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(...)

Roscommon’s Dr.Hyde Park has been named as the venue for the Connacht Championship final. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht GAA have announced Roscommon’s Dr. Hyde Park as the venue for this year’s Connacht Football Championship finals, which take place on July 19t(...)

Michael Murphy:  against Armagh  he touched the ball an incredible 51 times. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Gone are the days that Donegal start cautiously before opening up in the second half, so far in this year’s championship they’re at their most leth(...)

 Martin O’Reilly scores Donegal’s  second goal against Armagh. Oisín McConville can’t see Derry stopping Rory Gallagher’s side either. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Oisín McConville, like the rest of Armagh, was deflated by the performance of their footballers in the recent Ulster quarter-final. With Kieran McGeen(...)

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(...)

Being congratulated by Páidí Ó Sé after the 2002 All-Ireland semi-final. When Páidí managed Kerry, he knew exactly what to do to me. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

We talk a lot about managers in football. We look at Eamonn Fitzmaurice bringing an All-Ireland to Kerry when nobody expected one and wonder how he di(...)

The FA Cup semi final win against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium was a breakthrough moment for Given  and Villa. Photo: Ian Walton/Getty Images

In the car from the train station, it starts. Unintentionally, it’s a bit heavy. How was Saturday, then? It is a standard question to put to a footbal(...)

A statement from RTÉ has confirmed that Sunday Game Live football analyst  Joe Brolly has apologised to Marty Morrissey for comments he made during half-time in the Cavan v Monaghan game and that it has been accepted by Morrissey. Photo:   Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye/

RTE have released a statement following the “inappropriate” comments made by pundit Joe Brolly about RTE colleague Marty Morrissey last Sunday. The fo(...)

Meath coach Colm Brady looks on with manager Mick O’Dowd. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Brothers Eamon and Colm Brady will not be involved with the Meath set-up this summer having withdrawn their services as joint-coaches ahead of the tea(...)

Martin McElhinney’s goal came in injury-time at the end of the first half as Donegal went in ahead of Tyrone at the break in their Ulster SFC clash in Ballybofey. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Seán Moran: When Donegal get ahead, they stay ahead Under new management Donegal’s talent for front-running remains intact. Sunday’s Ulster pre(...)