Tyrone’s Ronan O’Neill in action against Donegal. The side will benefit from the introduction of him at centre forward, assuming the team starts as selected. Photograph: Inpho

Even in the era of the qualifiers it’s increasingly rare for the championship to throw up new pairings but this meeting of Tyrone and Limerick at O(...)

The Meath side is considerably stronger with Kevin Reilly (above) and Michael Newman back along with Mickey Burke, Bryan Menton and Cormac McGill made a strong impact during the league at full back. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin’s provincial supremacy has frustrated no county as much as Meath, runners-up in the last three Leinster finals and the last team to defeat the (...)

Kildare will have their hands full trying to prevent Diarmuid Connolly (left) and Paul Flynn from spraying kick passes into the danger zone and keeping tabs on the full forwards. Photograph: Inpho

In two-year increments Kildare’s challenge to Dublin has slipped away since the 2009 Leinster final. The tale is told most graphically by the bookm(...)

Louth players warm-up before their defeat to Westmeath in the first round of the Leinster championship  at the  Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda. Photograph: Inpho

Another fixture that might have been better balanced had Leitrim been first out of the hat although both counties will be meeting again in next year’s(...)

Kieran Fitzgerald and Martin Farragher celebrate Corofin beating Slaughtneil in the All-Ireland club football championship final in March. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

GAA plans for a calendar-year season to operate in its major competitions will not now happen next year. The idea that the format, which was initially(...)

Former All-Ireland winning Dublin captain John O’Leary:  “What you’re trying to do is bring a style of football through the development squads.” Photograph: Sportsfile

When John O’Leary is asked about managers he has fair experience to fall back on. Dublin’s All-Ireland winning captain from 20 years ago and five-tim(...)

Derry have named Cailean O’Boyle in their side to face Limerick in an All-Ireland qualifier at Healy Park on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Derry manager Brian McIver has announced one change to the team that narrowly defeated Down for Saturday’s Ulster semi-final against Donegal in Clone(...)

Tipperary  legend Jimmy Doyle was once the top marksman in the history of championship hurling and also the game’s most marked player. Photograph: Inpho

It’s been a sobering few days for hurling: news of Tipperary icon Jimmy Doyle’s sudden death at the age of 76 emerged on Monday evening after a weeken(...)

Darren Dalay: “You have to keep on improving. Longford had a spell there in the first half where they kicked five points in a row I think. That’s something we can improve on.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When there is talk of Dublin’s panel strength, Darren Daly is the sort of player in focus. An adaptable defender who can slot into most positions a(...)

Cork and Tipperary players follow the ball during the 1987 Munster hurling final replay played at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

The puzzling over where to play next month’s Munster hurling final is largely the product of a situation, which sees two of the province’s counties – (...)