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 […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: To be or not to be an intercounty footballer

THIS week I would like to look at the laws of attraction in terms of being an inter-county footballer nowadays. Maybe it’s just me, but over the last few years I’ve seen more and more young lads opt away from the inter-county scene to pursue for the want of a better word – a normal […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Soul-searching time in Gaoth Dobhair

IT’S club time all across the lands and we got through round two of the senior football championship here last weekend in Donegal. I suppose the best place to start is with a disappointing result for ourselves in Gaoth Dobhair against Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon. Now, don’t get me wrong, when going through my picks at […]

Academy chaos “no impact” on Donegal u-20s

By Shaun Casey DONEGAL u-20 coach Eamon McGee insists the recent chaos with the Donegal Academy, which saw Karl Lacey resign from his post as the Head of the Academy along with a host of coaches, has had no impact on the u-20 squad. Donegal begin their u-20 Ulster campaign next Wednesday evening as they […]

Ulster chieftains

2019/2021: Mickey Moran (Kilcoo) MICKEY Moran practically had to be dragged up the steps of the Hogan Stand following Kilcoo’s All-Ireland success earlier in the year, but there’s no doubt the soft-spoken Derry man has played an incredible role in their success. Kilcoo had been knocking on the doors for years, but they finally got […]