John Evans: “If we’re ambitious we’ve got to be looking at trying to win a Connacht title. That’s a must  . . ” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

As usual Roscommon manager John Evans isn’t beating around the bush. His team may have been dark horses for promotion at the start of the year but th(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara: is the third of Jim Gavin’s football panel in little over 12 months to sustain ACL rupture. Photograph: Inpho

The Dublin footballers must come to terms with another cruciate injury setback, as news emerged last night that forward Eoghan O’Gara will miss the r(...)

Eoghan O’Gara will miss the season for Dublin with a cruciate ligament injury. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Dublin county board have confirmed that senior footballer Eoghan O’Gara sustained a knee injury on Sunday while playing with his club Templeogue S(...)

 Mayo’s Lee Keegan: “They looked sharper and hungry for the ball. A lot of our guys didn’t get out of second gear  and you could see it.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“It’s a small, small, small step,” cautioned a pleased Jim Gavin on Saturday night as his Dublin players trooped back onto the team bus for a night d(...)

Mayo’s Kevin Keane tries to get to grips with Bernard Brogan. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 0-10 Dublin 2-18 It is hard to believe that if and when these heavyweight teams collide in high summer that this cold night in Castlebar won’t pr(...)

Philly McMahon: “For someone to come off drugs is the most inspirational thing a person can do in life. Because it takes . . . unless you have experienced it, you can’t really know.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“What I love about the league is that every game is different,” says Philly McMahon, anticipating tonight’s under-lights extravaganza in Castlebar aga(...)

David Gough: “I understand the GAA’s viewpoint. I completely understand it. There has been no fall-out between me and the powers-that-be in the GAA over it.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On Saturday night referee David Gough managed to distribute the free count between Dublin and Tyrone 7-25 and yet – apart from a couple queries from J(...)

Jim Gavin at yesterday’s launch of a new commercial deal. “We are not looking for a settled team. Most teams that we are playing are settled. We are trying new things.” Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has expressed disappointment at the manner in which the official clock or hooter idea was disposed of at the GAA’s r(...)

  Colm O’Driscoll tackles Kerry’s Anthony Maher during his side’s 11-point win over their rivals. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Cork and Kerry through the looking glass: what did the result mean? But what did it really mean? To those of uncomplicated disposition Cork handed th(...)

Dublin’s Nicky Devereux Tyrone’s and Mattie Donnelly challenge for the ball during Friday night’s game at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Perspective is everything. So, Dublin and Tyrone play out a National Football league draw under Croke Park lights in early March. Yet it’s rele(...)