Tyrone’s Ronan McNabb gets to grips with Donegal’s Michael Murphy during their Ulster clash last Sunday.

There were eerie flashbacks watching the video of Sunday’s Ulster championship match between Donegal and Tyrone. For whatever reason, every time I go (...)

Tempers flair between Donegal’s Neil Gallagher and Seán Cavanagh of Tyrone. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The hatred is alive and the hatred is well. One again in this incendiary rivalry, Donegal and Tyrone tumbled into one another as if life itself depend(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy and Tyrone’s Ronan McNabb exchange words during the Ulster senior championship match at Ballybofey, Donegal. Photograph: Inpho

There were passages during this endlessly fascinating war of minds and bodies when it seemed possible Mickey Harte was about to concoct another of tho(...)

Rory Gallagher was always likely to be in the frame to succeed Jim McGuinness, despite their abrupt parting of the ways. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

“I remember my first year in with the Fermanagh seniors and Tyrone had just annihilated us the previous year in Omagh,” says Rory Gallagher. “They wer(...)

The men in the square box: Pat Kenny and Mickey Harte in the Mansion House set for ‘Pat Kenny in the Round’

Graham Norton signed off on his BBC chat show last week saying George Clooney is soon to be a guest. He’s not just showing off (well, maybe a little),(...)

Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh has been named to start against Donegal this weekend. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Niall Morgan hasn’t been included in the Tyrone team to take on provincial champions Donegal in Sunday’s Ulster preliminary round clash in Ballybofey.(...)

Pat Kenny: ‘Pat Kenny in the Round’ will continue for another four weeks before returning in the autumn for an eight-week run. Photograph: Barry McCall

Mondays were already the most important night of the week – by some distance – for UTV Ireland, and the debut of Pat Kenny’s new interview show, Pa(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh and Donegal’s Michael Murphy in action during their Allianz League Division One match at Ballybofey, Co Donegal. Photograph: Inpho

The big lift-off to this year’s football championship comes on Sunday with the meeting of Tyrone and Donegal, who between them have won five of the la(...)

“I think the Tyrone players do have confidence,” Darren McCurry says. “It’s about gelling as a team and playing well on that particular day. Sometimes we got the rub of the green, sometimes we didn’t.” Photograph: Russell Pritchard Inpho.

Darren McCurry grimaces slightly at the memory. Early March in Ballybofey and Tyrone have just been comprehensively outplayed and Mickey Harte’s disa(...)

Donegal’s Mark McHugh in action against Mayo in the 2013 All-Ireland final. He is the only one in the squad with a winner’s medal who did not experience last year’s final defeat. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Who could blame Mark McHugh for having mixed feelings on the morning of the All-Ireland final last year? After his masterly turn as playmaker and swee(...)