In pursuit of Murphy and McBrearty… the inside story

By Frank Craig Seamus McDaid was once the Irish connection that linked former AFL agent Ricky Nixon with the elite young footballers in GAA. The Ramelton native was the controversial Australian’s Irish recruitment co-ordinator and was heavily involved in the pursuits of both Michael Murphy and Patrick McBrearty. Advertisement In their teens, both players shunned […]

Colm McFadden: Donegal best attacking team in the country

By Frank Craig Colm McFadden believes Donegal are better than any side going forward in the country, including Dublin. The 2012 All-Ireland winner was part of the last side, Donegal back in 2014, to beat the five-in-a-row history chasers in Championship warfare. Advertisement McFadden hit 1-3 that day when a Donegal surge flattened the Dubs […]

Dunnion can’t wait for the Super 8s

By Frank Craig Barry Dunnion is excited about Donegal’s potential ahead of the Super 8s. Like the rest of the county, the Four Masters clubman has been thoroughly impressed with how Declan Bonner’s side has retained its Ulster crown. Advertisement He errs on the side of caution though and warns the Tir Chonaill faithful that […]

McGee’s determination as fierce as ever

By Frank Craig Neil McGee’s desire to win shows no sign of waning. One of Gaelic football’s most dominant figures, his physical cut remains as impressive as ever. He’s 33, but he’s still Donegal’s most feared warrior on the field of play. Advertisement There was a period of idleness around the midpoint of the second-half […]

‘Cavan are stirring’

Diver fires Breffni warning By Frank Craig Damien Diver has warned Donegal to take the challenge of Cavan very seriously in Sunday’s Ulster SFC final. Advertisement Declan Bonner’s men are big favourites to hold onto their provincial crown. But former Tir Chonaill star Diver believes Cavan might finally be beginning to fulfil their undoubted potential. […]

Breen’s only focus is Donegal International

BY FRANK CRAIG  Chris Breen has put all Irish Tarmac Championship ambitions to one side as he bids to win the Joule Donegal International Rally this weekend. The Waterford native has taken the previous four rounds of the Irish Rally series in his Ford Fiesta R5, but like a number of his rivals, has decided […]

Eoghan Ban: We’re ready to step it up

By Frank Craig Eoghan Ban Gallagher says Donegal aren’t daunted by the task ahead of them this evening in Kingspan Breffni Park. Tyrone – Tir Chonaill’s ultimate foe – stands between Declan Bonner’s men and a place in the Ulster SFC final. Advertisement But to label this contest as just a Championship game of football […]

McFadden revelling in ‘intense’ build-up

By Frank Craig Hugh McFadden says that the quick turnaround between games makes for a much more exciting Ulster Championship. Donegal spent the best part of seven months waiting on their provincial opener with Fermanagh to come around. With that tricky hurdle safely cleared Tyrone – undoubtedly their biggest foe – now stand immediately between […]

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Murphy a ‘once in a generation’ player – Big Neil

By Frank Craig Michael Murphy’s greatness will only really be fully appreciated when the day comes that we’re finally denied his influence. So says Neil Gallagher, a man that knows the Donegal talisman better than anyone. Off the field the pair are extremely close. Over a cup of coffee, swinging a golf club or just […]