Donncha O’Connor takes on Kieran Duffy at St Mary’s Stadium. The veteran O’Connor had a fine game for Cork scoring five points. Photograph: Andrew Paton/INPHO/Presseye

CORK 2-14 MONAGHAN 1-16An unpredictable afternoon in Castleblayney: rolling mist threatened the afternoon early on, as Monaghan played their first All(...)

Longford manager Jack Sheedy with Paul Barden, who made his debut in 1999. Photograph: John McIlwaine/Presseye/Inpho

Hurling may have lost several of its old soldiers to retirement towards the end at 2014 but there appears to be life left in their football counterpa(...)

New Donegal manager Rory Gallagher was formerly a selector under Jim McGuinness. Here he departs a team huddle prior to the start of the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tonight in John Joe’s Pub, Kilcar’s 1989 Donegal championship-winning team, probably slower now and possibly wiser, will gather for a 25th anniversary(...)

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(...)

“You can measure everything, but how important is the piece of information is the important thing. You could end up with paralysis by analysis. It can go wrong if you’re spending too much time trawling over data with little effect” – Cork manager Brian Cuthbert. Photograph:  Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

Pep Guardiola, who is widely lauded as the most original thinker in soccer coaching at the top level, says his favourite part of the job is when he’s (...)

Monaghan boss Malachy O’Rourke shakes hands with Dublin manager Jim Gavin at the end of the game at Croke Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Philly McMahon did some quick mental mapwork at the steps of the Dublin team bus on Saturday night. When the final whistle went, the nice lady from Sk(...)

Monaghan’s Dessie Mone: could be largely confined to defensive duties against Dublin’s rampant attack. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I read with interest Niall Moyna’s comments here during the week on the likely physical impact on Monaghan of last week’s qualifier win over Kildare b(...)

Champions Dublin are unlikely to show rivals Monaghan any quarter at Croke Park. Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Monaghan come to Croke Park this evening having had a good year. They might not have retained the Ulster title but have returned to Division One and (...)

Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan attempts to clear his lines at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Monaghan 2-16 Kildare 2-14 (after extra time, Monaghan 1-13 Kildare 2-10 after normal time)Monaghan eventually secured the last spot in the All-Irelan(...)

Donegal’s Martin McElhinney, Christy Toye, Colm McFadden and David Walsh celebrate winning the Anglo-Celt Cup. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Old Ulster is dead. In other decades, Donegal came and went like mayflies in the northern theatre but yesterday they won the Anglo-Celt Cup for the th(...)