Michael McCann: The former Antrim player and Cargin midfielder says he was bitten in the incident that sparked a mass brawl during the Ulster club clash. Photo: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Cargin centrefielder Michael McCann has insisted he was bitten by a Crossmaglen player during Sunday’s Ulster club SFC quarter-final. The former Antri(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly and Lee Keegan of Mayo shake hands following Dublin’s win in the replayed semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin footballer Diarmuid Connolly was controversially cleared by the DRA of a one-match suspension in the early hours of the morning before the coun(...)

Diarmuid Connolly in the pre-match parade before Dublin’s replayed All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly might this week have been facing suspension for the All-Ireland football final, had his late-night hearing at the weekend (...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly leaves the field after being sent off during the semi-final against Mayo on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin footballer Diarmuid Connolly has been cleared to play in this evening’s All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo at Croke Park. The shock dec(...)

Marching on Croke Park: Mayo will be hoping to exploit the lack of self-confidence which seems to have affected Dublin’s players this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The biggest weekend in the history of the GAA gets under way this evening with the GAA football All-Ireland semi-final replay between Dublin and Ma(...)

Diarmuid Connolly has lost his appeal against the one game suspension he received following his red card during Dublin’s All-Ireland semi-final draw with Mayo. Photograph: Inpho

Diarmuid Connolly looks almost certainly out of Saturday’s All-Ireland football semi-final replay against Mayo after losing his appeal against a one-m(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly will miss next Saturday’s replay after being banned for one match.

Diarmuid Connolly has been suspended for Dublin’s All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo on Saturday. The All Star forward took his case against(...)

Referee Joe McQuillan awards Mayo a penalty on Sunday. With no help from a TMO, a ref must depend on linesmen who pick up only half of what’s going on and umpires who are just along for the ride. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Watching Dublin versus Mayo on Sunday, I was trying to think was there any worse job in the world than being a referee. I couldn’t come up with one. I(...)

The altercation between Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly and Mayo’s Lee Keegan which saw Connolly receive a red card in the All-Ireland semi-final. He is now set to miss the replay with a one-match suspension. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin footballers face being without key forward Diarmuid Connolly after the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee proposed what is believed t(...)

Aidan O’Shea shakes hands with Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton after the All-Ireland semi-final ends all square at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

By the end, Aidan O’Shea had earned the ultimate accolade. Booed and scorned by the Hill, their dudgeon high after the latest collision between himsel(...)