Monaghan’s Ryan Wylie and Dick Clerkin with Donegal’s Neil McGee. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Donegal 0-15 Monaghan 1-09 The hex is broken. Donegal reaffirmed their status as the new standard in Ulster by wresting the Anglo-Celt Cup back(...)

Monaghan’s Cormac McManus will pose a huge threat to Donegal in the Ulster final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

They might be giants. In what seems like the blink of an eye, Malachy O’Rourke has transformed a Monaghan team with a great future behind it into a s(...)

Mark McHugh opted out of the Donegal panel before the start of the championship, claiming a loss of appetite for intercounty football. Photograph: Inpho

Any sign of Mark McHugh? It’s the question that won’t go away as long as Donegal stay involved in the football championship, and team captain Michael (...)

Darach O’Connor scores Donegal’s second goal in the  Ulster SFC  semi-final against Antrim in Clones.  Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Donegal 3-16 Antrim 0-12 Donegal overcame a stubborn first half by Antrim to march into their fourth successive Ulster final on a low-key afternoon in(...)

Aggression and attitude: Down’s Conor Laverty fends off Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh during their drawn Ulster quarter-final at Celtic 	Park, Derry. Photograph: Inpho

Tyrone v Down, Down v Tyrone. Two games in six days, both of them tense and physical and hard-fought all the way. Real Ulster Championship stuff, m(...)

Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan celebrates with his  captain Michael Murphy after the final whistle at Celtic Park.

Everything we’ll watch between now and the first week of August in the football championship will be processed through the prism of Dublin - they’re t(...)

Donegal defender Karl Lacey tackles Derry’s Seán Leo McGoldrick during Sunday’s Ulster quarter-final at Celtic Park, Derry. Photograph: Inpho

A small group of youngsters stood around Karl Lacey at Celtic Park in the minutes after Sunday’s absorbing Ulster quarter-final against Derry. It w(...)

Derry’s Sean Leo McGoldrick is tackled by Karl Lacey of Donegal during the Ulster quarter-final at  Celtic Park, Derry. Photopraph: Inpho

Not for the first time since he began to patrol the sideline for Donegal, Jim McGuinness found himself asked about feelings of vindication and (...)

Derry’s Mark Lynch fails to make an impression on Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal 1-11 Derry 0-11 They haven’t gone away, you know. Donegal shook off the final vestiges of last summer’s weariness and muted a loudening(...)

Donegal’s Neil Gallagher attempts to block Derry’s Ryan Bell during the  Ulster SFCquarter-final Celtic Park in Derry. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal 1-11 Derry 0-11: Donegal reaffirmed their Ulster credentials with a powerful second-half display at Celtic Park against Derry which was, in pl(...)