Christy Toye

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“If they don’t win, I feel their legacy should be that they had simply nothing left to give and it wasn’t quite enough. And there is no shame in that.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Like many people around the world, I watched the closing act of Usain Bolt’s career with that peculiar feeling you have when any great athlete or team(...)

Donegal’s All Star centrefielder Neil Gallagher has announced his retirement from inter-county football due to injury. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Most of the focus of this week’s GAA congress will fall on the proposals for football championship reform, devised by director-general Páraic Duffy an(...)

Neil Gallagher has announced his retirement from intercounty action with Donegal. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal’s twice decorated All Star centrefielder, Neil Gallagher, has become the latest member of the county’s 2012 All-Ireland winning team to retire(...)

Donegal’s Christy Toye won three Ulster titles, a National League and an All-Ireland during his time with the county. Photo: Inpho

The very last person who wants to talk about Christy Toye is Christy Toye. The recent news that the Donegal senior GAA footballer was to pack away his(...)

 Donegal’s Eamon McGee has retired from inter-county football. Photograph:   Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal corner back Eamon McGee has followed Colm McFadden into retirement after Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Dublin. “Two things I(...)

It is a pattern of the GAA summer that for weeks the games seem to meander along at a leisurely pace and the next thing we know we are canoeing throu(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh under pressure from the Donegal defence. He guided his team to the Ulster title in Clones with some inspirational late points. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

I ended up watching the Ulster final at Royal Troon, which was not something I ever imagined would happen. It was accidental. I knew I wasn’t going to(...)

Tyrone’s Niall Sludden tackles Donegal’s Eoin McHugh during his side’s Ulster final victory. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Tyrone 0-13 Donegal 0-11 Breathtaking. For seventy-six gruelling, draining minutes in the Monaghan sunshine, the two teams who have been sparring b(...)

Donegal and Monaghan players scuffle at Breffni Park.  Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

The first thing to say about the rivalry between Donegal and Monaghan is that we’re not talking Israel and Palestine here. The bit of push-me, pull-yo(...)

Donegal’s Ódhran MacNiallais normally plays midfield but likes to play in the forwards. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

When Donegal re-emerged for the second half of their game against Mayo on Sunday, Ódhran MacNiallais trotted straight to the edge of the square where (...)

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