Galway manager Kevin Walsh appears to have infused his charges with some backbone, with the team conceding only one goal so far in the championship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When the day was doused for good in Salthill a fortnight ago and thoughts were turning to wringing the rain out of our very souls, Kevin Walsh barely (...)

Michael Murphy: wasn’t moveing with his usual freedom for Donegal in the Ulster final against Monaghan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

How quickly perceptions shift. If Donegal had managed to scrape past Monaghan in what was a cagey, claustrophobic Ulster final, the general vie(...)

Face-off: Galway captain Gary O’Donnell and Mayo captain Andy Moran will be hoping the Connacht title will lead to Croke Park glory. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Mayo manager John Maughan said a few years ago when discussing the impact of the qualifiers on the All-Ireland series that whereas the likes(...)

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(...)