Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness celebrates with his players after winning the Sam Maguire in 2012. Photograph: Inpho

The decision of Jim McGuinness to step down as Donegal football manager brings to an end a remarkable four years, not just in the county’s history (...)

Donegal’s Kevin Cassidy and Dublin’s Bryan Cullen during the 2011 All-Ireland football semi-final. “Yeah, it’s definitely an All-Ireland that we let slip.” says Cassidy.

It’s well established that Jim McGuinness and Kevin Cassidy have an uneasy history. Cassidy, Donegal’s two-time All Star wing back, contributed(...)

Christy Toye returned to the Donegal championship starting side in the Ulster quarter-final defeat of Derry at Celtic Park in May. Photograph: Cathal Coonan/Inpho.

It was in the 34th minute of the 2003 All-Ireland semi-final against Armagh when Donegal’s Christy Toye found himself in possession of the football an(...)

Waterford manager Niall Carew with Kieran McGeeney during his time as a selector with Kildare.

This weekend’s football qualifiers will see many eyes drawn to Omagh and the cross-county line contest between Tyrone and Armagh but Newry also stages(...)

“The top, top teams are so good at what they do that they give other teams an opportunity to beat them . . . their patterns become clear,” says  Donegal manager Jim McGuinness.

The journey started with Antrim. It was four short years and a sporting lifetime ago when Jim McGuinness sent his Donegal team out with the relatively(...)

Dermot Earley: “I think the talent is there, especially with the new under-21 players that have come in, some unbelievably skilful players.”

Dermot Earley mentions The Machine before we do. That is how Gaelic football’s elite are now viewed. It is a way of playing adopted by Donegal and Dub(...)

The Breezy Gaelic Sports Team Building Day is the second time Gaelic games have come to  Breezy Point to “boost morale, ” says former Gaelic football star Kevin Cassidy. Photograph: Conor McBride

Rebuilding one day at a time – that’s how Breezy Point’s restoration volunteers describe their job, which is far from done more than seven months afte(...)