Armagh’s Tony Kernan sees his shot saved by  Wicklow goalkeeper Robert Lambert as defender Aaron Murphy  moves in during the All-Ireland qualifier game at the  Athletic Grounds. Photograph:  Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

Armagh 2-17 Wicklow 2-7 The scoreline suggests otherwise but Wicklow pushed Armagh hard in the Athletic Grounds on Saturday before two late Jamie Clar(...)

Mayo’s defensive shortcomings were exposed by the manner of Gary Sice’s goal for Galway on Sunday at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

One of the tantalising questions of every recent All-Ireland championship has also been one of the hardest to answer: can Mayo win the All-Ireland? O(...)

Donegal’s Karl Lacey with Aaron Findon and Aidan Forker of Armagh: their clash at the Athletics Grounds promises to be a hard-fought encounter. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Championship draws take place in a blur of optimism and expectation but many a long-term surprise sharpens into something a bit more predictable as(...)

Armagh’s James Morgan is tackled by Paul McCusker of Fermanaghin the Division Three final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Armagh 0-16 Fermanagh 0-11 They lived up to just about every pre-season prediction by capping promotion from Division Three with the title outright b(...)

Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney has returned the county to Division Two after Louth victory secures promotion.  Photo: Russell Pritchard/Inpho

Armagh 0-10 Louth 0-8Armagh secured promotion to Division Two in a rugged, dour encounter against a never-say-die Louth outfit that remained very much(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

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(...)

 Crossmaglen’s Jamie Clarke celebrates one of his two goals against Armagh Harps at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh. Photo: Adrew Paton/Inpho

Crossmaglen Rangers 4-14 Armagh Harps 0-9 Another straightforward day at the office, another Armagh senior county title for Crossmaglen Rangers – the(...)

Armagh’s Kevin Dyas: his athleticism reminds you of why he was an attractive proposition for AFL scouts as a teenager. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The absolute drizzling pity of Armagh’s strop with the scribbling nibs of the press room has nothing to do with column inches devoted to them or what(...)

Meath’s Michael Newman is tackled by Armagh’s  Brendan Donaghy during the qualifer at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Armagh 0-18 Meath 0-13 Meath, a football dynasty deep in transition, have been removed from the championship before the serious business commences a(...)