McGuinness factor has given county a lift says Donegal U-20 boss

By Niall Gartland NEW Donegal u-20 manager Shaun Paul Barrett hopes the Jim McGuinness factor will trickle down to his own team as they gear up for the start of their Ulster Championship campaign. 2023 was beset with difficulties, particularly behind the scenes in relation to underage structures and the departure of Karl Lacey as […]

Ulster minor league continues with wins for Derry, Down and Donegal

THERE were midweek wins for Derry, Down and reigning champions Donegal in the Ulster Minor League. Four points from Conor McCahill helped Donegal to victory over Fermanagh (2-9 to 0-5) in Barry’ Ward’s first game in charge. Goal from Sean O’Carroll and substitute Alex Cunnea ensured the home side clinched victory. Derry came from behind to […]

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 […]