Eoin Bradley will be available for Derry selection at the start of the Allianz National Football League. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Eoin Bradley is set to balance his soccer commitments at Northern Irish League side Glenavon with his inter-county career for Derry in 2015.The vastly(...)

 Ballinderry players confront the umpire after a goal was given for Slaughtneil in this year’s Ulster club football final.  Photograph: Lorcan Doherty / Presseye / Inpho

Three Ballinderry players have received proposed 48-week suspensions for their involvement in a brawl which marred their recent Derry SFC final defeat(...)

Longford’s Kevin Diffley gets past Derry’s Mark Craig in the GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Series Round 1A, at Celtic Park, Derry, at the weekend.  Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho

Longford might have needed a 66th-minute goal from substitute Mark Hughes to seal victory over Derry at Celtic Park but this was no smash and grab eff(...)

Derry’s Sean Leo McGoldrick is tackled by Karl Lacey of Donegal during the Ulster quarter-final at  Celtic Park, Derry. Photopraph: Inpho

Not for the first time since he began to patrol the sideline for Donegal, Jim McGuinness found himself asked about feelings of vindication and (...)

Donegal’s Frank McGlynn finds himself outnumbered by  Chris Barrett (left) and Séamus O’Shea of Mayo during last year’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final, a bad day for Donegal football. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Being boring is about the one accusation that cannot be levelled at the Donegal squad. From the habitual disciplinary problems of old to the perfec(...)

A 17-year-old Michael Murphy celebrates scoring a goal on his championship debut, a first round qualifier against Leitrim in 2007. His manager on that day was Brian McIver, who he will come up against at Celtic Park on Sunday when Derry are their Ulster SFC opponents. Photograph: Inpho

In a sporting context, it seems like an eternity. Michael Murphy was 17 when Brian McIver gave him his championship debut in the summer of 2007. “He p(...)

Barry Tierney  of Tyrone in action against Donegal’s Colm McFadden. Tierney will make his championship bow against Down in Omagh. Photo: Donna McBride/Presseye/Inpho

Barry Tierney and Tiernan McCann make their championship debuts for Tyrone in Sunday’s Ulster football preliminary round clash with Down at Healy Park(...)

Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll fails to block a shot from Emmett McGuckin of Derry during the National Football League Division One final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho.

After this 15-point thumping, Brian McIver deemed his sideline suspension served. The Derry manager walked on(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton with the Division One trophy at Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

For those with the growing feeling that something special could be afoot with this Dublin team, this was another afternoon’s nourishment. For e(...)

Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll battles with Cork’s Aidan Walsh at Croke Park last weekend.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The recent connectivity between football’s league and championship dates back to the beginning of the last decade and for obvious enough reason(...)