Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring Kerry’s second goal in the All-Ireland SFC Final against Donegal at Croke Park. Photograph:   Morgan Treac/Inpho

Kerry 2-9 Donegal 0-12It might be the most unlikely All-Ireland of Kerry’s illustrious history but few can have tasted as sweet. Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s (...)

Rory Kavanagh of Donegal in action against Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll in their All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Kavanagh kicked a big point during his side’s recovery late in the first half. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rory Kavanagh’s excellent league campaign ended frustratingly. The Division Two final brought Donegal back to Croke Park for the first time since Mayo(...)

 Donegal’s Ryan McHugh scores his first goal past Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17 After a spectacular eruption of near volcanic proportions the All-Ireland champions are gone – Donegal taking out Dubl(...)

Donegal manager  Jim McGuinness: ready to pit his wits against Jim Gavin and the reigning All-Ireland champions. Photo:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

That match three years ago is now a scary but merry memory for Dublin – like the time we ran out of petrol in Transylvania – given all the good thing(...)

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(...)

Donegal’s Odhrán MacNiallais after scoring a goal against Monaghan during the league campaign.

Last summer, Odhrán MacNiallais had a bird’s eye view of the slow disintegration of Donegal’s championship season. He trained with the squad and trav(...)

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(...)

Darach O’Connor  in action during the Ulster Senior Football Championship quarter-final at Celtic Park, Derry, last month. His inclusion along with    Odhran MacNeilis gave Donegal two championship debuts to back up the return to form of the old guard.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It is safe to say that this has been the quieter side of the Ulster house. The winner of this match will advance to the Ulster final with more firewo(...)

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’s Frank McGlynn finds himself outnumbered by  Chris Barrett (left) and Séamus O’Shea of Mayo during last year’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-final, a bad day for Donegal football. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Being boring is about the one accusation that cannot be levelled at the Donegal squad. From the habitual disciplinary problems of old to the perfec(...)