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(...)

Liam Rushe can’t keep fighting fires for Dublin all over the park. Photo: Cathal Noone/Inpho

Malachy Clerkin: Dublin’s hurlers look in disarray Worse almost than the fact that the replay against Galway was gone from their grasp inside the ope(...)

Derry’s Fergal Doherty gets his pass away despite the attentions of  Down’s Kevin McKernan. Photograph: Inpho/Lorcan Doherty.

No reason to get excited. Derry are through to an Ulster football semi-final at the expense of Down. Between them, these counties haven’t won an Ulste(...)

Derry’s Sean Leo McGoldrick and Down’s Damien Turley tussle for the ball. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Derry 0-12 Down 0-11 Derry football put itself back on the map. Just. They got lost trying to find their way out of Celtic Park and nearly lost the g(...)

Mark Lynch: “Aye, well, we have been involved in a lot of games where we have played open attacking football and we have been praised for it. But we ended up getting beat. So you do have to weigh the options up.” Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Seventeen seasons after they last won the Anglo-Celt cup, Derry’s football team is the most puzzling of the Ulster jewels. Year after year they have p(...)

Fergal Doherty in action here against Jason Gibbons for Mayo, is back in midfield for Derry this weekend. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Two teams waving at each other on the escalators, with Derry relegated and Down promoted to Division One. The home side have, however, spent an inst(...)

Derry manager Brian McIver: his side must beat Dublin and Cork and hope the teams immediately above them draw their match and lose their final fixtures on Sunday week.  Photograph: Inpho

Derry manager Brian McIver heads for Croke Park on Saturday needing long-odds combination of results to avoid relegation just a year after reaching th(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea has gone well in an advanced role during the Allianz League Division One campaign to date. Photograph: Inpho

Today Matches at 7.0 unless stated Division One Mayo v Dublin, Elverys MacHale Park, (Live Setanta 1, 7.0) – The counties have had some of th(...)

Mayo’s Mark Ronaldson celebrates scoring his goal in the Allianz League Division One match against Derry at Celtic park. Photograph:   Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Derry 1-13 Mayo 2-12Derry manager Brian McIver blasted the performance of referee Ciarán Branagan after his side’s defeat by Mayo left their survival (...)