Donegal manager Jim McGuinness celebrates with Neil  and Eamonn McGee after the victory over Dublin in the 2014 All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A few days after the Ulster final, Pat Shovelin dropped into the house just for a chat. I was down in the office and he popped his head round the d(...)

Armagh’s Kevin Dyas: his athleticism reminds you of why he was an attractive proposition for AFL scouts as a teenager. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The absolute drizzling pity of Armagh’s strop with the scribbling nibs of the press room has nothing to do with column inches devoted to them or what(...)

Monaghan hit Donegal where they were strongest, shutting down their full forward line including Vinnie Corey’s marking job on Michael Murphy. Photograph: Inpho

Listening to some of the talk about where Donegal go from here, you’d have to wonder at what people think they were made of when they won the All-Irel(...)

Donegal’s Eamonn McGee tackles Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes. The full-back was left utterly exposed throughout the game. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Pressye

What was so surprising about Clones yesterday was that Donegal were not up for the fight. It was quite obvious early on that Monaghan had the hunger t(...)

Jim McGuinness will be delighted to get  Karl Lacey back for his Donegal side. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Monaghan go into tomorrow’s Ulster final not having been overly impressive against Antrim and Cavan to date. They play to a system that’s not unlike D(...)