It was the Jim McGuinness-managed Donegal that knocked Mickey Harte’s Tyrone off their perch in Ulster.  Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho.

If Mickey Harte ever admits he didn’t see the Donegal whirlwind coming five seasons ago, then he can be forgiven. Nobody did. But it has sometimes bee(...)

Donegal’s Colm McFadden holds off Cork defenders during the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. The meetings between the sides have been important staging posts in their respective fortunes over the last six years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

It is easy to forget, now that Dublin seem to be All-Ireland favourites for always and evermore, that not too long ago Cork were regarded as the smart(...)

Kevin Moran said “If there had been a been working environment whereby I would have been able to look after my patients and derived professional satisfaction then I would have happily seen out my career in Letterkenny”. Photograph: Google Street View.

A top cancer surgeon is to leave his post next month, claiming he no longer has the resources to take care of his patients. Kevin Moran, a distinguish(...)

Rory Kavanagh of Donegal keeps possession despite the attentions of Kerry’s David Moran during last year’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Progress can be made in easing the burden on young players without banning them from representing their colleges, according to Dave Billings, the vas(...)

2012 All-Ireland winning midfielder Rory Kavanagh has announced his Donegal retirement. (Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan)

Donegal’s All-Ireland winning midfielder Rory Kavanagh has announced he is to retire from inter-county football after a 14-year association with the c(...)

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(...)