Shortened season is a challenge – Gallen

BY DÁIRE BONNAR DONEGAL star Oisin Gallen believes the shortened season makes it physically challenging to stay at 100 per cent week-on-week. With the split season now, the Ulster Championship typically starts a month earlier and is usually wrapped up before it would have even started previously. It puts an extra strain on players with games […]

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 […]

Donegal aim to continue winning streak

By Shaun Casey THE return of Jim McGuinness was hailed as a sliding doors moment in Donegal GAA before a ball was even kicked and while it’s perhaps still too early in the season to be making any bold predictions, he certainly has them moving in the right direction. Donegal looked like lost souls for […]

GLIST: McKenna Cup top scorers

Shaun Casey looks at the players who had their eye in during January’s pre-season. Shane McGuigan 0-21 When it comes to the big day, that’s when Shane McGuigan grows rather than shrinks. It may only have been the McKenna Cup semi-final and final, but the Sleacht Néill man stepped up to guide the Oak Leaf […]

Gildea backs McGuinness to give Donegal a bounce

By Michael McMullan FORMER Donegal midfielder John Gildea has backed his former Naomh Conaill teammate Jim McGuiness to again work his magic as the county’s senior boss. Gildea also hopes that ace forward Oisín Gallen can carry his club form into the county scene and be a focal point of the attack. McGuinness, an All-Ireland […]

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 […]

Ulster players make up over a third of All-Star nominations

By Michael McMullan ULSTER champions Derry have seven players nominated for football All-Stars including player of the year nominee Brendan Rogers. In all, 13 counties are represented in the list of 45 nominees with Dublin leading the pack with 10 of their All-Ireland winning team nominated. It was a summer that saw Derry push reigning […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: It’s heating up in Donegal

I touched a few weeks back on the different club championship models each county has and what may be the best. You just had to look at the drama in last weekend’s Tyrone Senior Football Championship to get a feeling of the excitement that surrounds that particular championship. Yes, a once off knockout game may […]

A seismic clash in Ballybofey

ALL-IRELAND SFC PRELIMINARY QUARTER-FINAL Donegal v Tyrone Saturday, Ballybofey, 7pm (LIVE ON GAA GO) By Niall Gartland Advertisement TYRONE versus Donegal at Ballybofey – it’s a familiar story, perhaps a little too familiar if you were hoping for something novel, something a little bit different to emerge from Monday morning’s Preliminary Quarter-Final draw. It’s the […]

GAA football championship Team of the Week

THERE are seven Ulster players on the latest GAA SFC Team of the Week. Receive quality journalism wherever you are, on any device. Keep up to date from the comfort of your own home with a digital subscription. Any time | Any place | Anywhere Subscribe to current edition today and get access to our […]