Warhorse McGee excited about Donegal’s prospects

BY FRANK CRAIG Neil McGee says football has and continues to provide him with a positive distraction from the Covid-19 pandemic. The Donegal legend (34) shows no sign of slowing up even if he concedes that the road behind him is much longer now than what’s in front of him at this level. Advertisement He […]

Kilmac crowned Premier Division champions

Kilmacrennan Celtic have been crowned Donegal League Premier Division champions after the Ulster FA upheld their recent appeal against a three-point deduction. The destination of the Donegal League Premier Division title had remained up the air for the past number of weeks with both Kilmac and Cappry Rovers claiming victory. Kilmacrennan had been docked points […]

Jason Quigley is in consideration for Canelo fight

Jason Quigley is in consideration for a fight against Mexican superstar Canelo Álvarez. Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez has confirmed that Quigley is among a quartet of fighters earmarked to face Álvarez, the middleweight champion and super middleweight titlist. Álvarez (53-1-2, 36KOs) has not fought since stopping Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas last November, […]

We need better leadership from the top – McDaid

By Frank Craig Gary McDaid feels that the likes of the GAA and GPA have let their members down with their lack of clear and hard guidelines regarding our return to play. The former Glenswilly and Donegal underage boss believes the ambiguity surrounding the intercounty game, and the training guidelines there, continues to leave potential […]

Winner-takes-all Tyrone clash ‘blockbuster’stuff – Ward

By Frank Craig Caolan Ward didn’t believe the stakes could get any higher in a Donegal versus Tyrone Ulster SFC tangle. But with the back door rug now pulled out from under the 2020 All-Ireland Championship’s feet, both sides will put their seasons on the line in what remains one of, if not the most […]

Donegal hold no fear of Dubs – Gallagher

By Frank Craig Emer Gallagher says that she and her Donegal ladies team-mates are looking forward to getting a crack at reigning All-Ireland football champions Dublin. Maxi Curran’s girls will face the four-in-a-row chasing Dubs as well as Waterford in the round-robin phase of the restructured 2020 Championship. Advertisement Last year’s senior semi-finalists Galway, Cork, […]

McGee content to have thrown his lot in with Donegal

By Frank Craig In another time and place, Jason McGee could easily have been plying his sporting trade in a professional capacity. The towering Cloughaneely man was a talented centre-half on the various soccer fields across Donegal and his exploits on the GAA pitches also attracted prying interest from the AFL. Advertisement Young and, at […]

Patton: There will be confusion and mistakes

By Frank Craig Shaun Patton admits there will be plenty of trepidation surrounding the GAA’s return to play – and it won’t all be Covid-19 based. The GAA has confirmed that the new playing rule changes, implemented at the start of the year, are to remain in place. Advertisement Inter-county sides have some experience of […]

Social distancing rules would slash Ballybofey capacity

By Frank Craig If the current Ulster SFC draw is retained and Donegal eventually do welcome Tyrone to MacCumhaill Park, the Ballybofey venue’s capacity will be severely limited. The GAA hasn’t yet considered playing games behind closed doors. But if there are to be crowds at GAA games, capacities will need to be drastically reduced. […]

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Murphy excited about prospect of getting back to action

By Frank Craig Not once did Michael Murphy contemplate that he might be faced with no more football for the remainder of the 2020 season. Even when our Covid-19 fears reached their apex, the Donegal skipper didn’t down tools. Physically and mentally, he continued to prime himself towards a restart. Advertisement That retention of hope […]