Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh and Donegal’s Michael Murphy in action during their Allianz League Division One match at Ballybofey, Co Donegal. Photograph: Inpho

The big lift-off to this year’s football championship comes on Sunday with the meeting of Tyrone and Donegal, who between them have won five of the la(...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy rises for the catch ahead of Tyrone’s Justin McMahon during the Alianz Footbal League Diviison One match at Healy park in Omagh. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Tyrone 0-17 Kerry 1-14 And on the third day, it rose again. Hold the death notice, cancel the flowers, call off the undertakers. The game of football (...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor - UUJ take on DCU on Wednesday at 2pm in Jordanstown. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Cillian O’Connor has been looking in at DCU and the Sigerson Cup for a long time now, walking distance apart yet on the field the Mayo footballer’s fo(...)

Armagh’s Tony Kernan with Tyrone’s Mattie Donnelly during the Dr McKenna Cup clash at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh. Photo: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Tyrone 3-10 Armagh 1-8 Tyrone are still on course to land their second four-in-a-row Dr McKenna Cup coup following this relatively straightforward sem(...)

Darragh Mulgrew of St Eunan’s with Ciaran McLaughlin, Aaron Grugan and Justin McMahon of St Enda’s. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Omagh St Enda’s 1-8 St Eunan’s 0-8  They made heavy work of it in the second half, but Omagh St Enda’s battled past Donegal champions St (...)

Armagh and Tyrone players confront each other early on in last weekend’s qualifier clash at Omagh. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

The authorities must condemn them. Managers can’t condone them. The media has to tut-tut away and decide that they’re the worst thing to happen since (...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh: “From our point of view, we really need to get our own house in order.” Photograph: Inpho

Seán Cavanagh hardly needed any reminder of Tyrone’s football qualifier record against Louth. When they first met, in 2006, Tyrone were defending All(...)

Dessie Mone: “There’s a group of us there who have been around a long time and we sat down and said that we really had a responsibility to try and get Monaghan back competing with the bigger counties. We couldn’t all walk away.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In a small county, it doesn’t take a huge amount of erosion for the cliff to topple into the sea. For the prime years of Dessie Mone’s intercounty car(...)

Gordon D’Arcy’s beard: notable for its thrust. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Gordon D’Arcy’s beard. It deserves its own ghostwriter at this stage. It’s a glorious sight, notable for its thrust, shape and abundance. You half-exp(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Seamus O’Shea react after a foul by Tyrone’s Colm Cavanagh at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

James Horan would have found out more about his team during yesterday’s 70 minutes than all their other matches this year. They were tested, they stru(...)