The heart of Donegal’s hurling future

By Michael McMullan DONEGAL’S minor hurlers have been tipping along nicely this season and they’ll be hoping to get back on the horse. Defeat to Mayo in the Celtic Challenge on Saturday was a first blemish this season. A trip to Westmeath offers the opportunity to bite into the winning feast again. It’s been a […]

Feature: Provincial past masters

GL placement student Oisín Duddy looks back on how Ulster teams have fared in the All-Ireland SFC club series… 2013:  Ballinderry Shamrocks THIS was Ballinderry’s first Ulster title since 2001 thanks to their win against Glenswilly (Donegal) on a scoreline of 1-13 to 2-6. They later played the London champions Kingdom Kerry Gaels in the All-Ireland […]

Gaoth Dobhair eye title number eight

By Michael McMullan GAOTH Dobhair u-21s have a chance to back up last season’s championship success when they face Glenswilly in Saturday’s decider (O’Donnell Park, 2.30pm). Cathal Mac Giolla Easpaig’s late free was enough to see off Termon, after extra time, as Gaoth Dobhair landed their seventh u-21 title back in January. It’s Glenswilly’s first […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Long live the club

IT wasn’t to be for our young guns in Gaoth Dobhair as they went down to a well-oiled Glenties machine in last Sunday’s Donegal county final. Going into the game, we knew Naomh Conaill were hot favourites but we thought we might be able to make a contest out of it. Although Sunday’s result was […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Naomh Conaill should express themselves

THE county final takes place in Donegal this coming Sunday, and with my own club Gaoth Dobhair in the decider I’ve decided to take a slightly different approach to this week’s column. Obviously, I’m dying for my own club to win the title, so, therefore, I want to look at this week’s county final as […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Then there were two

AFTER all of the huffing and puffing and less meaningful games, we are now down to the final two here in the Donegal Championship next weekend when Gaoth Dobhair and Naomh Conaill will lock horns to see who are crownded the champions of Donegal. As I expected, Gaoth Dobhair made light work of MacCumhaill’s last […]

Regan: Naomh Conaill were far from our best

By Ryan Ferry NAOMH Conaill manager Martin Regan didn’t feel that his team were at their best on Sunday but they still picked up a huge Donegal semi-final win over St Eunan’s. It was a massive tie between what is regarded as the top two sides in the county but Regan’s men were good value […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Walking the walk

HERE it is. We are now in squeaky bum time in the Donegal Senior Championship with the semi-final pairings decided last weekend. The standout clash is a repeat of last year‘s final between hot favourites St Eunan’s and also hotly fancied Naomh Conaill. Before a championship ball was kicked, both of these names would have […]

Mac Niallais praises depth of Gaoth Dobhair squad

By Michael McMullan GAOTH Dobhair manager Rónán Mac Niallais feels the format of the Donegal Senior Football championship has received some unfair criticism. Mac Niallais, in his first year as manager, was speaking ahead of their rematch with Dungloe in the preliminary quarter-final after narrowly beating their rivals in the final round robin game. In a […]