Mac Ceallabhuí hoping Naomh Conaill rise to new challenge

By Michael McMullan WHEN you’ve been in seven of the last eight county finals, you must be doing something right and Donegal champions Naomh Conaill take that level of consistency into Sunday’s clash with Antrim giants Cargin. After losing last year’s final by 10 points to St Eunan’s, Martin Regan’s charges are top dogs again […]

Mac Ceallbhuí praises Naomh Conaill spirit

By Frank Craig JEAIC Mac Ceallbhuí says the manner in which Naomh Conaill saw out the closing moments of the county final in MacCumhaill Park on Saturday perfectly summed up their efforts as a team. With 14-man St Eunan’s in desperate need of an equaliser, they continuously found their avenue towards that so-called scoring zone […]

Refixed Donegal finals set to go ahead

DONEGAL SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL NAOMH CONAILL V ST EUNAN’S Saturday, MacCumhaill Park, 2.15pm FOOTBALL fell a very poor second in Donegal last weekend and the County Board did the right thing by calling off the games following the tragedy in Creeslough. The games are back on this weekend, with the champions taking on a Naomh […]

Blue eyed boy – Naomh Conaill’s Oisín Bonner

By Michael McMullan MONDAY, September 24, 2012 was the start of two journeys in Crumlin’s Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children. As All-Ireland Sunday stepped into a new week, Donegal’s heroes were taking Sam back to the hills. For seven-week old Oisín Bonner, his journey was different. He needed a helping hand early in life. […]

Kilcar boss: We have to trust instincts

By Shaun Casey ALL the hard work has been done and it’s about the enjoyment of huge championship clashes says Kilcar boss Conor Cunningham. His side face reigning Donegal champions St Eunan’s this weekend with a spot in the final the prize for the victors. It’s a postponed clash after last weekend’s match was rescheduled […]

Gaoth Dobhair ready for “free shot”

By Shaun Casey GAOTH DOBHAIR are 60 minutes away from featuring in their first Donegal Senior Championship final since 2019, and boss Trevor Alcorn admits of the four semi-finalists competing for a final berth this weekend, his side is ranked at the bottom. “For Gaoth Dobhair, we’re probably the underdogs. We’re named fourth out of them […]

Killybegs embrace underdogs’ tag

KILLYBEGS are embracing the underdogs’ tag as they head into the Donegal Senior Football Championship quarter-final against near neighbours Kilcar. Manager Antoine O’Hara believes that Kilcar are “one of the top two or three teams in Donegal, if not in Ulster” but hopes that his youthful side will have enough to match them on Saturday afternoon. […]

Last four places up for grabs in Donegal SFC

DONEGAL SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALS KILCAR V KILLYBEGS Saturday, Tir Conaill Park, 12 noon With the league title already in the bag, 2017 champions Kilcar will bring belief to the championship. Mark Sweeney and Stephen McBrearty kicked 0-4 apiece in their last outing, but Paddy McBrearty will return this weekend. Advertisement Verdict: Kilcar   AODH […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: The ‘big four’ to prevail in Donegal

AFTER all of the shadowboxing over the last number of weeks, the real action gets underway here in Donegal this weekend as knockout championship rolls into town. I feel strongly that a new structure must be looked at going forward, but it is what it is at this stage, so hopefully we will get some […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Change of structure needed for Donegal Championship

NOW that the formalities are played out, the Donegal Senior Football Championship hits fever pitch next weekend as the quarter-final pairings were confirmed. Before I move on the possibilities of next weekend, I must touch on the overall structure of the club championship here at home because I think it’s in need of a major shakeup. We […]