Aidan O’Shea celebrates scoring Mayo’s opener during their Connacht Championship win over Galway in Salthill. Photograph: Inpho

MAYO 1-15 GALWAY 2-8 It was tighter and better contested than recent instalments of the rivalry but in the end this Connacht football semi-final in Pe(...)

Martin McElhinney’s goal came in injury-time at the end of the first half as Donegal went in ahead of Tyrone at the break in their Ulster SFC clash in Ballybofey. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Seán Moran: When Donegal get ahead, they stay ahead Under new management Donegal’s talent for front-running remains intact. Sunday’s Ulster pre(...)

New York’s Gary O’Driscoll with Galway’s full back Finian Hanley during the Connacht championship encounter in the Gaelic Grounds. Photo: Andy Marlin/Inpho

Galway 2-18 New York 0-8Damien Comer inspired Galway as they advanced to face Leitrim in the next round of the Connacht senior football championship a(...)

Down’s Conor Laverty and Galway’s Damian Turley. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho

Down 1-17 Galway 1-16Down scored six of the last seven points to snatch a win to move to the top of Division Two of the Allianz Football League. After(...)

Meath’s Joey Wallace is put under pressure by Galway’s Garreth Bradshaw during their Allianz Football League Division Two match at Pearse Stadium, Salthill, Co Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 2-13 Meath 1-12 Galway got their Allianz League campaign off to a winning start as they brushed aside an under-par Meath at Pearse Sta(...)

Meath manager Mick O’Dowd and new Galway manager Kevin Walsh shake hands after the game. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Galway began their Allianz league campaign with an impressive 2-13 to 1-12 home victory over a disappointing Meath side in Pearse Stadium, Salthill. G(...)

 Roscommon’s Niall Daly in action against Galway’s Danny Cummins during the FBD final at Kiltoom, Co Roscommon. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Roscommon 4-8 Galway 1-12 There is something astir in the Primrose County. John Evans stood in the drizzle in Kiltoom and made a strong appeal (...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney is tackled by Galway’s Donal O’Neill during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10 A lesson in know-how was the chief feature of this entertaining and eye-bogglingly open All-Ireland quarter-final in Croke Par(...)

James O’Donoghue celebrates scoring Kerry’s goal  during the  All-Ireland SFC quarter-final against Galway  at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10Kerry moved comfortably into the All-Ireland semi-final after weathering a spirited Galway challenge in a highly entertaining Al(...)

There is no easy or deliberate way of peaking for an All-Ireland football final, and for Mayo that’s what this summer is all about. All year I’ve g(...)