Dublin’s Kevin McMamamon: “There’s a kind of transparency in the way Jim picks on form so that it doesn’t really fester in anyone’s mind that he has his favourites or anything like that.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At some point or other over the week just gone, Kevin McManamon will have made time to keep time. He’ll have called around to his younger brother S(...)

 Michael Darragh Macauley fires home Leinster’s second goal during the Leinster SFC quarter-final against Laois at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 2-21 Laois 0-16: It took them a while to get the ship pointed in the right direction but in the end Dublin’s progress was pretty smooth at Crok(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane and goalkeeper David Forde at the squad’s training session in Malahide, yesterday, ahead of tomorrow’s game with Turkey. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill may have been happy enough to play ball as the press corps played on the possibility of Roy Keane returning to Celtic as manager for al(...)

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane at Gannon Park, Malahide, today. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Roy Keane has made it pretty clear that he anticipates staying where he is and suggested strongly that James McCarthy should do the same after specula(...)

Everton’s James McCarthy (right) and Hull City’s Stephen Quinn in action during the Barclays Premier League match at KC Stadium, Hull.  Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

After a lifeless first half Norwich slipped down to the Championship without much fuss as Arsenal cruised to a 2-0 victory at Carrow Road.The Gunners(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton with the Division One trophy at Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

For those with the growing feeling that something special could be afoot with this Dublin team, this was another afternoon’s nourishment. For e(...)

Everton’s Kevin Mirallas scores his side’s  second goal past Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea during the  Premier League match at Goodison Park. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Everton 2 Manchester United 0 This dismal Man(...)

Crystal Palace’s Jason Puncheon (right) scored his fourth goal in three games at Goodison Park. Photograph: Barry Coombs/PA Wire.

Everton 2 Crystal Palace 3 A victory created (...)

Everton manager Roberto  Martinez inherited a solid goalkeeper, strong central defenders and intelligent attacking fullbacks. He arrived to find that half his work had already been done.

The credit managers get for beating Arsenal is undergoing Weimar-style hyperinflation. There was a time when slamming several goals past(...)

Dublin’s Diarmund Connolly celebrates at the final whistle of his side’s victory over Tyrone.  Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

The All-Ireland champions are becoming dangerously expert at consigning teams to Heartbreak Hill. Ask Tyrone. A year ago, Dublin edged t(...)