Donegal’s Paddy McGrath lifts the Anglo-Celtic Cup with his daughter Isla Rose after beating Cavan in the Ulster Football Championship final in St Tiernach’s Park, Clones, Co. Monaghan. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Ulster championship, the old theatre of hate and heartbreak, is in danger of becoming the model child of Gaelic football. A brilliant summer for t(...)

Donegal manager Declan Bonner celebrates  with Jamie Brennan after the victory over Cavan in the Ulster SFC Final in Clones. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

As a player and a manager, Declan Bonner knows better than most the unreliable nature of the Ulster championship. His All-Ireland winning side were dr(...)

Armagh’s Paul McGrane lifts the trophy after victory over Fermanagh in the Ulster football final replay in 2008. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Armagh last won the Ulster championship, 11 summers ago now, the supporters could have walked through the celebratory drill in their sleep. They (...)

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 (...)

Cork’s Elaine Harte back from her travels and will have her first start this season.

While it is obviously wise to tread lightly when pondering the end of this unforgettable Cork team’s road, there is no denying it looks like we’ve arr(...)