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Sun, 23 Jul 2017 11:57:34 +0100

Under a fading blue sky, Bono and the boys are back in their hometown for a special anniversary show.

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:40:15 +0100

Two men are charged after a man in his 40s suffers head and facial injuries in an attack in Banbridge.

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:11:19 +0100

Two men are rescued by volunteers and taken to hospitals by coastguard helicopters after suffering "severe" injuries.

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:28:52 +0100

The County Londonderry para-athlete says he is planning ahead after his time on the racetrack ends.

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:31:53 +0100

Commonwealth Games hopefuls Emma Mitchell and Adam Kirk-Smith win gold medals in the Irish Championships at Santry.

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:58:35 +0100

Rory McIlroy laments a "lost opportunity" as he slides out of contention at The Open following a superb start in the third round.

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:31:08 +0100

Donegal's hopes of All-Ireland success end with a hammering by Galway in Saturday night's qualifier in Sligo.

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:13:11 +0100

The Air Ambulance Northern Ireland is used for the first time as it airlifts the boy to hospital.

Donegal News


Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:31:58 +0100

A major search operation took place overnight off the north Donegal coast. Two RNLI lifeboats and a rescue helicopter were involved in the operation north of Tremone which was coordinated by the Malin Head Coast Guard station. The search was stood down after midnight when it was determined that no one was in difficulty. Earlier, a young child was successfully rescued off the coast of Gweedore when they drifted from the shore on what’s thought to be a lilo. In a separate incident on Saturday, a kayaker was brought to shore having got into difficulty in the water at Bunbeg.

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:45:40 +0100

Sean Armstrong helped his Galway side to a victory over Donegal today with a handful of points, and will now move onto the All-Ireland Quarter-Final against Kerry. Armstrong said that the scoreboard did not give a real reflection of the game today, as Donegal were down to 13 players for much of the second half and that they did not play to their full potential. Pauric Hilferty was with the Galway man after the game in Sligo…

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:41:03 +0100

  Galway handed Donegal a 15 point defeat when the sides met in Round 4A of the All-Ireland Qualifiers in Sligo this evening. 3 goals in the first half and Donegal being left with 13 men following 2 black cards when Donegal had used all of their substitutions all led to the 4-17 v 0-14 scoreline in Markievicz Park. Following today’s game, Oisin Kelly spoke with Donegal manager Rory Gallagher on his side’s disappointing loss…

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:51:44 +0100

  Donegal have lost out to Galway by 15 points in their All-Ireland Round 4A Qualifier in Markievicz Park in Sligo with a scoreline of 4-17 v 0-14. It was a tight game for the first 15 minutes, which saw the sides trade scores, and Donegal led the game after 16 minutes 5 points to 4.  Patrick McBrearty saw what he deemed to be a point given as a wide, and it was then that Johnny Heaney scored his, and Galway’s, first goal of the game. It was a Liam Silke penalty that gave Galway their second goal of the game, and Mark Anthony McGinley received a black card in giving away the penalty. At half-time Galway were ahead 3-09 v 0-07 following Johnny Heaney’s second goal. Donegal used all of their substitutions between the end of the first half and early in the second half, which came back to haunt them following 2 black cards to Murphy and McElhinney, which saw them play with 13 men for much of the second half. Patrick McBrearty had his penalty saved by the Galway goalkeeper on 58 minutes, would have brought Donegal back to within 8 points. Galway pushed on and kept the pressure on in a lackluster second half from both sides following the first half’s excitement, and scored their fourth goal in injury time of the second half. Galway now move onto the All-Ireland Quarter-Final against Kerry in Croke Park next Sunday.

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:05:26 +0100

Donegal have won their third Andrew O’Neill Cup in a row following their win over Sligo in Markievicz Park on Saturday evening. Donegal manager Tom Hennessy is very proud of his side following the match, and he spoke to Oisin Kelly… Team Captain Jack O’Loughlin also spoke to Oisin in Sligo following their victory…

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:04:50 +0100

Donegal have won their third All-Ireland Hurling U21 C Championship in a row following their win over Sligo in Markievicz Park on Saturday evening. It was a 5 point win in the end following a game that saw Donegal lead for most of the game, but in the second half Sligo came back after being 5 points down at half-time. The teams were level 18 minutes into the second half, but Donegal’s experience showed in the final 10 minutes where they outscored by 5 points to 0. The final score in Markievicz Park was Donegal 1-14 v Sligo’s 0-12. Oisin Kelly was in Sligo…

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:35:45 +0100

The National Track and Field Championships are taking place in Dublin this weekend. There are plenty of athletes from the North-West taking part, and it has been a good meet for them so far. Patsy McGonagle was on Saturday Sport with the very latest…

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:20:39 +0100

  Donegal face Sligo in the All-Ireland U-21 C Final in Markievicz Park in Sligo this afternoon. Donegal saw off fellow Ulster side Tyrone in the Semi-Final with a scoreline of 2-23 v 1-05, and Sligo had a great win over Leinster side Louth, defeating them by 43 points; 5-35 v 1-04. Donegal are going for 3 All-Ireland C Titles in a row this afternoon, with 9 of the players from 3 years ago still on the panel. Throw-in at Markievicz Park is at 4pm. Donegal manager Tom Hennessy gave the latest from the Donegal Camp ahead of the Final in Sligo…

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:10:25 +0100

Donegal face Galway in Markievicz Park in Sligo on Saturday evening in their All-Ireland Qualifier. Donegal come into the game off the back of 2 wins against Longford and Meath respectively, whereas Galway are still reeling from their shock loss to Roscommon in the Connacht Final. Throw-in is at 7pm and you can listen to full match commentary on Highland Radio and online here at Galway Bay commentator Ollie Turner looked ahead to Saturday’s game in Markievicz Park… Former Donegal star forward Brendan Devenney joined Tom Comack to discuss the big game in Sligo…

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:05:26 +0100

Donegal look to make the All Ireland series quarter finals for the seventh year in a row this weekend. They play Galway on Saturday at Markievicz Park in Sligo knowing a victory will secure a last eight birth once again. There maybe some team news from the Donegal camp later today. Ahead of the game they have no major injury concerns with Cian Mulligan the only player carrying a problem. The Gaoth Dobhair man had a quad muscle injury and missed the last two games. If Karl Lacey features in Sligo, the Four Masters man will equal Christy Toye’s championship appearance record of 65. Speaking with Oisin Kelly, Donegal Captain Michael Murphy says preparations for the Galway game has been positive…