Jim McGuinness:  no longer at the helm with All-Ireland finalists Donegal, which constitutes a significant departure. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye/

When Tom Carr was manager of the Dublin footballers he made the point that intercounty management devoured your time. There were meetings and training(...)

 Armagh’s Aaron Kernan in action against  Tyrone’s Peter Harte (right) during the 2012 Ulser Championship quarter-final. Photograph: Russell Pritchard / Inpho / Presseye

Armagh’s Aaron Kernan has announced his retirement from inter-county football.Only turning 31 in December, Kernan has been one of the game’s best wing(...)

Shane Curran, right, and Damien Kelleher celebrate St Brigid’s victory over Ballymun Kickhams in the All-Ireland senior club football final at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

1971 is celebrated as a year of rare vintages – the prized Petrus in Bordeaux, the Brora single malt from the Douglas Laing distillery and, in the (...)

Monaghan’s Dessie Mone: could be largely confined to defensive duties against Dublin’s rampant attack. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I read with interest Niall Moyna’s comments here during the week on the likely physical impact on Monaghan of last week’s qualifier win over Kildare b(...)

Armagh’s Kevin Dyas: his athleticism reminds you of why he was an attractive proposition for AFL scouts as a teenager. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The absolute drizzling pity of Armagh’s strop with the scribbling nibs of the press room has nothing to do with column inches devoted to them or what(...)

Meath’s Michael Newman is tackled by Armagh’s  Brendan Donaghy during the qualifer at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Armagh 0-18 Meath 0-13 Meath, a football dynasty deep in transition, have been removed from the championship before the serious business commences a(...)

David Bray of Meath with struggles to find a way past James Morgan of Armagh at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Armagh 0-18 Meath 0-13Meath, a football dynasty deep in transition, have been removed from the championship before the serious business commences as A(...)

Armagh’s Jamie Clarke celebrates scoring a point against Roscommon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Roscommon 1-12 Armagh 1-17: Armagh were always in control in seeing off Roscommon’s challenge at Dr Hyde Park in the third round of the football quali(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh finds his way blacked by Armagh’s  Stephen Harold during the  All-Ireland SFC  Round 2B Qualifier at Healy Park in Omagh. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Tyrone 0-10 Armagh 0-13 Tyrone have kissed goodbye to the 2014 football championship, dumped out on their own turf by an Armagh team clearly more inte(...)

Monaghan’s Stephen Gollogly in action against Armagh’s Aaron Kernan during the Ulster SFC semi-final at Clones. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Monaghan 0-14 Armagh 0-14 Mind where you step, for Armagh just now are men with toes only aching to be trod on. Scarce is the hatch they see without (...)