Rory Kavanagh

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“If they don’t win, I feel their legacy should be that they had simply nothing left to give and it wasn’t quite enough. And there is no shame in that.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Like many people around the world, I watched the closing act of Usain Bolt’s career with that peculiar feeling you have when any great athlete or team(...)

 Donegal’s Ciarán Thompson in action against Kerry in the Allianz League Division One match at O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny. Thompson  has caught the eye in the opening rounds. Photograph: Inpho

Two and a half years on, the 2014 All-Ireland semi-final between Dublin and Donegal stands as a significant crossing point. Defeat that day arguably t(...)

Donegal’s All Star centrefielder Neil Gallagher has announced his retirement from inter-county football due to injury. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Most of the focus of this week’s GAA congress will fall on the proposals for football championship reform, devised by director-general Páraic Duffy an(...)

Neil Gallagher has announced his retirement from intercounty action with Donegal. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal’s twice decorated All Star centrefielder, Neil Gallagher, has become the latest member of the county’s 2012 All-Ireland winning team to retire(...)

Donegal’s Christy Toye won three Ulster titles, a National League and an All-Ireland during his time with the county. Photo: Inpho

The very last person who wants to talk about Christy Toye is Christy Toye. The recent news that the Donegal senior GAA footballer was to pack away his(...)

 Donegal’s Eamon McGee has retired from inter-county football. Photograph:   Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal corner back Eamon McGee has followed Colm McFadden into retirement after Saturday’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Dublin. “Two things I(...)

James McCarthy has been declared fit to play against Donegal in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Donegal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One should be forgiven for presuming the natural place to direct a conversation with Jim Gavin about Donegal would be 2014. That seismic All-Ireland s(...)

It is a pattern of the GAA summer that for weeks the games seem to meander along at a leisurely pace and the next thing we know we are canoeing throu(...)

Michael Murphy scored five points in Donegal’s 0-17 to 2-10 Ulster SFC semi-final replay victory over Monaghan at Breffini Park on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho.

Every so often, the championship creates an extraordinary rivalry, meaning that teams can bring a decade’s worth of emotion and envy and celebration a(...)

Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty gets his shot away as the Monaghan defence close on him during the Ulster SFC semi-final replay at Breffni Park. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye/

Donegal 0-17 Monaghan 2-10 Donegal’s appetite for conquering ever more worlds in Ulster won’t be sated for a while yet. For the sixth year in a row(...)

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