Declan Bonner

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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(...)

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 Leo McLoone has retired from inter-county football. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leo McLoone has become the latest of Donegal’s 2012 All-Ireland winners to retire from inter-county football. McLoone played over 100 times for 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(...)

Declan Bonner: his Donegal team are unable to fulfil a McKenna Cup fixture on Sunday. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Here we are, in the dark depths of early January and great is the wailing of unhappiness emanating from the world of the GAA. Brexit will, in time, c(...)

Mattie Kenny:  “There’s no point getting concerned or upset about it, that’s the way it is and these are pre-season games and you’ve just got to take them for that.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A fortnight out from a trip to Kilkenny in the Allianz Hurling League, you’d imagine Dublin manager Mattie Kenny would view a Walsh Cup semi-final aga(...)

Kevin McStay with Jim Gavin: The former Dublin manager joins a cast of totemic figures who fundamentally altered the fortunes of their county. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was no surprise, really, that when Jim Gavin did bow out, he slipped away unobtrusively, in the dead of winter, some two months after the five-in-a(...)

  Mayo manager James Horan celebrates at the final  whistle following the victory over Donegal at McHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Minutes after the final whistle, the Mayo clans began to make the usual plans for an August visit to Dublin. Lodgings to secure, vintage Padden and Mc(...)

James Horan:  will be in a position to field a selection closer to full strength than at any stage since losing the Connacht semi-final when Mayo host Donegal in Castlebar. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

This weekend will clear the decks for the All-Ireland semi-finals. Two matches left to win Sam Maguire. That may well train attention on Dublin’s bid (...)

Stephen Rochford: his presence on Donegal sideline could serve to inspire Mayo in what promises  to be some battle.  Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

If you want to know letting bygones be bygones, you only need to hear one story from the weekend. Mick O’Dwyer was supposed to be going to Croke Park(...)

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