Dublin’s Kevin McManamon and Odhrán Mác Niallais of Donegal at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17, Croke Park, August 31st As Keith Duggan put it the next day, you could hear the faint echo of Ali here. Donegal shoc(...)

Mayo players, with Liam Horan and his backroom staff in the background, before the All-Ireland football final in 2012, which they lost to Donegal by 2-11 to 0-13. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

KD: You managed Ballintubber to the Mayo intermediate championship before the senior final in 2007. Do you remember that day?JH: Yeah. Against Kiltima(...)

Kevin McKernan, Neil McGee and the rest of the Ireland International Rules players taking light exercise on  spin bikes during a recovery session at St Kilda Baths, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on Sunday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

One of football’s most formidable defenders, Neil McGee, is also becoming one of the international game’s most experienced backs. Saturday should be (...)

Paul Bealin: led Westmeath last year but failed to get the backing of the clubs for a second term. Photo: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

And then there was one. Westmeath now stand alone as the last county still looking to appoint a senior football manager for 2015, and the search is(...)

New Donegal manager Rory Gallagher was formerly a selector under Jim McGuinness. Here he departs a team huddle prior to the start of the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tonight in John Joe’s Pub, Kilcar’s 1989 Donegal championship-winning team, probably slower now and possibly wiser, will gather for a 25th anniversary(...)

Rory Gallagher has taken over from Jim McGuinness as Donegal football manager. The Fermanagh native will take charge on a three-year term, with an option on a fourth year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Rory Gallagher has been confirmed as the new Donegal manager following a meeting of club delegates in the county on Friday night. The 36-year-old from(...)

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness with then assistant Rory Gallagher, who looks set to replace him at the helm of the county. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal may be poised to name Rory Gallagher as their new football manager but their club championship is facing into another round of uncertainty.The(...)

Rory Gallagher, who was a selector under Jim McGuinness, could freshen things up, according to Brian McEniff. Photograph: Inpho.

Former All-Ireland winning Donegal manager Brian McEniff believes that the county can challenge again next year for the All-Ireland despite the depar(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll, the former Ireland centre now BT Sport rugby pundit looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leinster and Wasps at the RDS Arena. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Well, that was weird, watching Brian O’Driscoll pottering around the RDS in his civvies yesterday, expressing wonder at all the things he never knew w(...)

Referee Barry Kelly with  manager Brian Cody after the All-Ireland final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA may have to tweak the inter-county championship season if it is to devise a sustainable new fixtures schedule. At present a sub-committee, lo(...)