Dublin eased past Donegal at Croke park to reach the Allianz League final. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 1-20 Donegal 0-13 Dublin swept into a fourth successive Allianz Football League final with an emphatic victory over Donegal at Croke Park on(...)

The last game Colm McFadden played for Donegal was against Mayo in last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The anticipated Easter Saturday night return of Colm McFadden to the Donegal team will extend the lifespan of its potent All-Ireland winning trio: McF(...)

Donegal’s Stephen McBrearty in the All-Ireland minor final in 2014 against Kerry. The assimilation of younger players like McBrearty into the Donegal senior team has caught the eye. Photograph: INPHO

Mayo have acted as a curious touchstone for the more senior players with Donegal. When they beat the Connacht champions in the All-Ireland final in 20(...)

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(...)

Ryan McHugh celebrates his goal in Donegal’s Championship win over Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Football has followed the pattern of hurling in this year’s championship by underlining the accuracy of league rankings. It was noticeable in this yea(...)

Colm McFadden looks on as Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty scores his side’s opening goal at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal 3-12 Galway 0-11 Twenty eight scoreless minutes notwithstanding, the growing theory that Donegal are a team past their peak can be mome(...)

Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty celebrates scoring the opening goal with Colm McFadden during the  All-Ireland  Round 4B qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal 3-12 Galway 0-11 Now, what about that 2013 All-Ireland quarter-final when Mayo decimated a jaded Donegal? It should be closer next Saturday as(...)

Colm McFadden, seen here in action against Derry in the Ulster semi-final, is playing his best football since Donegal’s All-Ireland win. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

In the space of a few years these counties have passed milestones in Ulster football. Monaghan are in a third successive final for the first time in (...)

Martin O’Reilly scores  Donegal’s goal in the Ulster SFC semi-final against Derry at  St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Photograph:  Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Donegal 1-9 Derry 0-10 Clones on a Saturday night. If it ain’t quite the pits, it sure ain’t The Ritz. As Ulster semi-finals go, this fell some(...)

Donegal’s Karl Lacey with Aaron Findon and Aidan Forker of Armagh: their clash at the Athletics Grounds promises to be a hard-fought encounter. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Championship draws take place in a blur of optimism and expectation but many a long-term surprise sharpens into something a bit more predictable as(...)