Armagh’s Jamie Clarke celebrates scoring a point against Roscommon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Roscommon 1-12 Armagh 1-17: Armagh were always in control in seeing off Roscommon’s challenge at Dr Hyde Park in the third round of the football quali(...)

Roscommon manager John Evans: “We’ll need to be better than we were against Cavan because we’re playing a better team.” Photo: Andrew Paton/Inpho

It’s now five years since Roscommon played an All-Ireland football qualifier against a county from a province other than Ulster – that was a third-(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh finds his way blacked by Armagh’s  Stephen Harold during the  All-Ireland SFC  Round 2B Qualifier at Healy Park in Omagh. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Tyrone 0-10 Armagh 0-13 Tyrone have kissed goodbye to the 2014 football championship, dumped out on their own turf by an Armagh team clearly more inte(...)

Armagh’s Ciaran McKeever is tackled by Monaghan’s Dick Clerkin during last week’s drawn encounter at St Tiernach’s Park, Clones. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If replays are about who learns most from the drawn game, Armagh must have knowledge coming out their ears. They haven’t lost a replay in 14 years, t(...)

Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes reaches out to get the ball while being challenged by Armagh’s Charlie Vernon during the    Ulster SFC semi-final at  St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Monaghan 0-14 Armagh 0-14Armagh snatched a replay in Clones with the last three points of the game in the closing minutes to end matters all square at(...)

Members of the band look on as Armagh and Cavan players clash before the start of the Ulster SFC quarter-final  at  the Athletic grounds. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Armagh 1-12 Cavan 0-9: Armagh defeated Cavan in a tempestuous Ulster SFC quarter-final in the Athletic Grounds but the game was marred by disgraceful (...)

Cavan’s Gearóid McKiernan in action against Roscommon during the National League Division Three final. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The mood music around the Armagh panel was all wrong going into last year’s defeat to Cavan at Breffni Park.In hindsight, the Armagh players’ doubts (...)

Colm Begley of Laois, who was dropped from the match day squad when his side played Wicklow at the weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho 3:46

The Colm Begley row that broke over the last week has demonstrated the major fault line running through the GAA at the moment - the increasingly fr(...)

Barcelona’s midfielders Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta put  pressure on  Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema. The speed with which they seek to regain possession is a key part of Barcelona’s game. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

People talk all the time about the game being different now from what it was all the way back in the day. But when they do, I think they miss the poin(...)

Brendan Quigley, who is now playing for Leitrim in New York, in action for his native Laois against Donegal at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For the crowd gathered in Gaelic Park last Sunday, it was a sight to behold: Brendan Quigley soaring above a thicket of bodies to claim a ball and set(...)