Eamon O’Shea: “Who would have thought five weeks ago that we’d be in a league final? I was happy coming into the game, I was really relaxed.” Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

Win sets up National Hurling League final meeting with Kilkenny

Cavan manager Peter Reilly confronts referee Derek O’Mahoney at the end of the All-Ireland  Under 21 Football Championship semi-final at O’Moore Park in  Portlaoise. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cavan’s under-21 story is one of the best around but Saturday left an unpleasant taste

Clare’s David McInerney, Brendan Bugler and Cian Dillon tackle Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan during the league semi-final clash at the Gaelic Grounds. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Séamus Callanan and Bonner Maher lead from the front as Eamon O’Shea’s side end Clare’s league bid

 Iarla Tannian: the latest player to be tried at centre back for Galway. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Walter Walsh has been in impressive form for Brian Cody’s men

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea: “The evidence so far is that we can’t beat them. But you should be careful about making forecasts with very little data.”  Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Injuries and experimentation have resulted in Eamon O’Shea’s side conceding a whopping 16 goals in six league games

Mayo’s Colm Boyle shows his disappointment  after their Allianz Football League Division One semi-final defeat against Derry at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“These boys are good players. The talent has always been there in Derry” – selector Paul McIver

Derry’s Enda Lynn holds off  Lee Keegan of Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mark Lynch’s bravura display sends Ulster side through to meet Dublin in league final

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley scores his side’s first goal during yesterday’s Allianz Football League Division One semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Dramatic second-half resurgence reveals formidable ‘mental resolve’ and character

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