Eoin Donnelly

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 David Clifford  squeezes the ball past the Monaghan defence and goalkeeper Rory Beggan in Clones. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The football final appears in front of us like a grubby-faced child that nobody has the heart to go at with a wipe. A foregone conclusion at the end o(...)

Colin Walshe: 'We are not depending on a different result. It’s in our hands, if we win in Galway we are in an All-Ireland semi-final.' Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The draw smarted like a defeat, a numbness that enveloped the Monaghan players as they trudged from the pitch at Clones replaced by a feeling of frus(...)

Kildare’s Neil Flynn celebrates scoring a goal against Fermanagh in the All-Ireland qualifier round 4 victory at  Páirc Tailteann. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kildare 3-20 Fermanagh 0-18 Derry, Longford, Mayo and now Fermanagh have all discovered in recent weeks that Kildare football is in rude health, the(...)

Neil Flynn of Kildare celebrates scoring a goal in Navan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kildare 3-20 Fermanagh 0-18 Kildare won as they pleased at Navan to secure a place in the Super 8 phase of the All Ireland Football Championship. The(...)

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh celebrates scoring a goal with Patrick McBrearty during the Ulster SFC Final against Fermanagh at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 2-18 Fermanagh 0-12 Before it ended Rory Gallagher was already walking down the sideline to shake hands with Declan Bonner, the Fermanagh man(...)

From left, Aoife and Sean Maguire, Niamh Maguire, Erin Keaney, Patrick Keaney, Gaby Maguire and Dana Keaney are all ready to cheer on Fermanagh at Clones on Sunday. Photograph:  Ronan McGrade

“Is there some big match on?” These were the remarks of one unionist in Co Fermanagh this week as he surveys the green and white bunting strewn across(...)

 Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher talks to his players during the Ulster semi-final against Monaghan at Healy Park,  Omagh, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Fermanagh’s brilliant day in Ulster got to the heart of a debate that is currently raging through Gaelic football: how the game should be played. It’(...)

Eoin Donnelly rises high to flick home Fermanagh’s winning goal against Monaghan in the Ulster SFC semi-final at Healy Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Fermanagh 1-8 Monaghan 0-10 This was just about the most Ulster football game that was ever Ulster footballed. Two defences not so much packed as(...)

Fermanagh’s Paul McCusker and Armagh’s Connaire Mackin tussle during the Ulster football senior championship quarter-final at Brewster Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-7 It was the evening that Fermanagh showed they had grown weary of supping sorrow from the rusty spoon of defeat to Armagh. (...)

Armagh’s Gregory McCabe in action against Séamus Quigley of Fermanagh during the Ulster SFC quarter-final at Brewster Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-7 Armagh midfielder Niall Grimley saw red at Brewster Park as power-packed Fermanagh blew Armagh away in a 10- minute period(...)

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