Denis Bastick scores  Dublin’sopening goal during the Allianz Football League Fivision One game against Mayo at   MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 0-10 Dublin 2-18 Beware the Ides of March. It is hard to believe that if and when these heavyweight teams collide in high summer that this cold n(...)

Mayo’s Kevin Keane tries to get to grips with Bernard Brogan. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 0-10 Dublin 2-18 It is hard to believe that if and when these heavyweight teams collide in high summer that this cold night in Castlebar won’t pr(...)

Corofin’s Liam Silke fends off  Diarmuid Connolly during his side’s win over St Vincent’s, ending their 28 month unbeaten run. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Corofin: 1-14 St Vincent’s: 1-9So after going 28 months unbeaten - or 18 wins, and one draw - the end has come for St Vincent’s, as Galway champions C(...)

St Vincent’s Ger Brennan with Garrycastle’s Dessie Dolan. “He is an exceptional player for Vincent’s and he’s the one person that makes them tick,” says Dolan. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

You don’t go on a two-and-a-half-year unbeaten run without squeaking through a tight spot or two so maybe it’s perversely apt that the last time St Vi(...)

Ciaran Dorney gets a pass away during St Vincent’s Leinster Club Senior Football Championship Final victory over Rhode

St Vincent’s 1-13Rhode 0-6A disappointing AIB Leinster club football final played out in Navan with little to intrigue the disinterested or, for that (...)

St. Vincent’s forward Diarmuid Connolly after the All-Ireland club final win ver Castlebar Mitchells’s at Croke Park in March 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

St Vincent’s 4-12 Castlebar Mitchells 2-11 Sometimes club football just isn’t a fair fight. All the slingshots in the world aren’t much use to David w(...)

St Vincents midfielder Eamon Fennell claims a high ball against Portlaoise in yesterday’s provincial quarter-final clash. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

St Vincents 3-11 Portlaoise 0-10 All-Ireland champions St Vincents strode on to the Leinster semi-finals after a comfortable win over Portlaois(...)

Dublin football star Diarmuid Connolly has been spared a possible jail sentence and a criminal conviction for an unprovoked attack on a man in a pub two years ago. Photograph: Collins Courts

Dublin football star Diarmuid Connolly has been spared a possible jail sentence and a criminal conviction for an unprovoked attack on a man in a pub t(...)

Diarmuid Connolly: “It was in the second half, when the home crowd was in a state of shock, that he had arguably his best spell in a Dublin jersey, bringing the fight to Donegal  at Croke Park.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Among the usual head-shakes and grousing that accompany the annual GAA All-Star football awards a genuinely mystifying statistic was noted. This week(...)

 Donegal’s Ryan McHugh scores his first goal past Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17 After a spectacular eruption of near volcanic proportions the All-Ireland champions are gone – Donegal taking out Dubl(...)