Victory in the Division Two final shows Derry’s progress . Photograph: Inpho

The reference points are all in the receding past for Derry football.Even tomorrow’s Ulster quarter-final against Down evokes memories of the great ch(...)

Colm McFadden of Donegal celebrates his goal with Christy Toye and Brian Roper in 2004, when Donegal beat All-Ireland champions Tyrone. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Tomorrow in Ballybofey, Donegal become the latest county to wrestle with one of football’s most daunting stat(...)

It’s nearly 28 years since I attended with a friend from Monaghan the first 1985 All-Ireland semi-final. Seated nearby on his own was a Kerry m(...)