Clarke hoping home comforts will count against Donegal

THERE’S a feel-good factor around the Mourne County in the build up to their Ulster Championship opener this weekend. Conor Laverty’s Down host Donegal on Sunday afternoon, a side they haven’t beaten in the championship since 2010. Donegal have dominated the recent history between the two teams, winning the last four meetings, including the opening […]

Biggest football championship upsets of the last 20 years

Shaun Casey takes a look at some of the biggest championship upsets of the last two decades 2023 Connacht SFC quarter-final: New York 0-15 (2) Leitrim 0-15 (0) Advertisement It’s been a long time coming, but New York finally got their first win in the Connacht Championship with a penalty shootout victory over Leitrim. The sides […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: It’s time to park it and move on

BY the time news broke last week of Paddy Carr’s departure, my article was on its way to publication, so therefore I didn’t get the proper opportunity to dig deep into things. News has filtered through since that three senior players met with Paddy Carr to inform him that the squad no longer had faith […]

Sunday may come too soon for Donegal’s returnees

By Michael McMullan DONEGAL’S visit to Clones for Sunday’s showdown (1.45pm) with Ulster rivals may come too soon for some of their experienced heads in the panel. Eoghan Bán Gallagher, appointed as joint vice-captain by new manager Paddy Carr, has yet to feature this season but is back in training. Ciaran Thompson was replaced injured […]

Mogan return a boost for Carr

By Michael McMullan THE return of Peadar Mogan will be a huge boost to Donegal under new manager Paddy Carr. Donegal travel to O’Neill’s Healy Park (Sunday 2pm) this weekend hoping to back up their opening day win over NFL and All-Ireland champions Kerry. Speaking to the Donegal GAA Podcast after the game, Carr confirmed […]

Division One status key for Donegal says Devenney

By Shaun Casey LIFE after Michael Murphy got off to a brilliant start for Donegal last Sunday, with Paddy McBrearty’s late score landing a huge one-point win over All-Ireland champions Kerry. Former Donegal forward Brendan Devenney believes that the main goal for the Tir Chonaill men is to retain their place in the top tier […]

Bonus territory for Letterkenny Gaels

By Michael McMullan WHEN Brian Diver grabbed the insurance point to sink Carndonagh it sparked a week of celebrations as Letterkenny Gaels won a first county title. Donegal’s newest club travel to Crossmaglen this weekend hoping bonus territory can morph into another championship win. The Gaels, found in 1996, lost last year’s final at the […]