McGuinness’ men can overcome Tribe test

By Shaun Casey WHEN Jim McGuinness made his long-awaited return to the Donegal hotseat ahead of the 2024 season, Tir Chonaill fans began to dream. Could he repeat the heroics of 2011 and take a team that was lost in the abyss and create an All-Ireland contender out of them? Outsiders may have had their […]

Joe Brolly: Synchronised goalies

After Galway had beaten Sligo in this year’s Connacht semi-final with a last-minute goal, Padraic Joyce was asked why his team had been so listless. He said, “It’s very hard to motivate these players to play on a Saturday evening.” The good news for Padraic is that Galway don’t have to play Donegal in Croke Park […]

Donegal diehards Mark and Alison enjoying the journey

BY RYAN FERRY MARK and Alison Ferry are die-hard Donegal supporters who have loved every minute of following the county footballers throughout Ireland this year. The couple come from Newtowncunningham and are season ticket holders. Donegal matches dominate their weekend schedule and their thoughts in the lead-up to the game. Advertisement The return of Jim […]

STEVEN POACHER: Donegal’s tactical evolution

SO we are down to the final four of the All-Ireland Championship and not too many would have predicted that Louth would have stayed in the championship longer than Dublin (albeit one day) although it’s disappointing for Leinster to have no representation in the last four. Ulster have two sides involved, Munster one and Connacht […]

JOE BROLLY: Send in a SWAT team and the end of the empire

CIARAN Foran, Dave’s brother from the great Dublin team of the ‘90s, taxied me to Croke Park on Saturday. “Where is your wife from?” he said. “Mayo,” I replied. “I was the first man that ever wore white shoes in Mayo,” he said. “I wore white loafers with a tassle on them at a dance […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Quarter-final borefests

AND then there were four. Last weekend’s games went pretty much as we thought they would apart from the one massive upset which we will get into later. A lot of people have been critical of the Armagh performance, but to me, they did exactly what they had to do in order to get over […]

‘It’s going to be an enjoyable two weeks’ – Mogan

BY RYAN FERRY IT’S a measure of Peadar Mogan’s maturity that he was able to stay grounded after Donegal’s quarter-final win over Louth on Sunday. Mogan delivered one of his best ever displays in the green and gold jersey. The St Naul’s man was simply awesome as he repeatedly charged up the field. Advertisement It […]