Killybegs native nominated for GAA President


By Shaun Casey KILLYBEGS native Niall Erskine has been nominated as a candidate for the President of the GAA by the Donegal GAA County Executive. The election for the next GAA president will take place in early 2023 at Annual Congress with the current president Larry McCarthy finishing up his three-year term in February of […]


KEVIN CASSIDY: Change of structure needed for Donegal Championship


NOW that the formalities are played out, the Donegal Senior Football Championship hits fever pitch next weekend as the quarter-final pairings were confirmed. Before I move on the possibilities of next weekend, I must touch on the overall structure of the club championship here at home because I think it’s in need of a major shakeup. We […]


Championship ready – the state of play across the province


WITH the inter-county scene behind us, Niall Gartland takes a glance at the club scene across all nine counties… Antrim Football: The football championships are up and running in the Saffron County with holders Creggan and Lamh Dhearg playing out an enthralling draw a week ago. They were the first county in Ulster to commence […]


Ranked: Kerry and the chasing pack


With the Sam Maguire and Tailteann Cup headed to Kerry and Westmeath for the winter, Niall Gartland ranks the counties from top to bottom. 1 Kerry To the victors the spoils. Kerry have been burned by some chastening experiences in recent years, but a new management team spearheaded by Jack O’Connor led the Kingdom back […]


Malin manager Byrne making mark on the sidelines


By Niall Gartland IT’S fair to say that former Malin footballer Michael Bryne is now exerting a positive influence on the sidelines as manager of the club. This is his first season in charge of the club and he’s already got something to show for it as he’s successfully steered them out of Division Two […]


Bonner reflects on ‘brilliant journey’ as Donegal boss


By Ryan Ferry THE Donegal senior footballers will have a new bainisteoir next year after Declan Bonner stepped down from the role yesterday (Wednesday) evening. Bonner addressed club delegates at a County Committee meeting and confirmed that he will not be continuing in the position. The Na Rossa clubman informed the players and the backroom […]


Ulster referees appointed for Croke Park Ladies finals


CAVAN’S Maggie Farrelly has been named as referee for the All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football final between Meath and Kerry on Sunday week. It follows on from Tyrone’s Sean Hurson appointment of Sunday’s men’s final between Galway and Kerry. It’s a second final for the Laragh United referee, after being in the middle for the famous […]


Gallagher: Royal’s All-Ireland victory has inspired chasing pack


All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship semi-final Donegal v Meath Saturday, Croke Park, 4pm AFTER 350 days out with a cruciate ligament injury, Edel Gallagher got the call from Maxi Curran for Donegal’s quarter-final win over Dublin. Advertisement Hannah Tyrrell needed curbed and Gallagher was handed the role in her 100th game for the county. Renowned […]


Donegal ladies out to down the Dubs


All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter Final Donegal v Dublin Saturday, Carrick-on-Shannon, 2pm By Shaun Casey Advertisement LATE goals from Emma McCrory and Yvonne Bonner decided the outcome when Donegal and Dublin last crossed paths, back in the middle of March as they battled it out for a place in the Division One league final. Donegal secured […]