Jim McGuinness: “I hope I will stay (at Celtic), yes, but with change there always will be change, so we will see what it brings. Whatever person comes in now, hopefully I will do my best regardless.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jim McGuinness is watching developments at Celtic with interest as he waits to learn the identity of the new manager. The Donegal manager has expresse(...)

Donegal defender Karl Lacey tackles Derry’s Seán Leo McGoldrick during Sunday’s Ulster quarter-final at Celtic Park, Derry. Photograph: Inpho

A small group of youngsters stood around Karl Lacey at Celtic Park in the minutes after Sunday’s absorbing Ulster quarter-final against Derry. It w(...)

Derry’s Sean Leo McGoldrick is tackled by Karl Lacey of Donegal during the Ulster quarter-final at  Celtic Park, Derry. Photopraph: Inpho

Not for the first time since he began to patrol the sideline for Donegal, Jim McGuinness found himself asked about feelings of vindication and (...)

 Derry’s Dessie McColgan and Michael McAvoy tackle Jamie Brennan of Donegal during their Ulster  minor football championship quarter-Final at Celtic Park. Photograph: Inpho

Donegal 1-10 Derry 0-8 The strength of Donegal’s bench proved decisive as three late points from substitutes killed off a Derry fight back in this Uls(...)

Derry’s Mark Lynch fails to make an impression on Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal 1-11 Derry 0-11 They haven’t gone away, you know. Donegal shook off the final vestiges of last summer’s weariness and muted a loudening(...)

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(...)

Mark Lynch was Derry’s star man during their league campaign as they reached the Division One final. Photograph: Inpho.

ULSTER SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL Derry v Donegal Celtic Park, 2pm Live RTÉ 2 Championship acts like a corrective lens,(...)

A 17-year-old Michael Murphy celebrates scoring a goal on his championship debut, a first round qualifier against Leitrim in 2007. His manager on that day was Brian McIver, who he will come up against at Celtic Park on Sunday when Derry are their Ulster SFC opponents. Photograph: Inpho

In a sporting context, it seems like an eternity. Michael Murphy was 17 when Brian McIver gave him his championship debut in the summer of 2007. “He p(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness

If it’s Jim McGuinness’s last hurrah, then the first part couldn’t have gone much better. Still working off a thinner squad than most of the other con(...)

Bryan Menton of Meath (right) comes across to challenge Rory Kavanagh of Donegal during  the Allianz Football League Division Two match at MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey, Co Donegal. Photograph:  Donna McBride/Inpho/Presseye

DONEGAL 1-12 MEATH 1-12 Donegal got out of jail in MacCu(...)