Colm Mcfadden

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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(...)

‘The player of the year would have to be Brian Fenton.’ Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

The summer is done and we’ll all go away off now and get the heads down for the winter. People give out about the championship all the time but I must(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan celebrates after his side’s first goal as Kevin McLoughlin and goalkeeper David Clarke of Mayo look on dejected. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A few American newspapers and websites fell upon a similar wheeze last weekend when they took to straight-out listing the lies Donald Trump had told o(...)

 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(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin was unhappy with Diarmuid Connolly’s dismissal for two yellow cards against Donegal at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jim Gavin was as close to ire as his public persona would allow. Flashes of red irked him. Of course, these “top class officials” were complimented b(...)

James McCarthy has been declared fit to play against Donegal in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Donegal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One should be forgiven for presuming the natural place to direct a conversation with Jim Gavin about Donegal would be 2014. That seismic All-Ireland s(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan celebrates finding the net against Westmeath in the Leinster final. His three points in the second half showed how well he knows every blade of grass in Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mid-term in this GAA summer, so what have we learned now all the provincial spoils have been handed out? The pecking order, as I see it, remains: Dubl(...)

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