Cork and Dublin managers Brian Cuthbert and Jim Gavin shake hands after the Allianz Football League Division One  final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Afterwards, you could have run a decent sweep on which was longer – the length of time Cork could legitimately claim to have had a chance or Stephen C(...)

Dublin’s Ciarán Kilkenny is challenged by Cork’s  Eoin Cadogan  in yesterday’s Allianz National League Division One football final in Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

History-making has never seemed so routine. Dublin totted up a three-in-a-row of National Leagues for the first time, and needed no more energy to do (...)

 Brian Hurley scores a goal past Donegal goalkeepr Michael Boyle in the Allianz Football League semi-final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The counties with the biggest boxes to tick after last year meet in tomorrow’s Allianz Football League final in Croke Park. Both Dublin and Cork ha(...)

Roscommon’s Neil Collins and Donal O’Hare of Down with Cork’s Colm O’Driscoll and James McCarthy of Dublin, who face eachother in this weekend’s Allianz Football League finals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival It ain’t all about tasty crustaceans- the idyllic seaside town of Howth transforms into a veritable wonderland of mer(...)

Roving half-forward Colm O’Driscoll has been a key player in Brian Cuthbert’s new-look Cork team. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jim Gavin may have doubled back from calling Sunday’s opposition “the most defensive Cork team he had ever seen” but no one is being fooled into think(...)

 Donegal’s Hugh McFadden tries to block down Cork’s John O’Rourke. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Football league semi-finals: where else in the world of competitive sport is the post-semi-final reaction to a national title so insouciant?“It’s not (...)

Cork’s Mark Collins celebrates scoring his side’s first goal against Mayo - one of ten during the league. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

For all of their adventures on the dark side of defensive systems and auxiliary defenders Cork footballers ended the regulation league season top of D(...)

 Donegal manager Rory Gallagher shakes hands with his Cork counterpart Brian Cuthbert at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Brian Cuthbert isn’t one of these managers who denies the evidence in front of his eyes. Cork took Donegal on with two sweepers back and he didn’t tr(...)

Michael Murphy tries to block down Mark Collins during Cork’s victory over Donegal in the national league semi-final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 4-11 Donegal 0-19 By dictat, nay by the very law of the land, semi-finals are for the winning. But what of league semi-finals? Maybe not (...)

Colm O’Driscoll: one of three brothers in the Cork line-up for Sunday’s semi-final against Donegal at Croke Park

Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert has made eight changes for Sunday’s Allianz Football League semi-final against Donegal (which has a 2.0 start at(...)