Patrick McBrearty carries ahead of Gerard Collins during Donegal’s rout of Down. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Donegal 2-25 Down 1-12 At the end, the thing to watch for wasn’t the general fed-upness of a Down team whose year was done, nor the studied satisfact(...)

Donegal have been the poster boys for flattering to deceive, but topped their group in the league without talisman Michael Murphy. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Nothing became Division One North of the football league like the ending of it. Stop the clock at various stages of injury-time and you could have sen(...)

Fans watch the game at the Athletic Grounds. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Armagh 0-16 Donegal 0-16 Relief for Declan Bonner but a sense of frustration was Kieran McGeeney’s lot following this pulsating Allianz League Divis(...)

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh closely monitored by Tyrone’s Michael O’Neill and Conor Meyler in Ballybofey. On a day when big men featured prominently, in contrast the usually influential  McHugh had one of his quietest outings in a Donegal shirt. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The terms and conditions for a winter championship were there for all to see last weekend. I was watching Tyrone and Donegal play in Ballybofey and th(...)

Dublin’s Paul Mannion scores a goal despite the efforts of Neil McGee and Shaun Patton of Donegal. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Donegal 1-14 Having drawn three of their previous four matches at Croke Park, Dublin just about got over the line in Croke Park on Saturd(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford after he was  sent off against Tyrone. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There is a certain breed of Kerryman who can politely divert controversy by answering a question with a question, and Peter Keane is chief among them.(...)

Galway’s Seán Kelly celebrates his goal during the Allianz Football League Division 1 game against Donegal at  O’Donnell Park in  Letterkenny. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Donegal 2-7 Galway 2-8 Storm Ciara passed but Galway stormed back from the brink to overturn a seven-point deficit for a valuable away win over Doneg(...)

Donegal’s Conor O’Donnell and Caolan Ward close in on Mayo’s James Durcan. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Donegal 0-19 Mayo 2-13 Declan Bonner seethed as Donegal were denied at the deaths by Mayo. It was honours even, but Patrick Durcan’s goal, in the de(...)

Players and supporters celebrate after Kilcoo’s victory over Naomh Conaill in the AIB Ulster Club SFC Final at  Healy Park in  Omagh. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Kilcoo (Down) 2-11 Naomh Conaill (Donegal) 2-9 When it’s your time, the universe has a habit of doing the right thing by you. The last touch of the l(...)

Naomh Conaill’s Ethan O’Donnell celebrates with team-mates after the victory over Clontibret in the AIB  Ulster SFC semi-final at  Healy Park in  Omagh. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Naomh Conaill (Donegal) 0-12 Clontibret O’Neill’s (Monaghan) 0-9 Clontibret manager John McEntee admitted his side came off second best in the physi(...)

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