Donegal looking to return to winning ways


By Michael McMullan DONEGAL will be hoping to get back to winning ways this weekend as their promotion trail continues. Blaine Hughes saving Oisín Gallen’s penalty prevented Donegal leaving Armagh with both points last weekend. For Jim McGuinness and his side, they welcome Louth to Ballyshannon on Sunday. Advertisement The Wee County have proved a tough […]


Gilmore aiming high with Setanta and Donegal


By Shaun Casey PRACTICE makes perfect and for Gerard Gilmore, working on his frees was a huge help for Setanta last season when they became the first ever team from Donegal to claim the Ulster Intermediate Hurling title. With former Armagh attacker Declan Coulter sidelined through injury, player/managers Kevin Campbell and Niall Cleary asked Gilmore […]


Clarke enjoying LIFE being ‘exiled’


By Ryan Ferry IT was in and around 11.30pm two Sundays Ago when Daniel Clarke returned to his base at Finchley in North London. There was no bank holiday in the UK on Monday so unlike most GAA stars, it was straight off to bed to gear up for work the next day. The Newtowncunningham […]


McGuinness expecting a battle


By Ryan Ferry and Mark McGoldrick DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness says his team will square off against a ‘very well organised’ Fermanagh side in O’Donnell Park this Saturday. The Erne county were tipped in many quarters to be relegated back to the third tier. However, they have made a very strong start so far drawing […]


Abbey VS ready for historic occasion in MacLarnon final


By Niall Gartland SUNDAY is an historic occasion for the ground-breaking boys from Abbey Vocational School as they venture into their first ever MacLarnon Cup final. This is the ‘B’ competition at Ulster Schools level and the Donegal Town school are set to take on Belfast-based Our Lady’s and St Patrick’s College Knock for the […]


Defender Cassidy looks for continued Derry momentum


By Michael McMullan MOMENTUM is the key theme for Derry hurlers as they face into Saturday’s trip to Letterkenny. Johnny McGarvey’s side, relegated from Division 2A last season, were winners over Tyrone on Sunday and defender Sean Cassidy echoes his manager’s preseason mantra. “Like any game this year, the big Johnny wants us to do […]


Donegal set their sights on derby clash


By Michael McMullan SOMETHING has to give on Saturday in Letterkenny as Donegal lock horns with neighbours Derry (O’Donnell Park, 2.30pm). Mickey McCann’s men were comfortable winners over Wicklow in their opening game having already won the Conor McGurk in pre-season. McCann will be hoping the injuries that forced new skipper Conor Gartland and Josh […]


Donegal on the road for Ulster clash


By Michael McMullan DONEGAL put down a marker in the Division Two promotion race with victory over Cork. Jim McGuinness will take his side to Kingspan Breffni on Sunday for an all-Ulster clash with Cavan which should draw a sizeable following The Breffni blues also got off to a winning start under new manager Raymond […]