Ryan McHugh slots home Donegal’s goal in the Allianz Football League Division One game against Tyrone at  Ballybofey. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye

Donegal 1-13 Tyrone 0-6“I said to the players afterwards that this was as bad a performance as I have been involved with from a Tyrone team over all t(...)

Aidan Forker scored four points for St Mary’s in their win over NUIG at Dangan

St Mary’s College 1-10 NUI Galway 1-7 St Mary’s College manager Paddy Tally called on his side to up their performance next week in the Sigers(...)

The presumed absence of Conor McManus (above) has a part to play, obviously. Though he looks certain to appear at some stage, Monaghan are plainly a reduced force without him.  Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

There is a definite sense of now or never for Monaghan here. The mental block certain counties have when it comes to certain other counties is irratio(...)

Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan takes to the line after receiving a black card in last week’s drawn Ulster senior football Championship preliminary round game against Down at Healy Park. Photograph: Inpho.Omagh, Tyrone 18/5/2014Tyrone vs DownTyrone’s Niall MorganMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Russell Pritchard

Both teams would have been disappointed with last week’s outcome. Down manager James McCartan understandably said that he’d have taken a draw at ha(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor celebrates scoring his second goal against Donegal. He has developed into one of the best finishers in the game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Mayo come into this match with one of the strongest motivations, having lost last year’s All-Ireland final. It’s a powerful focus for mature minds and(...)

Joe Sheridan is a big-game player and has the potential to trouble Tyrone at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Meath have faced Tyrone twice in their history and not only have they beaten them twice, they’ve done so as underdogs each time. For good measure, (...)

Bill Bolger, who died recently in his sleep, was a pioneering force in the birth of the Irish design industry. Design had largely been a cottage indus(...)

Kildare's Alan Smith is bundled over the sideline by Conor Gormley during the league game in Newbridge last month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Croke Park, 2.0 The first semi-final brings together two (...)