It will be interesting to see whether Donegal follow Mayo forward Aidan O’Shea or operate a more zonal approach in their defence. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Mayo v Donegal Croke Park, Saurday 6.0, Live Sky Sports 5 The great debate on the competing merits of “hard” and “easy(...)

Bernard Brogan of the 2013 All Stars in action against  Fionn Fitzgerald of the 2014 side at the   Irish Cultural Centre in  Canton, Massachusetts. Photograph:   Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2013 All Stars 10-7 2014 All Stars 5-5There was an easy win for the 2013 team, managed by Dublin’s Jim Gavin, in the GAA-GPA All Stars exhibition matc(...)

2014 AIBA Elite Women’s World Boxing Champion Katie Taylor. Photograph: Doug McDermott/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing

Katie Taylor this morning put the icing on what’s been a fantastic weekend for Irish Sport. The Olympic gold medallist secured a fifth straight(...)

Who’d be the Mayo manager, eh? James Horan spent the winter being told that he had no forwards and that his attacking approach needed overhauling. Th(...)

Donegal’s Rory Kavanagh and Frank McGlynn find Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea a real handful.

Whenever I thought about Mayo over the years, one of the things I would always have said about them is that they were confident and flash. When the wh(...)

The return to fitness of forward Andy Moran, here celebrating his goal against Galway in the Connacht quarter-final, has given his county a massive boost. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Well now. That got nasty in a hurry. Remember the run-up to last year’s All-Ireland final? Remember how fun and novel it all seemed? Lord, it even fel(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Neil McGee of Donegal are involved in a heated exchange during last year’s All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Call it mind games, call it player welfare concern, either way next Sunday’s rerun of last year’s All-Ireland final between Donegal and Mayo was yeste(...)

Donal Vaughan will line out for Mayo in Sunday’s Connacht final. Photograph:James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo come into Sunday’s Connacht final without both their goalkeepers, forcing Rob Hennelly’s recall to the panel and insertion straight into James Ho(...)