# Karl Lacey

This year
# Reaction
'No suggestion of any misconduct relating to Karl' - Donegal to seek Lacey's return to academy
The county has become embroiled in controversy in recent weeks.
Last year
# tir chonaill men
Jim McGuinness and Karl Lacey would be 'dream ticket' for Donegal - Mark McHugh
Declan Bonner stepped down as the county’s senior football manager last week.
All time
# looking ahead
Karl Lacey appointed to new role as Donegal plan for the future
The 2012 Footballer of the Year has been named Head of Academy Development for Donegal GAA.
# Departure
2012 All-Ireland winner Karl Lacey leaves Donegal backroom team - reports
The former Footballer of the Year has been involved in the set-up since 2017.
# provincial matters
'Ulster football is starting to shine a wee bit again,' says Donegal's 2012 Footballer of the Year
Karl Lacey, an All-Ireland winning defender and now coach, on Donegal, Cavan and Ulster football.
# good reads
The Rumble in the Jungle, Stephen Kenny's rise and the week's best sportswriting
Stick the kettle on and get stuck into this lot.
# Walking Away
Farewell - 28 inter-county footballers who called it a day in 2017
Some big names bowed out over the last twelve months.
# Lacey The Leader
Multi All-Star winner confirmed as part of Donegal's coaching team for next season
Karl Lacey will work alongside new boss Declan Bonner.
# Ringing endorsement
Karl Lacey an 'excellent choice' for new Donegal backroom team: McEniff
The recently retired defender is reported to be joining the Donegal backroom team in the coming days.
# words of praise
'Simply the best. One of the greats' - Tributes pour in for retiring Karl Lacey
He bows out as Donegal’s most decorated footballer.
# Legend
Donegal's Karl Lacey announces his retirement from inter-county football
Lacey won one All-Ireland and four All-Stars during an exceptional 14-year career.
# staying on
Big boost for Donegal as Lacey and McGlynn commit for 2017
But the future of a few other senior players remains uncertain.
# starting XV
2 changes for Donegal ahead of All-Ireland football quarter-final against Mayo
Karl Lacey and Martin McElhinney have been called in.
# Waiting Game
Two of Donegal's big names are injury doubts for the Mayo clash
Eamonn McGee and Karl Lacey are injury concerns ahead of the All-Ireland quarter-final.
# best foot forward
'There is absolutely no plan B' - Donegal football boss planning direct route to glory
Rory Gallagher is refusing to contemplate defeat against Tyrone on Sunday
# work/life balance
'Into the car, out of the car, into training, back into the car for four hours … and you’re in bits'
Karl Lacey is putting family and football first this summer.
# next chapter
Life after Donegal: How far can Jim McGuinness go with Celtic?
Karl Lacey says there are no limits to what the All-Ireland winning manager can achieve.
# Gaelic Gooner
Karl Lacey spent time with Arsenal and was 'amazed' how GAA training methods compare
The 2012 Footballer of the Year was studying for a Masters in Sports Performance.
# new chapter
'It's time for us to move on and forget about the last four years with Jim'
Very little has changed under Donegal’s new management, says Karl Lacey.
# Inside track
Neil Gallagher likes 'skinny chinos with a pair of 13 Asics' - Karl Lacey on his teammates
David Walsh comes in for stick for his amount of grooming products and Frank McGlynn’s moaning also gets questioned.
# jimmyswinningmatches
5 reasons why Donegal can win the All-Ireland senior football title
A mix of youth, experience and McGuinness know-how means that Donegal could triumph once again in September.
# Interview
Donegal better prepared physically for All-Ireland challenge this year - Lacey
The star says his side’s training has been far superior compared with 2013.
# Fighting Talk
Wounded Donegal ready to get up off the canvas - Lacey
2012 Footballer of the Year Karl Lacey knows Donegal must prove they were no one-season wonders.
# Return
Lacey back in Donegal starting team to face Mayo next Sunday
The 2012 Footballer of the Year has been named to start at centre-back on Sunday.
# Team news
McHugh returns for Donegal’s Ulster semi as Down are unchanged
Jim McGuinness has named his starting XV for Sunday’s clash with Down.
# Comeback Kid
The 2012 Footballer of the Year is fit and ready for his 2013 competitive debut
Donegal’s marquee defender is back fit for selection for next Sunday’s Ulster championship tie.
# Recovery
Donegal star Lacey continues comeback from injury
The defender is still on track for a return for the Ulster championship clash with Tyrone.
# Recovery Room
Lacey sidelined following hip operation
The Footballer of the Year is expected to be out of action for 12-14 weeks.
# Awards Season
Leinster, Donegal and Rory Mac dominate RTÉ sports award nominations
Will it be a case of Jimmy McGuinness winning more accolades at the gala ceremony?
# acknowledgement
Arsene Wenger congratulates Karl Lacey on winning All-Ireland, Player of the Year
The letter, apparently signed by the Arsenal boss, acknowledged the Donegal star’s achievement.
# Winning
Shefflin and Lacey win individual GAA All-Star awards
Meanwhile, the performances of Cillian O’Connor and Johnny Coen were also acknowledged.
# for keeps
People are putting 2 and 2 together and getting 44 - Eamon McGee on Jim McGuinness' future
The Donegal defender can see why Celtic and Liverpool would be interested in his All-Ireland winning coach but is confident that he will stay.
# Twittersphere
The sporting tweets of the week
Find out which player Gary Neville has warned to “play well” in an upcoming game, how Serena Williams has been impressing even herself lately and why Cian Healy probably won’t be driving anytime soon.
# Hang 10
In pictures: Ireland's International Rules tourists hit Surfers Paradise
The likes of Kerry trio Tommy Walsh, Kieran Donaghy and Tadgh Kennelly hit the world-famous Surfers Paradise to show the Aussies how it’s done on Banna Strand.
# Black tie
Brogan and Fennelly shine at All-Stars banquet
A year after his brother Bernard took the title, Dublin’s Alan Brogan has been named the GAA’s Footballer of the Year.
# Ready to go
Kelly replaces O'Sullivan; McDonnell seeks revenge on Aussies
The team will board their flights on Saturday, with a number of players’ presence still not guaranteed.
# Setback
O'Sullivan's absence confirmed, as Lacey gets International Rules call-up
The star criticised the Kerry county board for their inability to help him realise his Oz dream.
# star men
Championship review: Here are our 15 All-Star footballers for 2011
Now that the dust has settled on the 2011 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, we’ve had time to mull over our All-Star picks. Trust us, it wasn’t easy.
# Have your say
Who is your pick for Footballer of the Year?
Now that all is said and done, we want to know who is your Footballer of the Year for 2011.