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel this afternoon.Gavin s(...)

Glenswilly’s Ciaran Bonner and Caolan McFadden celebrate a goal against Killybegs. Photograph: Kieran Murray/Inpho

In June of 2012, London hosted Leitrim in the All-Ireland football championship and among those listed on the programme for the exiles that day was Ci(...)

As Donegal exit this year's championship, former star Seanie McEniff will be hoping for a better result for his renamed online betting venture

Compliance Systems Corp, the US-listed entity that owns SeanieMac.com, Ireland’s newest online gambling venture, officially changed its name this week(...)

One of the most prominent redevelopment sites in Waterford city which once included a Jurys Inn hotel is to be offered for sale at a knockdown price. (...)

Colm McFadden of Donegal celebrates his goal with Christy Toye and Brian Roper in 2004, when Donegal beat All-Ireland champions Tyrone. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Tomorrow in Ballybofey, Donegal become the latest county to wrestle with one of football’s most daunting stat(...)