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Injuries update + venue change for Monaghan game

Photo: The 42 A quick one, just to provide an update on those who may or may not be available to play Donegal this Sunday, courtesy of this week’s Mayo News (paper and digital variants). The good news first. Keith Higgins and Lee Keegan should both definitely be okay for Sunday. A number of other experienced players – Chris Barrett, David […]

Jack’s view

Former Kerry manager Jack O’Connor has recently joined the Irish Times as a Gaelic football columnist, where former Cork hurling supremo John Allen has also taken up residence over the last few weeks. The opinions of this pair of Munster heavyweights will be worth perusing over the coming months, not least because both of them have delivered All-Ireland triumphs for […]

Reaction to Sunday’s defeat

The excellent Mayo News has loads about Sunday’s league final defeat. Johnno says that the squad’s focus was already on the Galway game before Sunday but he did admit that he would still have liked to win the title, having previously – in his incarnation as Galway Bainisteoir – failed twice (once to us) at the final hurdle. He thought […]

We should win today and maybe tomorrow too

Sure why wouldn’t we? Aren’t we (a) the defending All-Ireland U21 champions and (b) the league specialists (eleven titles and counting)? Paddy Power tends to agree, making us narrow favourites for tomorrow (we’re evens, Donegal are available at 11/10) but strongly odds-on (8/15) to prevail against Laois in the All-Ireland U21 semi-final today. Elsewhere, the Indo think we’ll win both […]

Donegal’s team for Sunday named

Donegal have now named their side for Sunday’s NFL final with Mayo at Croker. As expected, they’re missing full-forward Brendan Devenney and half-forward Rory Kavanagh as well as wing-back Paddy McConigley from the side that started against Kildare in the semi-final. Tomas Donoghue comes in for McConigley, Christy Toye takes Kavanagh’s wing-forward place, while a reshuffled full-forward line sees Colm […]

Final thoughts on the Galway game

For obvious reasons, last Sunday’s league semi-final with Galway has been taking up more processing power in my head than this coming Sunday’s final encounter with Donegal. Sure, what’s to come this Sunday is a final and, of course, a national title and some silverware (handed out at Croker too) would be nice but, admit it, we’ve already got the […]