Donegal’s Neil McGee gets a challenge in ahead of Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara in Sunday’s All-Ireland football semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was while driving to an International Rules training camp that the text came through and Michael Murphy didn’t hesitate. He turned the car around a(...)

Donegal boss Jim McGuinness: “I think the divide is becoming bigger and bigger.  Dublin are way out in front of any other team.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has compared Dublin’s resource advantage to that enjoyed by Chelsea in the Premier League in the years after Roman Abr(...)

Armagh’s Kevin Dyas: his athleticism reminds you of why he was an attractive proposition for AFL scouts as a teenager. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The absolute drizzling pity of Armagh’s strop with the scribbling nibs of the press room has nothing to do with column inches devoted to them or what(...)

Armagh’s Ciarán McKeever and Kildare’s John Doyle have been called into the Ireland panel of the second international rules test at Croke Park on Sat(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland manager Paul Earley has finalised his 23-man panel for Saturday’s opening International Rules test with Australia, with Donegal’s Michael Murp(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley

No representatives from counties such as Kerry, Down, or indeed Cavan, hosts for the first Test, and no more than eight survivors from the last Int(...)

Mayo’s Kevin McLoughlin is tackled by Micahel Darragh Macauley and Cian O’Sullivan of Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The first thing to say is that the best team won the All-Ireland. Dublin are the best team in the land bar none. Everybody had their day against them,(...)

Donegal’s Neil McGee and Donal Kingston of Laois in action at Carrick-on-shannon. Phogo: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 0-14 Laois 0-8The secrets and lies of the football championship. Donegal identified five things that went wrong against Monaghan in the Ulster(...)

Donegal’s Colm McFadden celebrates a point with Michael Murphy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 0-14 Laois 0-8: So the All-Ireland champions are back in the mix, Donegal surviving a nervous test against Laois in their fourth round qual(...)

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh is tackled by Down’s Conor Laverty and Ryan Boyle at Kingspan Breffni Park last Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When we watch football these days, we can do one of two things. We can complain and moan that the modern game is an eyesore or we can really sit down (...)