Retirement blow for Donegal as McGrath checks out

By Frank Craig Paddy McGrath has called time on his inter-county career following what he labelled “an amazing 12-years” with the Donegal senior footballers. The 32-year-old Ardara man departs with five Ulster SFC titles to his name. But it will be his crucial part in Donegal’s famous All-Ireland success of 2012 that Tír Chonaill supporters […]

Underdog Quigley finally set to bare his teeth

By Frank Craig He’s taken the long way around but Jason Quigley finally gets his shot at a world title on Friday night when he steps between the ropes to take on feared WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade. The one-time top-ranked amateur fighter at his weight, the former European champion and world silver medallist was […]

Battle of the ‘string-pullers’ could prove decisive

By Frank Craig Goalkeepers aren’t completely mad, they’re just different. Being the most vulnerable member of a team, the only ones we ever really remember with egg on their faces, they have to be. Advertisement The eccentricity gene commonly shared means they are risk-takers. Traditional Gaelic football stoppers, those from a different time and place, […]

Ante will be upped by a stung Donegal – Harte

By Frank Craig Mickey Harte says Donegal’s lacklustreness against Derry means they’ll be intent on finding the right response against Tyrone in Sunday’s Ulster SFC semi-final. Derry almost upset the odds in spectacular fashion in Ballybofey last time out and the former Red Hand boss believes a relieved Donegal will double down on preparations this […]

Comfortable night’s work for Donegal Under 20s

Donegal 1-17 Armagh 0-09 Donegal Under 20s got their Ulster Championship campaign off the mark with a comprehensive 11-point win over Armagh in Ballybofey this evening. Advertisement The visitors put it up to Gary Duffy’s men inside the opening quarter and the sides were deadlocked at 0-3 each after the Orchard lads had taken an […]

Make-or-break night in store for Quigley

By Frank Craig Two years in the boxing wilderness – that was the consequence for Jason Quigley following his shock loss to Tureano Johnston back in July of 2019. It’s the kind of lay-off, discard even, that coach Andy Lee says might have forced others to walk away. Advertisement But while both Quigley and Lee […]

Nightmare evening for Harps at Dalymount

Bohemians 4 Finn Harps 0 Finn Harps were easily tossed aside by an impressive and much more determined Bohemians at Dalymount Park this evening. Advertisement In what was a nightmare opening 45 minutes Ollie Horgan – who was taking charge of the Ballybofey men for the 250th time – watched on as his side exited […]

Michael Jack O’Donnell – a Donegal great

Michael Jack O’Donnell’s sad passing on Saturday afternoon will have hit hard and, hit many. Michael’s immediate family and closest friends had battled with him these past number of years as he looked to fend off life’s greatest opposition – illness. How fortunate we now were that he did manage, for a while at least, […]

On top Down Under…

Shaun ‘Yank’ Boyle talks football, work and life in the land of Oz By Frank Craig It’s a little over a year since former county minor Shaun ‘Yank’ Gallagher and his partner Clodagh Molloy departed west Donegal in search of adventure and a shot at life in Australia. Advertisement However, they’d only just landed in […]

Cretaro backing Coleman to lead WC qualifying charge

By Frank Craig Raf Cretaro says anyone that still doubts Seamie Coleman’s ability to lead both club and country doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Killybegs man Coleman was edged out at right back by Matt Doherty in the Republic of Ireland side early on in Stephen Kenny’s reign. Advertisement However, having bounced back in […]