Stephen Rochford: the Ballinrobe native won an All-Ireland club medal with Crossmolina in 2001 and managed Galway club Corofin to the same title last March. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo county committee on Monday night ratified Stephen Rochford as the county’s new football manager and handed him a three-year term subject to annu(...)

Ballygunner’s Pauric Mahony and Shane Dowling of Na Piarsaigh whose sides meet in the Munster club hurling final. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Sunday Munster club SHC final Ballygunner (Waterford) v Na Piarsaigh (Limerick), Semple Stadium, 2pm – These clubs met in the Munster sem(...)

Fermanagh’s Sean Quigley has scored 2-26 so far this summer, 75 per cent of such coming from placed ball. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho.

Fermanagh go into this weekend’s final qualifier round armed with the championship’s top scorer Sean Quigley – but if Westmeath can continue to kee(...)

Bernard Brogan celebrates scoring a goal in the Leinster SFC Final against Westmeath at Croke Park. Photograph:  Inpho

Dublin 2-13 Westmeath 0-6 When it comes to Leinster finals these days, we dutifully pan for grains of interest having long since given up on finding (...)

Manager Jim Gavin says hunger in Dublin camp is as sharp as ever. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Each game in isolation. Control the controllables. Prepare answers to every question. Repeat ad nauseum. Being a Dublin footballer, or their manager (...)

Dublin and Ballymun Kickhams Davey Byrne will not be available for selection this weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has said that the players want to move on from the incident last week’s challenge match with Armagh, won by Dublin 3(...)

Westmeath’s John Egan came on against Meath in the Leinster SFC semi-final with 10 minutes to go. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

If old school visualisation still works in sports psychology then at least John Egan has something to go on. Not many people can visualise Westmeath b(...)

Westmeath captain Ger Egan battles with Meath’s Donal Keogan during the Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It took, in the words of Westmeath manager Tom Cribbin, “a miracle” to beat Meath. That was the easy part, as Westmeath now need something better t(...)

Kildare manager John Ryan reacts late on in their defeat to Dublin. Photo: James Crombie/INPHO

Five is the magic number An unusual feature of Dublin’s win over Kildare at Croke Park this weekend is that it marks a rare five-goal champion(...)

Westmeath’s Paul Sharry celebrates with John Egan and David Lynch at the final whistle in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was long after the final whistle, maybe half an hour. The Dublin and Kildare teams were out on the pitch, shuttling through the last of their warm-(...)