Roscommon host the reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin this Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday Leinster Under-21 FC final Kildare v Dublin, Páirc Tailteann, 2.0 – A well balanced final with the verdict floating between the quality of(...)

Roscommon manager Fergal O’Donnell is hugged by Ciarán Murtagh after the county’s impressive league win over Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium last month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

On his journey home from Letterkenny last Sunday evening, Paul Staunton happened to bump into Donegal player Ryan McHugh at a petrol station. As they(...)

Mayo’s defeat to Cork last weekend was overshadowed somewhat by the controversy regarding Lee Keegan’s concussion at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday (All matches 2pm unless stated) Allianz League Division One Mayo v Dublin, McHale Park, 7.0 – Viewed in a certain way it possibly suits(...)

Eamon Branningan shoots for Galway in their Connacht league final wni over Roscommon. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 2-09 Roscommon 0-13 “Look it, it is great to get the turkey out of the system,” said Kevin Walsh as the guards ushered the traffic out of Tu(...)

Stephen Rochford’s Mayo tenure got off to a winning start on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht FBD League: Mayo 1-12 NUIG 1-10 Galway 2-9 Sligo 0-12 Roscommon 1-20 Sligo IT 0-10 Leitrim 3-16 GMIT 1-6 Mayo 1-12 NUIG 1-10 Mayo poppe(...)

Pearse McAuley leaves Cavan Courthouse following his sentencing for the Christmas 2014 attack on his wife Pauline Tully. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan.

While now beginning a long prison term for an act of extreme domestic violence that left his estranged wife lucky to survive, Pearse McAuley (50) bec(...)

Anthony Cunningham has no intention of stepping down as Galway manager. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Anthony Cunningham looks set to stay on as Galway manager for a fifth year despite reports of a player vote of no confidence in him. Talks between Cun(...)

Ryan McHugh celebrates his goal in Donegal’s Championship win over Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Football has followed the pattern of hurling in this year’s championship by underlining the accuracy of league rankings. It was noticeable in this yea(...)

Donegal captain Michael Murphy caused Galway’s defence plenty of problems during the  All-Ireland round 4B qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

For the Donegal footballer coming to Croke Park is an explainable joy. They have climbed from the northern trenches where Tyrone, Armagh, Derry and Mo(...)

Colm McFadden looks on as Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty scores his side’s opening goal at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal 3-12 Galway 0-11 Twenty eight scoreless minutes notwithstanding, the growing theory that Donegal are a team past their peak can be mome(...)