Shaun Patton

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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(...)

Donegal’s Peadar Mogan scores a goal despite the efforts of Armagh’s Ryan Kennedy of Armagh in the Ulster semi-final at Kingspan Breffni Park. Photograph: Inpho

Donegal 1-22 Armagh 0-13 When Donegal were preparing for this one, Declan Bonner could feel an “edge”. The Donegal manager wouldn’t entertain the sug(...)

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell at the AFL Division 1 game between Dublin and Kerry  in Croke Park on January 25th. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Most people are expecting Dublin to comfortably deal with Westmeath on Saturday, and for neutrals it may not be the most exciting prospect. But I’ve b(...)

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh closely monitored by Tyrone’s Michael O’Neill and Conor Meyler in Ballybofey. On a day when big men featured prominently, in contrast the usually influential  McHugh had one of his quietest outings in a Donegal shirt. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The terms and conditions for a winter championship were there for all to see last weekend. I was watching Tyrone and Donegal play in Ballybofey and th(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford gets his shot away despite the efforts of  Donegal’s Brendan McCole during the league clash at Austin Stack Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kerry 2-18 Donegal 0-10 If and when they have to deal with them, Dublin are going to find Kerry significantly more of a handful than they did in 201(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy and Monaghan’s Niall Kearns in action. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Donegal 2-12 Monaghan 0-8 The remnants of Storm Jorge swirled around Ballyshannon as Donegal toppled Monaghan on Sunday afternoon. In between the she(...)

 Michael Murphy produced another man-of-the-match display in Donegal’s one-point defeat to Dublin at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Dublin

Michael Murphy didn’t need another five-star display in Saturday night’s league match against Dublin to maintain his reputation of 15 years but it fur(...)

Dublin’s Paul Mannion scores a goal despite the efforts of Neil McGee and Shaun Patton of Donegal. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Donegal 1-14 Having drawn three of their previous four matches at Croke Park, Dublin just about got over the line in Croke Park on Saturd(...)

Galway’s Seán Kelly celebrates his goal during the Allianz Football League Division 1 game against Donegal at  O’Donnell Park in  Letterkenny. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Donegal 2-7 Galway 2-8 Storm Ciara passed but Galway stormed back from the brink to overturn a seven-point deficit for a valuable away win over Doneg(...)

Stephen Cluxton makes a crucial save to deny Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien a goal during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke Park.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Six-time All-Ireland winning football captain Stephen Cluxton is now in line to receive the one award that has so far eluded him throughout his long a(...)

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