Antrim’s Michael McCann in action against Tyrone’s Padraig McNulty. McCann has been prominent in the county’s unbeaten league run to date. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Antrim’s promotion from the basement of the Allianz Football League after three years in Division Four finally ends an incongruous exile for the coun(...)

The Tyrone team line up for a Division Two league match against Armagh. The county have not won an Ulster title for six year. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

One of the sensibilities hardest to kick when it comes down to championship reform in football is the idea that a team can spring a shock. The narcoti(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody: “There has to be a sense that everyone can make this team.” Photograph: Inpho

Although Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-finals in Thurles feature two counties from Division One B for the first time the most striking statist(...)

Seán Cavanagh, who will lead Tyrone against Cavan on Sunday week, takes a step back in time in Croke Park. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Tyrone captain Seán Cavanagh has given the strongest indication yet that this is his last year playing intercounty football. At a promotional event i(...)

Roscommon and Kerry players leave the pitch in Croke Park. We know  trying to replicate some sort of league format during the summer just won’t attract support. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Although chances are that last weekend featured a landmark last sighting of football league semi-finals there wasn’t unanimity on the issue. Some, ren(...)

Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe bravely stops Anthony Nash’s penalty in the 2014 Munster championship quarter-final replay. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Waterford’s Stephen O’Keeffe was one of two goalkeepers who brought about a change in the rules governing penalties in hurling. The other was Anthon(...)

Dublin’s Barney Rock tackles Kerry’s Tom Spillane in the 1987 National Football League final: the Dubs beat a much-fancied Kingdom team. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It is curious that Dublin and Kerry who hold the record for GAA All-Ireland championship meetings with 28 have such a sparse history in league finals:(...)

Dublin eased past Donegal at Croke park to reach the Allianz League final. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 1-20 Donegal 0-13 Dublin swept into a fourth successive Allianz Football League final with an emphatic victory over Donegal at Croke Park on(...)

Kieran Donaghy: has strengthened Kerry’s options around centrefield during the league campaign. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

KERRY v ROSCOMMON Throw in 2.0, Live TG4 here is a danger associated with reaching the playoffs of the league. Whereas on one level it is an achie(...)

Former Kerry player Eoin Brosnan is adamant that it’s still better to be involved at the end of the season. Photo: Inpho

Kerry return to the league play-offs for the first time in four years this weekend after an impressive run of form since losing their first two match(...)