GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 21/9/2014Donegal vs KerryDonegal’s manager Jim McGuinnessMandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It was near four in the morning when he got back to Glasgow after Celtic’s trip to Norway for their Europa League game with Molde, and then there w(...)

Donegal’s Neil McGee is unable to prevent Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea breaking free to score the opening goal in last Saturday’s  All-Ireland Gaelic Football quarter-final  in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There was a poignant moment at the end of the Mayo-Donegal game on Saturday. I was looking down at the teams coming off the field and Mayo were being (...)

It will be interesting to see whether Donegal follow Mayo forward Aidan O’Shea or operate a more zonal approach in their defence. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Mayo v Donegal Croke Park, Saurday 6.0, Live Sky Sports 5 The great debate on the competing merits of “hard” and “easy(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy under pressure from from Vinny Corey and Darren Hughes of Monaghan during the Ulster final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Michael Murphy will sit out of Saturday afternoon’s All-Ireland Round 4 qualifier game with Galway, according to former Donegal forward Brendan Dev(...)

Michael Murphy: wasn’t moveing with his usual freedom for Donegal in the Ulster final against Monaghan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

How quickly perceptions shift. If Donegal had managed to scrape past Monaghan in what was a cagey, claustrophobic Ulster final, the general vie(...)

Fermanagh manager Pete McGrath must now prepare his players for Dublin and not Kerry. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Confusion reigned in the aftermath of Fermanagh’s victory over Westmeath on Saturday as Pete McGrath’s victorious players wrongly presumed next Sun(...)

Karl Lacey has been ruled out of Donegal’s All ireland qualifier against Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Karl Lacey has been ruled out of Donegal’s All-Ireland qualifier clash with Galway on Saturday because of a knee injury. The four-time All Star defend(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy in action against Monaghan’s Vinny Corey and Darren Hughes. It seemed to me Murphy played injured at Clones. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I arrived in Glasgow airport on Sunday and saw a few Donegal jerseys gathered around the bar as I reached the top of the escalator. I arrived when the(...)

Mayo’s defensive shortcomings were exposed by the manner of Gary Sice’s goal for Galway on Sunday at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

One of the tantalising questions of every recent All-Ireland championship has also been one of the hardest to answer: can Mayo win the All-Ireland? O(...)

Referee Joe McQullian books Donegal’s Neil Gallagher and Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh following one of the many incidents during the Ulster SFC clash  at Ballybofey. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

Sometimes, it’s easier to get a football team to a match on time than it is a car full of young children. Myself and Yvonne were probably the last peo(...)