Mayo goalkeeper David Clarke is beaten by Brian Hurley’s late fisted goal as Cork claimed victory in the Allianz Football League Division One game at  Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 2-7 Mayo 0-12Cork snatched victory at the death to secure their first division semi-final slot after a tetchy affair in difficult conditions at P(...)

Cork’s Colm O’Neill: has shown great resolve to work his way back from three heartbreaking cruciate injuries.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Colm O’Neill enjoyed another Cork win on Sunday after his team had extracted some hint of satisfaction (“consolation”, as it’s known in the game) fro(...)

  Colm O’Driscoll tackles Kerry’s Anthony Maher during his side’s 11-point win over their rivals. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Cork and Kerry through the looking glass: what did the result mean? But what did it really mean? To those of uncomplicated disposition Cork handed th(...)

Cork and Kerry players get involved in a melee  during the  Allianz League Division One clash at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 3-17 Kerry 2-9Defensive alignments went out the window in Páirc Uí Rinn this afternoon, as Cork recorded another big Allianz Football League win (...)

Neil Gallagher is tackled by Cork’s Kevin O’Driscoll and Mark Collins during Donegal’s 0-12 to 1-8 victory. Photograph: Andrew Paton/INPHO/Presseye

What did we learn about the likely destination of the Sam Maguire from this weekend’s Allianz League games? At one stage during Dublin and Kerry’s co(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy of Donegal gets away from Tomás Clancy and Michael Shields of Cork during their national league game at Ballyshannon. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Donegal 0-12 Cork 1-8 Stormy weather along the wild Atlantic way as Cork made their way home from a first Allianz League defeat yesterday even(...)

Donegal’s Colm McFadden holds off Cork defenders during the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. The meetings between the sides have been important staging posts in their respective fortunes over the last six years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

It is easy to forget, now that Dublin seem to be All-Ireland favourites for always and evermore, that not too long ago Cork were regarded as the smart(...)

Jim Gavin accused Cork of defensive tactics. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The mood is a little uneasy at the moment in the world of football. Last week Croke Park’s financial report for 2014 brought further news of how the b(...)

Cork’s James Loughrey: “Look at Donegal: it takes a year or longer to master a defensive structure. You can’t just suddenly do it.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It was a weekend of decidedly defensive football in the upper reaches of the Allianz Football League. On Saturday evening Dublin certainly weren’t go(...)

Cork’s Donal Og Hodnett tries to get past Monaghan’s Stephen Gollogly. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Four games in the top two divisions of the Allianz Football League yesterday and not a single home team managed a win. Cork are now top of the pile, (...)