Declan Bonner

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The renovation of Walsh Park, which was due to commence after this year’s Munster championship, has been delayed. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Blessing in disguise Disappointment was the prevalent feeling at last week’s Waterford county board meeting after delegates were told that the renova(...)

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(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy lifts the Anglo Celtic Cup after their Ulster SFC Final victory over Cavan at  St Tiernach’s Park in  Clones. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Donegal 1-24 Cavan 2-16 In the 57th minute of this game, Jamie Brennan took hold of a ball that Michael Murphy had punted forward towards Patrick McB(...)

Tyrone’s Matthew Donnelly is tackled by Donegal’s Hugh McFadden during their Ulster SFC clash. Photo: Evan Logan/Inpho

Having been at all of the Ulster championship matches to date, Armagh All-Ireland winner and broadcast pundit Oisín McConville is enthusiastically awa(...)

Tyrone’s Mattie Donnelly and Donegal’s Hugh McFadden in action during the Ulster semi-final at Kingspan Breffni Park.  Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

There had already been an unusually warm ripple of approbation for this year’s Ulster championship even before last weekend but this was always in the(...)

Tiernan McCann, right,  appears to make contact with  Donegal’s Stephen McMenamin’s mouth guard in  a controversial incident  during the Ulster championship clash at Kingspan Breffni Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

DONEGAL 1-16 TYRONE 0-15 BY seven o’clock on Saturday evening, as the traffic peeled out of Cavan town for the borderlands, the general consensus wa(...)

Donegal’s Jamie Brennan celebrates scoring a goal during the Ulster SFC semi-final against  Tyrone at Kingspan Breffni Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Donegal 1-16 Tyrone 0-15 The pendulum swings again. Declan Bonner’s young team took a huge stride forward with a strong and sometimes brilliant Satur(...)

Donegal manager Declan Bonner with Tyrone manager Mickey Harte - can we expect both or either to be attack minded on Saturday afternoon? Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In 1989, the actor Daniel Day-Lewis played Hamlet in the National Theatre and left the stage during a performance reportedly disturbed after seeing hi(...)

Kevin McLaughlin misses the late free to draw the game against Roscommon. But I’d be surprised if Mayo weren’t still standing after Donegal and Roscommon have fallen away.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was a good weekend for the teams at the level just below the top of the football championship. I’d say it’s fairly clear at this stage that Dublin(...)

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