Paddy Mcgrath

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Donegal's Michael Murphy blocks a goal attempt from Shane McGuigan of Derry. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The pilgrims came in search of the All-Ireland football championship and located it in Donegal. Shades of the 1990s on a dull July Sunday.After a se(...)

Donegal have been the poster boys for flattering to deceive, but topped their group in the league without talisman Michael Murphy. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Nothing became Division One North of the football league like the ending of it. Stop the clock at various stages of injury-time and you could have sen(...)

Tempers flare during the 2016 All-Ireland final replay between Dublin and Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It struck me during the week that although there are three provincial finals being played this weekend, many conversations involving the All-Ireland c(...)

Executed: Thomas Harte and Patrick McGrath.

Eighty years ago this week, a barely remembered event in the history of law and order within the Irish state occurred, yet the significance of it cann(...)

 Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Chris Barrett celebrate after the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 1-14 Donegal 1-10 Welcome to the bear-pit. If the dream is over, then nobody told Mayo. Not even the summer rain could prevent the Mayo faithfu(...)

Diarmuid O’Connor is back in contention for Mayo as they take on Donegal in Saturday’s crucial Super 8s clash in Castlebar. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

SATURDAY Mayo v Donegal, MacHale Park, Castlebar, 6.0 (live on Sky Sport Arena) On the one hand there is no available data to support the idea that (...)

Donegal’s Jamei Brennan  and Kerry’s Mark Griffin take a tumble during yesterday’s quarter-final phase two clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It would be hard to imagine a much cagier gathering than the post-match media conferences two-thirds of the way through the Super 8s schedule. Except (...)

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 Harry Loughran scores his side’s first goal despite Donegal goalkeeper Shaun Patton best efforts at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The scene in Ballybofey was amazing, a beautiful day with sunshine picking out the colours of the respective counties’ green-and-gold and red-and-whit(...)

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