Colm McFadden looks on as Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty scores his side’s opening goal at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal 3-12 Galway 0-11 Twenty eight scoreless minutes notwithstanding, the growing theory that Donegal are a team past their peak can be mome(...)

Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty celebrates scoring the opening goal with Colm McFadden during the  All-Ireland  Round 4B qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal 3-12 Galway 0-11 Now, what about that 2013 All-Ireland quarter-final when Mayo decimated a jaded Donegal? It should be closer next Saturday as(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh appears to have infused his charges with some backbone, with the team conceding only one goal so far in the championship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When the day was doused for good in Salthill a fortnight ago and thoughts were turning to wringing the rain out of our very souls, Kevin Walsh barely (...)

Michael Murphy: wasn’t moveing with his usual freedom for Donegal in the Ulster final against Monaghan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

How quickly perceptions shift. If Donegal had managed to scrape past Monaghan in what was a cagey, claustrophobic Ulster final, the general vie(...)

Galway’s Danny Cummins celebrates scoring his side’s  goal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 1-11 Derry 0-8 The rap sheet on this Galway side is getting harder and harder to stand over. For the second weekend in a row they won a (...)

Liam Silke tackles Benny Heron during Galway’s victory over Derry in Salthill. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 1-11 Derry 0-8 A commendable evening’s work from Galway in rotten conditions in Salthill. They played better against the gale-force wind and o(...)

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(...)

Damien Comer scored a second-half goal for Galway in their Allianz Football League Division Two game against Roscommon at Dr Hyde Park. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Roscommon 1-10 Galway 1-14 A deserved victory for a physically stronger Galway team has left the Division Two promotion and relegation battles on a kn(...)

Slaughtneil’s Christopher McKaigue dives to try and block Corofin’s Michael Lundy during yesterday’s All-Ireland club football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Corofin 1-14 Slaughtneil 0-7 Pure skill will always be the winner in an honest game of football. Corofin had that in such depth and beauty here that (...)

Slaughtneil’s  Christopher McKaigue dives to try and block Michéal Lundy of Corofin during the  AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Football Final. Photograph:  Donal Farmer/Inpho

Corofin 1-14 Slaughtneil 0-7Too easy, in every way. Corofin exuded class in cruising to victory over Slaughtneil to claim a second AIB All-Ireland clu(...)