Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

Paul Geaney, Kerry, is seen on a screen during a live webcast of the launch of the 2015 Allianz Football Leagues in Croke Park. The opening weekend of the Allianz Football League will see Kerry host Mayo in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney on Sunday. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

It’s not often an All-Ireland winning full-forward, a 24-year-old one who consistently performed to a high level along the impressive route to glory; (...)

Rory Kavanagh of Donegal keeps possession despite the attentions of Kerry’s David Moran during last year’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Progress can be made in easing the burden on young players without banning them from representing their colleges, according to Dave Billings, the vas(...)

Paul Brennan, seen here in action for Leitrim, could play for Donegal next season. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

The now completed transfer of Leitrim footballer Paul Brennan to Donegal club Bundoran was “mooted” by both the club and the Donegal set-up, according(...)

Paul Bealin: led Westmeath last year but failed to get the backing of the clubs for a second term. Photo: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

And then there was one. Westmeath now stand alone as the last county still looking to appoint a senior football manager for 2015, and the search is(...)

Conor Mortimer: His new book is entitled One Sunday: A Day In The Life Of The Mayo Football Team. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There are two hold-the-phone revelations in Conor Mortimer’s new book and neither of them have anything to do with James Horan. Indeed, they don’t hav(...)

 Niall Carew has been appointed Sligo manager.  Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Niall Carew has been officially ratified as the new Sligo senior football manager for 2015, his appointment confirmed at a county board tonight.Carew (...)

 Armagh’s Aaron Kernan in action against  Tyrone’s Peter Harte (right) during the 2012 Ulser Championship quarter-final. Photograph: Russell Pritchard / Inpho / Presseye

Armagh’s Aaron Kernan has announced his retirement from inter-county football.Only turning 31 in December, Kernan has been one of the game’s best wing(...)

Ger Cunningham: former Cork coach is being linked with the Dublin job in succession to Anthony Daly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

As expected Anthony Cunningham was last night ratified as manager of the Galway hurlers for another two years. He has held the post for the past three(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue reacts after missing a point in the drawn semi-final against Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Perspective is everything. Late in the draw between Kerry and Mayo, James O’Donoghue went for glory. He missed. Declan O’Sullivan spat bile at him.On(...)