Liam Silke tackles Benny Heron during Galway’s victory over Derry in Salthill. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 1-11 Derry 0-8 A commendable evening’s work from Galway in rotten conditions in Salthill. They played better against the gale-force wind and o(...)

Colm Cooper has been named on the substitutes’ bench again for the Munster final replay against Cork in Killarney. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The news came and went on Thursday night with all the fanfare of a fógra in the bottom corner of the parish bulletin. Four changes on the Kerry team, (...)

Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan in action against Limerick during  the Munster U-21 hurling semi-final in midweek. He will line out against Tyrone at Thurles. Photograph: Daire Brennan/Sportsfile

For teams who have never met each other, you can’t say this pair don’t have history. The fall-out from the All-Ireland under-21 final back in M(...)

Derry manager Brian McIver joins the pre-match team huddle before the win over Wexford. They will likely have to score something like 1-14 to win in Galway. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

There’s a knack to hitting the road without becoming roadkill. Neither of these sides has what you’d call a formidable record in the qualifiers and(...)

Donald Trump visiting Turnberry golf club in Scotland last month after its $10m refurbishment. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

You forget sometimes just how badly money loves money. Whereas most of us associate the having of money with security, it’s remarkable just how insecu(...)

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Round 2, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 11/7/2015Dublin vs LimerickDublin's Paul Schutte and Declan Hannon of LimerickMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Two mysteries here to test the sleuthing skills of the multitudes gathered in Thurles on Saturday night. One, how Dublin are still on their feet; two,(...)

Bernard Brogan celebrates scoring a goal in the Leinster SFC Final against Westmeath at Croke Park. Photograph:  Inpho

Dublin 2-13 Westmeath 0-6 When it comes to Leinster finals these days, we dutifully pan for grains of interest having long since given up on finding (...)

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(...)