Connacht’s players celebrate their defeat of Munster on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

For Connacht devotees, these must be strange times. Somewhere Monty Hall’s old gem – “I became an overnight success after 20 years” – must be rattling(...)

Anthony Cunningham is about to be put in charged for another two years with the option of a third.

Anthony Cunningham is set to become Galway’s longest serving manager since Cyril Farrell guided them to All-Ireland glory in the 1980s after being han(...)

Meanwhile, earlier in Croke Park. The ESPN man: “This place can seat 82,000 for sawker!” As if the hurt wasn’t deep enough, like. Photograph: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile

Well, good heavens.As if Saturday wasn’t gobsmacking enough (prompting an English man on the Twitter machine to instruct his friends: “Get yourself on(...)

Brendan Lynskey: double All-Ireland winner from 1987 and 1988 set to challenge Anthony Cunningham for Galway manger’s job. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Former All Star Brendan Lynskey has confirmed that he will be challenging Anthony Cunningham to become the new Galway hurling manager.And with former (...)

 Alan Mulholland (centre) stepped down as Galway senior football team manager after   Paul Clancy (left) and Derek Savage revealed they would not be continuing as selectors next season. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Selectors Declan Meehan and Paul Clancy’s decision not to commit for another season was a key factor in Alan Mulholland stepping down as Galway manage(...)

 Alan Mulholland has stepped down from his role as Galway manager. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Alan Mulholland has cited work and family commitments as the reason for not seeking another term as Galway football manager. Despite a progressive thr(...)

Galway manager Alan Mulholland and Kerry’s Eamonn Fitzmaurice at the final whistle at  Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

At quarter-final time, celebrations are muted. Eamonn Fitzmaurice sat down after watching his Kerry team post 1-20 in the wind and sunshine to qualif(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice keeps a watching brief at the Leinster football final between Dublin and Meath at Croke Park last month. 
As respecters of tradition, Kerry football people will always tip a cap to the maroon of Galway. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There is no turning back now. Croke Park has been mowed and polished for the first of the season’s All-Ireland football quarter finals, with last year(...)

Thomas Flynn of Galway slips the challenge of Tipperary’s George Hannigan during the game at O’Connor Park, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Donall Farmer

Not many teams can concede four goals and three points in the last 20-odd minutes and still win comfortably, but Galway did. And with that ended th(...)

IT has been the year of the goalkeeper, with shot stoppers dominating events in Brazil for the past month while on Gaelic fields, the importance of th(...)