Dublin’s Dermot Connolly is grabbed by Donegal’s Neil McGee following an incident that resulted in a straight red card for Connolly. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

In the furore that surrounded the Dublin-Donegal championship match of three years ago perspective counted for a lot. For some there was fascination i(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness: “We’ll need to be on our toes from the first minute against Dublin. We’ll need to implement our own game plan from the very first minute.”

Maybe 2011 still matters. Jim McGuinness seems to be employing the same philosophy; the attempted shaping of a sport that leaves itself open to manip(...)

Donegal’s Kevin Cassidy and Dublin’s Bryan Cullen during the 2011 All-Ireland football semi-final. “Yeah, it’s definitely an All-Ireland that we let slip.” says Cassidy.

It’s well established that Jim McGuinness and Kevin Cassidy have an uneasy history. Cassidy, Donegal’s two-time All Star wing back, contributed(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness: Photograph: Inpho

Jim McGuinness’ has recruited a new Donegal management team for 2014 and will reveal the chosen ones in the coming days. “I would know myself there’s (...)

Concussion is no longer the preserve of very aggressive professional boxing and American football.

When Kilkenny’s Richie Power was taken off on a stretcher after suffering a collision in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final aga(...)

Pearse O’Neill: survivor from 2010 victory over Dublin.

In the three years since they last played in the football championship the winds of fortune may have shifted in Dublin’s favour, but there will still (...)

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 (...)

Down’s Brendan McArdle disagrees with referee Eddie Kinsella. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Strange how in giving Donegal their biggest scare in the Ulster championship in three years Down might also have done them one enormous favour.Because(...)

Mark McHugh returns to the Donegal side to face Down in the Ulster SFC semi-final on Sunday. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

All-Ireland champions Donegal have made one change for Sunday’s Ulster football semi-final against Down in Breffni Park. Mark McHugh, who was withdraw(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice. Photograph: Kieran Murray/Inpho

Everybody has a handy cure for the hiccups, the only problem being none of them seem to work. That's four big hiccups now for Kerry football, a(...)