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(...)

 Anthony Thompson’s Naomh Conaill side take on Clontibret in the Ulster Club SFC semi-final on Saturday night. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

SATURDAY LEINSTER CLUB SHC SEMI-FINAL Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) v St Martin’s (Wexford), Nowlan Park, 1.30pm The assumed clash of the last year (...)

 Crossmaglen’s Rian O’Neill celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Armagh SFC final: Crossmaglen Rangers 2-18 Ballymacnab 2-9 A dramatic second-half turnaround during which they produced an electrifying scoring burst(...)

Galway’s Desmond Conneely tries to break clear of Donegal’s  Mark Curran during the  All-Ireland MFC semi-final at Croke Park.    Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Galway 2-12 Donegal 1-11 Galway’s lethal inside duo of Robert Finnerty and Desmond Conneely combined to send the young Tribesmen through to a first A(...)

Donegal players celebrate their Ulster minor title win after beating Derry in the final in Clones. Photograph: Inpho

Donegal 2-10 Derry 1-11 Nathan Boyle and JD Boyle grabbed the goals that sealed a sixth Ulster MFC title for Donegal in Clones on Sunday. The Tir(...)

Donegal’s Stephen McBrearty in the All-Ireland minor final in 2014 against Kerry. The assimilation of younger players like McBrearty into the Donegal senior team has caught the eye. Photograph: INPHO

Mayo have acted as a curious touchstone for the more senior players with Donegal. When they beat the Connacht champions in the All-Ireland final in 20(...)

Naomh Conaill’s Brendan McDyer gets his shot away despite the effort of Caolan Ward of St Eunan’s Photo: Donna McBride/Inpho

Naomh Conaill 0-11 St Eunan’s 0-10 A magnificent second half display from Naomh Conaill of Glenties, who played the last 20 minutes with 14 men, saw (...)

The grounded Leo McLoone of Naomh Conaill is crowded by St Eunan’s players during the 2012 Donegal football final in Ballybofey. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho.

Football seasons can play tricks with time. When Naomh Conaill won their first Donegal senior title in 2005, Martin Regan had just returned from a (...)