Dublin celebrate winning the Allianz National Football League last year. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The modern football season was born 15 years ago. In 2001 the contours of the competitive landscape were changed beyond recognition. The league for th(...)

Michael Murphy in action for St Eunan’s, Letterkenny.

He’s come a long way in eight years - but Michael Murphy still remembers running up the sand dunes in Dunfanaghy, together with his St Eunan’s Colleg(...)

Brian McIver: “We have never won an Ulster club title so we can’t put that pressure on ourselves.” Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/InphoPaton

“I don’t do pressure. It is the players who have the responsibility,” says Paul McIver with such low-key candour that you know he isn’t trying to conv(...)

Fergal Doherty has hung up his boots with Derry, 14 years after making his debut. Photograph: Inpho

Derry stalwart Fergal Doherty has announced his retirement from inter-county football due to work commitments and recurring injuries. ‘The Doc’(...)

Brian McIver stepped down as Derry manager in July after the Qualifier defeat to Galway. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Derry has announced Damian Barton as the county’s new senior football manager for a two-year term, taking over from Brian McIver, who stepped down aft(...)

Derry’s Eoin Bradley in possession of the ball and Wexford’s Colm Kehoe. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Lorcan Doherty

Derry 1-16 Wexford 0-10 Derry boss Brian McIver believes a partnership between Cailean O’Boyle and Eoin Bradley will be key to his side’s progr(...)

Derry v Wexford Owenbeg, 2pm War or irrelevant skirmish, we shall see. Both teams have beaten Down so is it the one overrun by Westmeath or the(...)

Derry will not include Gareth McKinless in their 26 man squad for Wexford trip. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Derry defender Gareth McKinless will not be named in Derry’s 26 man panel for Saturday’s qualifier game with Wexford. The Ballinderry defender rejoin(...)

Donegal’s Colm McFadden tries to evade Niall Holly and Oisin Duffy at Clones. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Neil Gallagher’s face is probably as good a synopsis as any. He has a scrape on his cheek, a trickle of claret from the bridge of his nose but still (...)

Rory Kavanagh and current Derry manager Brian McIver celebrate Donegal’s National League final victory over Mayo in 2007. Given the transformation of Donegal football, the win has been reduced to a footnote, but it was only the county’s second senior national title. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In April 2007, Brian McIver brought his Donegal team to Croke Park to play in that year’s National League showdown. Donegal had spent most of the deca(...)