Sky will continue to broadcast the All-Ireland series but not exclusively, as RTÉ remain rights holders for the closing stages of the championship.

Sky sports first season of exclusive championship coverage concluded at the weekend with the station’s second highest audience of the summer for Satu(...)

Kildare’s Tommy Moolick and Hugh McGrillen in action against Down in Round 2B of the All-Ireland qualifiers. Photograph: Inpho.

All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers Round3B Clare v Kildare Cusack park, Ennis Saturday, 7pm Good to see the much put-upon qualifiers still throwing up new a(...)

Meath’s Damien Carroll with Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey during last year’s Leinster final at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Mick O’Dowd’s painstaking stewardship of Meath’s fortunes brings the county into another Leinster final against Dublin. They are imbued with enough(...)

Down’s Kevin McKernan gets his shot away despite the efforts of  Kildare’s Shane Connolly at Páirc Esler. Photo: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Kildare 1-18 Down 0-11 A team with an identity crisis is one that will always leave you scratching your head. Which is the real Kildare? Yesterday’s (...)

Down’s Kevin McKernan gets his shot away despite the attempted block from  Kildare’s Shane Connolly during the  All-Ireland SFC Round 2B Qualifier at  Páirc Esler in Newry. Photograph:William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Down 0-11 Kildare 1-18Kildare huffed and puffed and finally blew Down away in the All-Ireland football championship qualifier at Newry where Jason Rya(...)

Kildare’s Hugh McGrillen tackles Meath’s Stephen Bray during the Leinster semi-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Meath 2-16 Kildare 0-17 Led from the front by Stephen Bray, Meath sprang a nasty surprise on Kildare at Croke Park in yesterday’s Leinster football s(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan and Meath  manager Mick O’Dowd shake hands after the Leinster football senior championship semi-final in Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Mick O’Dowd enters the theatre attached to Croke’s Park’s museum and diffidently enquires if that is where he should be as if he might have wandered i(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan with Paddy Brophy after the win over Louth at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin’s shock and awe routine brings with it plenty of collateral damage, chiefly and most obviously the shortening of careers that might otherwise (...)

Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke holds on tight as Eoghan O’Gara and Diramuid Connolly move in in last year’s Leinster final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wherever and whenever football folk huddle in corners to give out about the Dubs getting to play all their games in Croke Park, it’s rare you’ll ever (...)

Kildare’s Niall Kelly scores a point with James Stewart of Louth chasing during the Leinster  SFC  quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Kildare 1-22 Louth 1-7: This regularly happens to a young boxer. Stung so painfully by an early salvo of jabs and hooks from a superior opponent, they(...)