Johnny McCaffrey celebrates at the final whistle after Dublin’s one-point win over Limerick in the round two qualifier at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-17 Limerick 1-16 Two mysteries here to test the sleuthing skills of the multitudes gathered in Thurles on Saturday night. One, how Du(...)

Manager Tom Cribbin believes his own selection errors were the main cause of Westmeath’s league relegation. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Out in the wastelands, Leinster football is a penny-pincher’s racket. If you’re not the Dubs, you can’t afford to only measure wins on the scoreboa(...)

Ger Cunningham: has reshaped the Dublin team in the wake of the heavy defeat to Galway. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Two sides for whom momentum better putter into life right quick, if it is thinking of puttering at all. This fixture was always a possibility from the(...)

Kildare’s Emmet Bolton feels the pain following the heavy Leinster semi-final defeat by Dublin.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If formlines can be trusted – a sizeable ‘if’ at the best of times – these are two dead evenly matched teams. Both have a water-boarding from Dublin(...)

Seán Quigley: his free-taking provides Fermanagh with a solid foundation. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Sunday All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round 3A Fermanagh v Roscommon Brewster Park, 3.30 Referee: Cormac Reilly (Meath) A first ever championship mee(...)

Liam Dunne: “The blame comes back to me but there has to be consequences for players as well. We will be seeing the start of some fellas’ careers and the end of others’.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Where do you go? You’re Liam Dunne, you’ve been Kilkennyed and the outside world can offer only one of three things to you – anger, pity or indiffe(...)

Ger Cunningham: the Dublin manager may be tempted to rejig his side following the heavy defeat by Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The one thing both these sides have going for them is that they only need to look at the other to see how matters could have turned out worse the l(...)

Antrim manager Frank Fitzsimons. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Having pulled off the shock of the round – maybe the shock of the year – against Laois, it will be interesting to see what sort of momentum Antrim (...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his charges take on Offaly in the first round of the All-Ireland senior hurling qualifers. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Back to the track once more for Davy Fitz and his stable of young colts. If there’s no particular mystery in the outcome here, Clare are never less(...)

Joe Canning no longer has to carry Galway forward line on his shoulders. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There is always a sense that we’d have long given up on Galway hurling were it not for the occasional pound of flesh they extract from Kilkenny. Th(...)