MATCH PREVIEW: Donegal face into tough trip to take on Clare

All-Ireland SFC Round 1 Clare v Donegal Sunday, Ennis, 2pm By Michael McMullan DONEGAL’S season won’t be defined by Saturday, but their trip to Cusack Park presents danger and opportunity in equal measure. A win would come disguised as a springboard of sorts in a county desperately searching for any shoot of light. Advertisement It’s […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Donegal are a wounded animal

THE Ulster championship continued to deliver last weekend with a pulsating encounter between old rivals Monaghan and Tyrone. The game was an absolute cracker that had everything you want from the game of football. This was a massive one for Vinny Corey and his players. When you consider their league campaign and the amount of […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: It’s time to park it and move on

BY the time news broke last week of Paddy Carr’s departure, my article was on its way to publication, so therefore I didn’t get the proper opportunity to dig deep into things. News has filtered through since that three senior players met with Paddy Carr to inform him that the squad no longer had faith […]

O’Rourke and Bradley to remain at Donegal helm

AIDAN O’Rourke will continue as Donegal interim manager, assisted by Paddy Bradley,  for the rest of the season Donegal GAA have confirmed. The duo – who won Sigerson Cup medals together with UUJ in 2001 – were part of outgoing manager Paddy Carr’s management team. Carr stood down last week from his position with O’Rourke […]

Period of uncertainty after Carr steps down

By Shaun Casey SUNDAY was set to be the day that Donegal’s relegation to Division Two was officially confirmed but it takes added significance after the shock resignation of Paddy Carr on Wednesday afternoon. At the time of going to press, it was unclear who would be in charge of the side for their round […]

Devenney unsure where Donegal go from here

By Shaun Casey FORMER Donegal forward Brendan Devenney says he doesn’t know where his county goes next in search of a new manager, following the shock resignation of Paddy Carr. After a long-drawn-out process at the end of last season, Carr eventually replaced Declan Bonner, who stepped down following their qualifier defeat to Armagh after […]

Bradley and O’Rourke step in

DONEGAL GAA confirmed Aidan O’Rourke and Paddy Bradley will take charge of Donegal for Sunday’s final league game, the trip to Roscommon. It comes after Paddy Carr’s decision to step down as manager on Wednesday afternoon, with further discussions on Wednesday night to find the next step forward. “CLG Dhún na nGall thank Paddy Carr […]

KEVIN CASSIDY: Donegal must stick together

WITH the news of Paddy Carr’s resignation as Donegal manager, we need to pull together even more. There has been a lot of stuff thrown about recently and I don’t think that’s it helped the management or players so it’s now time to draw a line under this and move on for the good of […]

Crunch time for Donegal ahead of Mayo visit

By Michael McMullan DONEGAL have spent just two years in the last decade outside the top flight and Sunday’s visit of Mayo poses an acid test of their survival chances this season. Paddy Carr’s side have been a mixed bag. After a hot and cold opening to the league, the grit demonstrated when nothing was […]