Jack Sheedy has stepped down as Longford manager to spend more time with his family. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jack Sheedy has stepped down as Longford football manager to spend more time with his family. The former Dublin player was appointed in October 2013, (...)

Longford’s Diarmuid Masterson gets a second yellow and subsequent red card during the All-Ireland SFC Qualfier in Mullingar. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kildare 2-24 Longford 0-11 Eoghan O’Flaherty kicked five points but it was the first-half goal from Eamonn Callaghan that began the onslaught from Kil(...)

Manager Jim Gavin says hunger in Dublin camp is as sharp as ever. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Each game in isolation. Control the controllables. Prepare answers to every question. Repeat ad nauseum. Being a Dublin footballer, or their manager (...)

Longford’s Brian Kavanagh scores the first goal of the game with a penalty. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare 1-12 Longford 2-12 Jack Sheedy’s Longford negotiated a difficult clash against Clare at Cusack Park, Ennis, on Saturday and came away with a th(...)

  Top-scorer David Tubridy returns to the  Clare line-up. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This is the first meeting in the championship between the counties and both have similar profiles coming into this encounter this evening: a compet(...)

Darren Dalay: “You have to keep on improving. Longford had a spell there in the first half where they kicked five points in a row I think. That’s something we can improve on.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When there is talk of Dublin’s panel strength, Darren Daly is the sort of player in focus. An adaptable defender who can slot into most positions a(...)

Longford goalkeeper Paddy Collum lies prone after conceding Dublin’s  fourth goal. Here was a match completely devoid of the so-called blanket defence approach and there seemed to be uniform agreement that it was a very poor spectacle. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

We arrived at my in-laws in Creeslough just in time to watch the Dublin-Longford game on Sunday. I am on the first week of a summer break from Celt(...)

Johnny Coen of Galway tussles with Dublin’s Mark Schutte during yesterday’s Leinster SHC quarter-final clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Time was, these were the Sundays that marked the start of the summer. June Bank Holiday, the Dubs in Croke Park, an ghrian go hard sa spéir. Feels lik(...)

Longford manager Jack Sheedy: “So either take Dublin out of the Leinster championship and leave it to the rest of us, or else there has to be a new format, it needs to be reviewed”

When championship football is no longer a game but death by lethal injection, when Dublin keep driving nail after nail into the coffin of their opposi(...)

Dublin’s Paul Flynn scores a goal despite the efforts of Cian Farrelly and Dermot Brady of Longford during the Leinster SFC quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 4-25 Longford 0-10 It is hard to know how bad these beatings will need to get before they become indefensible. Do Dublin need to win by (...)