Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty celebrates scoring the opening goal with Colm McFadden during the  All-Ireland  Round 4B qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal 3-12 Galway 0-11 Now, what about that 2013 All-Ireland quarter-final when Mayo decimated a jaded Donegal? It should be closer next Saturday as(...)

Ryan McHugh of Donegal in action against Monaghan’s Darren Hughes during the Ulster SFC Final in Clones. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ryan McHugh calls. Or rather, he calls back. “Sorry, hi. Just on another call there.” Which he was, to The Irish Times in fact. He’s replying to a (...)

Cork’s  Mark Collins: pierced the Dublin attack to score a goal in the league final at Croke Park. Photo: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dublin’s defence has certainly improved this year, but chinks remain in their armour particularly in terms of being caught out on the counter attac(...)

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(...)

Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty: has been in exceptional form. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Ulster SFC preliminary round Donegal v Tyrone, Ballybofey, Sunday, 4.0 (Live RTÉ2) Since the 2013 encounter between the counties fortunes h(...)

Donegal manager and Celtic performance consultant Jim McGuinness. Photograph: Inpho Donegal manager and Celtic performance consultant Jim McGuinness. Photograph: Inpho

On a wintry Sunday in March, Jim McGuinness found himself back in the old familiar place but looking on from somewhere entirely new. Ballybofey: Tyron(...)

Tyrone’s Cathal McShane and Donegal’s Tony McClenaghan in action during the  EirGrid Ulster U-21 football championship final at Celtic Park, Derry. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Tyrone 1-11 Donegal 0-13 Daniel McNulty converted an injury-time free as Tyrone landed a first Ulster U21 title since 2006, condemning Donegal (...)

Ryan McHugh says he would stand by a corner flag to win a game of football. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

He’s right in the thick of it, and Ryan McHugh sees no justification for the prophecies of doom regarding the current state of gaelic football. The re(...)

Donegal’s Eammon McGrath tries to evade Monaghan’s Kevin Loughran. Photograph: Inpho

Donegal 4-9 Monaghan 1-5Donegal qualified for their third successive Ulster U21 Football Championship final with a comfortable win over 14-man Monagha(...)

Ryan McHugh slots home Donegal’s goal in the Allianz Football League Division One game against Tyrone at  Ballybofey. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye

Donegal 1-13 Tyrone 0-6“I said to the players afterwards that this was as bad a performance as I have been involved with from a Tyrone team over all t(...)