Dublin  manager Jim Gavin at   Allianz Football League Division One semi-final in  Croke Park: “I think the last quarter of the game fizzled out a bit, but Donegal do pose a lot of threats.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Silence fell across the land last night as precisely nobody wept for the death of the league semi-final. Dublin and Kerry skipped through Donegal and (...)

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh: “We have eight weeks to prepare for championship . . the Dubs beat us and they were a far superior team.” Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Not a lot to see, not a lot to talk through. Which, in these oh-so serious days, suits the Dublin management down to the ground. A routine query as to(...)

Kieran Donaghy: has added his substantial presence to Kerry’s options at centrefield. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For Kerry, a league semi-final is like one of those in-between curiosities they bring you in a fancy restaurant. A ramekin of mottled walnut ganache w(...)

Dean Rock finds the net for Dublin against Roscommon in Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, after the game was switched from Dr Hyde Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sometimes it feels like you could power a small town on the GAA’s imperviousness to logic. The weekend’s doings in the hurling and football leagues th(...)

Michael Murphy of Donegal and Neil McAdam of Monaghan compete for the ball. Photo: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Monaghan 1-10 Donegal 1-9 A 74th-minute point from corner-back Colin Walshe kept Monaghan in Division One. It was the skin of their teeth but it wa(...)

Dublin’s Chris Crummy attempts to block a shot from John Fitzgibbon of Limerick Photograph: Inpho/Gary Carr

Dublin 1-19 Limerick 1-21 Limerick came to Dublin to make amends for last year and did so pulling up. Their display in Croke Park in this fixture in(...)

Conor McManus’s 2-37 makes him the top scorer in the division by a distance – nine points ahead of Ciarán Murtagh of Roscommon. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

With five minutes to go against Dublin back in February, Conor McManus took off on another wheeling, hitch-kicking, looping run down in front of Hill(...)

 Mayo selector Tony McEntee. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

You’d be careful not to leave the lid off the toothpaste in Tony McEntee’s house. When we put it to the Mayo selector on Sunday that his side had sho(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan collides with  Peter Pekarik of Slovakia during the friendly international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A night when black was white and white was black. Ireland put in as crisp and cogent an hour of play as the Martin O’Neill era has seen but needed two(...)

Brendan Harrison slides along the wet turf at Dr Hyde Park  to gather possession for Mayo, who checked Roscommon’s recent run of good results in the Allianz League. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even if Mayo’s record of having the longest unbroken stretch in the top division of the Allianz Football League is probably little more than a quiz qu(...)