Donegal expect full participation at training this week

BY CHRIS MCNULTY DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness hopes to have a full compliment of players taking an active part in training by Thursday night as the preparations intensify for an Ulster final rematch with Monaghan in Clones on July 20. By the end of the week, McGuinness expects to have welcomed Rory Kavanagh and Paddy […]

Ronny Deila to use Jim McGuinness with Celtic’s first team

CELTIC manager Ronny Deila has indicated that he will be utilising the services of Jim McGuinness, a Performance Consultant at the Glasgow club, with the first team in the coming season. McGuinness was recruited by Celtic after leading Donegal to the All-Ireland in 2012 and he has juggled his role in Glasgow with managing Donegal. […]

Darach O’Connor leads Donegal’s new generation – on and off the field

BY CHRIS MCNULTY DARACH O’Connor was only born in November 1995. By that stage, the star dust had left Donegal football. The boys of ‘92 had begun to drift into the sunset and summers became hopeful more than expectant. Advertisement County training had ceased by the time the leaves began to float, PJ McGowan […]

Colm McFadden encouraged by emphatic Donegal win

BY CHRIS MCNULTY COLM McFadden was encouraged by Sunday’s win over Antrim – but says it will count for nothing unless the Anglo-Celt is aboard the bus in four weeks’ time. The St Michael’s man saw young-guns Darach O’Connor and Odhrán MacNiallais bag 1-6 to gun down the Saffrons and fire Donegal into their fourth […]

Jim McGuinness’s half-time pep talk reminds Donegal of their prep work

BY CHRIS MCNULTY JIM McGuinness got his players into the dressing room at half-time and reminded them, without stripping the paint from the walls, that their display had gone somewhat against the hard slog of the last month. Donegal have turned the screw since beating Derry, but in the first 35 minutes yesterday there were […]