Monghan’s Owen Duffy and Dublin goalscorer Brian Fenton. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 1-22 Monaghan 1-11An Easter parade of attacking football by Dublin left an expectant Clones crowd with the consolation of chocolate eggs and th(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte says it is not his job to entertain. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

For decades the Eurovision song contest was a rarefied and mildly camp affair happily divvied up between the brandy-and-cigar members of the gentleman(...)

Kerry captain Kieran Donaghy has been a central figure for the county so far this season. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Up the road they rumble, the All-Ireland champions and the team who have become a mystery again in the months since. Just where are Kerry at?“Our cham(...)

Martin McElhinney in action against Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan and Anthony Maher. “We are not safe. We have to go and put on a performance against Mayo and that is going to be hard without Michael Murphy.” Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Perhaps the most maligned bench in Division One football resides in the northwest of the country. The usual observation on Donegal is that they have n(...)

Ryan McHugh slots home Donegal’s goal in the Allianz Football League Division One game against Tyrone at  Ballybofey. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye

Donegal 1-13 Tyrone 0-6“I said to the players afterwards that this was as bad a performance as I have been involved with from a Tyrone team over all t(...)

New stadia, like The Emirates above, have helped transform England’s football tradition from a national embarrassment to an international phenomenon. Photograph: Ian Kington/Getty Images

How important is a football stadium anyhow? Roy Keane’s passing observations this week on the importance of creating atmosphere in the Aviva illust(...)

It was the Jim McGuinness-managed Donegal that knocked Mickey Harte’s Tyrone off their perch in Ulster.  Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho.

If Mickey Harte ever admits he didn’t see the Donegal whirlwind coming five seasons ago, then he can be forgiven. Nobody did. But it has sometimes bee(...)

Henry Shefflin leaves after the press conference announcing his intercounty retirement. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho. 6:24

It is too early for him to absorb now, but in years to come Henry Shefflin might come to see his final week as a Kilkenny hurler as one of his most ex(...)

His marksmanship, his ball-winning, his passing, his tenacity, his temperament and, perhaps best of all, his instinct for delivering the plays that simultaneously steeled his Kilkenny team mates and withered the belief of opposing counties. He worked like a demon and hit hard. He made Kilkenny seem invincible. 6:24

Sixteen years at the heart of the fastest game and it has gone by in a flash. Noon tomorrow – March 25th – will find him sitting in Langton’s hotel(...)

Davy Fitzgerald:  Reiterated his certainty that nobody had been treated unfairly before stonewalling all-comers. Photograph: INPHO

The common observation after the kind of internecine conflict which broke out in the Clare hurling panel last week is that there are no winners. And a(...)