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(...)

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(...)

London manager Paul Coggins is carried by his jubilant team members after their famous 2013 victory over Sligo in the Connacht championship. Photograph: Jim Keogh/Inpho.

“I was homesick for 10 or 12 years,” Paul Coggins says on a deafeningly quiet day in the west. The London manager had flown to his home province for n(...)

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(...)

Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan and Anthony Maher tackle Martin McElhinney of Donegal during the Allianz Football League Division 1 match at Austin Stack Park in  Tralee. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kerry 2-13 Donegal 2-11Somewhere along the 430km of road between Tralee and Letterkenny the Donegal players must have realised this was far from a wor(...)

UUJ’s Richard Donnelly in action against Down’s Conall McGovern and Niall Madine during the Dr McKenna Cup clash at Páirc Esler, Newry. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

Down 1-13 University of Ulster 1-7 Down moved a step closer to a place in the McKenna Cup semi-final last night, making light of terrible playing co(...)

Kerry celebrate after the Electric Ireland GAA Football All Ireland Minor Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 21/9/2014. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA’s minor review workgroup have made a number of recommendations to help ease “the unsustainable situation for our talented 17 and 18-year-old p(...)

Bernard Brogan of the 2013 All Stars in action against  Fionn Fitzgerald of the 2014 side at the   Irish Cultural Centre in  Canton, Massachusetts. Photograph:   Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2013 All Stars 10-7 2014 All Stars 5-5There was an easy win for the 2013 team, managed by Dublin’s Jim Gavin, in the GAA-GPA All Stars exhibition matc(...)

 A dejected Eamonn McGee and Ryan McHugh of Donegal after the All-Ireland final defeat to Kerry. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Everything changes after an All-Ireland final. Even after winning a 37th title there is the challenge of letting it all sink in. And after losing the(...)

Donegal’s Darach O’Connor with Paul Murphy of Kerry during the All-Ireland senior football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kerry 2-9 Donegal 0-12 A lovely September autumn afternoon in Croke Park ended like so many others down the decades. Kerry, the greatest of adapters (...)