Donegal manager Rory Gallagher. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho.

Ulster SFC Semi-final Derry v Donegal Clones, Saturday, 7pm, Live Sky Sports 3 In the past five years of the Ulster Senior Football Championship, Don(...)

 Martin O’Reilly scores Donegal’s  second goal against Armagh. Oisín McConville can’t see Derry stopping Rory Gallagher’s side either. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Oisín McConville, like the rest of Armagh, was deflated by the performance of their footballers in the recent Ulster quarter-final. With Kieran McGeen(...)

Galway’s Fiontán Ó Curraoin and Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor become involved in a  scuffle late in Sunday’s Connacht semi-final at Pearse Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Michael Murphy and Aidan O’Shea, present day powerhouses of Gaelic football, surely the most influential players outside the Dublin and Kerry panels,(...)

Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney talks to his players after the final whistle against Donegal. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Kieran McGeeney smiled when was asked if he still felt that Kerry and Dublin were a more physical proposition than Donegal. In the weeks leading up t(...)

Blues guitarist Rory Gallagher (1949 - 1995) performing at the Rainbow Theatre, London, 1972. File photograph: Debi Doss/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The 20th anniversary of the death of blues guitarist Rory Gallagher on June 14th, 1995 was marked on Sunday with the inauguration of a new recording s(...)

Donegal’s Karl Lacey with Aaron Findon and Aidan Forker of Armagh: their clash at the Athletics Grounds promises to be a hard-fought encounter. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Championship draws take place in a blur of optimism and expectation but many a long-term surprise sharpens into something a bit more predictable as(...)

“Armagh are a force now. They will be potential Ulster champions every year,” says Donegal manager Rory Gallagher. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

If it was meant as a declaration of war, Rory Gallagher has refused to take the bait. Kieran McGeeney raised a few eyebrows last week with his bold a(...)

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(...)

The RTE panel of Colm O’Rourke, Joe Brolly and Pat Spillane were back this weekend. Photo: Inpho

Summer might actually have been 17 days old by the time The Sunday Game kicked off yesterday, but, as we know, it doesn’t officially start until we he(...)