Dublin’s Bernard Brogan and Paul Flynn celebrate with the Sam Maguire trophy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The city game is edging towards greatness and the Dublin football team is claiming the teenage decade of this young century. On a slate-grey day in th(...)

Mayo fans celebrate after their side scored a late penalty in their All-Ireland semi-final draw with Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

City and country will meet again next Saturday in Croke Park. Shades of 1985 as Dublin and Mayo clattered into one another in an absorbing and bruisin(...)

Tyrone’s Justin McMahon tussles with Kieran Donaghy. Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s dedcision to introduce Paul Geaney for Donaghy at half-time had the desired effect for Kerry.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tyrone players will be thinking about Sunday’s semi-final a lot in the months to come. They did so much right in Croke Park on Sunday and had a rea(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue jumps with joy following at the final whistle at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Well, Joe Brolly, what do you think of that? Last year’s booming riposte by Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy might well have served for all of Tyrone in the flo(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte was left ruing his side’s missed chances after they lost out to Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football championship semi-finals. Photo: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

Mickey Harte has never had a problem finding the point at which all the sound and fury dies away and all that is left are the brass tacks of thing. Hi(...)

Formerly a wing back for the county, Conor McManus has developed into Monaghan’s standout forward, scoring 1-19 out of the county’s total of 1-47 during the championship this year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Clontibret is a parish rather than a village, a stretch of the Dublin road with little nests of houses tucked behind the hedgerows down rocky ampersan(...)

Ryan McHugh celebrates his goal in Donegal’s Championship win over Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Football has followed the pattern of hurling in this year’s championship by underlining the accuracy of league rankings. It was noticeable in this yea(...)

Jim Gavin shakes hands with Kildare manager Jason Ryan (left) at Croke Park. The Dublin manager has reshaped his side’s defensive set-up to good effect.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

I got a wee stroke of luck at the weekend because I was meant to be training on Saturday but the schedule was changed, which allowed me to go home to (...)

GAA director general Páraic Duffy says naming rights to Croke Park are unlikely to be sold. Photograph: Norman McCloskey/Inpho

It probably won’t happen during his term as director general but Páraic Duffy has admitted the GAA would be open to selling the naming rights to Croke(...)

Dublin manager Ger Cunningham wants improved home form in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin hurling manager Ger Cunningham has said that if the county is going to be successful, they’ll have to be able to win at Croke Park. Cunningham (...)