Championship summer football came to an end for Donegal last Sunday in Croke Park after a two point All Ireland Semi Final defeat at the hands of Dublin. On reflection 2011 has been a big year for the county. Jim Mc Guinness’ men won the Division Two league title having come through the series with just one defeat at the hands of Laois. For the first time in 19 years the Anglo Celt Cup returned to the hills as Donegal beat Derry in the Ulster Final. That win lead to two appearances at Croke Park. It’s been a number of years since the county had something to cheer about, but that all changed this summer.
A league title, An Ulster Championship and an All Ireland Semi Final - its been a good year for Donegal football, here’s how it all unfolded with Charlie Collins and Declan Bonner.