Michael Murphy

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Donegal superfan John Murphy from Donegal Town. Photograph:  Joe Dunne

The ticket arrived by post on a sparkling Wednesday in Donegal Town. Courtesy of the county board. John Murphy was beginning to get worried. He has at(...)

Ryan McHugh celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in front of Donegal fans. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish people are a reliably sanctimonious lot when it comes to the GAA. Rarely more so, in fact. We go on as if no other sport is community-based, as (...)

Irish security sources said a vote on Irish unification would be an ideal target for Russian intelligence’s attempts to sow discord. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A potential Irish Border poll could be exploited by Russian intelligence in the same way it targeted the 2016 US presidential election and, allegedly(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed:  €1,653 has been lost on  flights for him and his private secretary to Chicago. Photograph: Tom Honan

Some Government departments and local authorities spent thousands of euro on St Patrick’s Day travel arrangements that they were forced to cancel due (...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy in action against Monaghan’s Niall Kearns during the Allianz Football League Division 1 game in Ballyshannon on March 1st. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

By the end of this one Michael Murphy seems ready to burst from the screen and straight out onto the field. Club or county, back door or knock-out, cr(...)

Accounts just published for the company show returns on its investments topped €2.24 billion last year, against a €636 million loss in 2018.

Profits at life and pensions business New Ireland Assurance surged almost threefold to €74 million last year, but the company warns that Covid-19 wil(...)

Since Covid-19 school closures, we fully realise what levels of patience, persistence and personal attention goes into the role of educator. Photograph: iStock

Homeschooling has given us all a new appreciation of teachers – with both parents and pupils missing the múinteoirs. Since Covid-19 school closures, (...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy turns 31 in August and says he’s keen to play as much as he can. Photo: Evan Logan/Inpho

Hope and reason may not yet entirely rhyme but Michael Murphy is holding onto both when it comes to the prospect of playing some championship football(...)

Donegal’s manager Declan Bonner celebrates after the Ulster Final victory over Cavan in Clones last summer. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Like everyone else in these troubled times, football and hurling panels are scanning the horizon for some hope of a return to normality in the middle (...)

Kevin Cassidy celebrates scoring the winning point for Donegal against Kildare in the 2011 All-Ireland quarter-finals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s not always the earth-shattering moments or the big stuff that stays lit in your mind. One of the inevitable thrills of watching sport is that eve(...)

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