Jim Gavin’s Dublin are challenging for their third league title in a row but no longer possess the aura of invincibility that developed around the side last year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hindsight is everything but there may have been times over the usual winter ruminations when Jim Gavin and his Dublin players must have wondered if wi(...)

The Kerry team celebrate winning defeating Antrim to reach Division One B of the hurling league. Photograph: Inpho

Kerry’s achievement in defeating Antrim to reach Division One B of the hurling league has according to the GAA vindicated the decision to make promoti(...)

Peter Canavan’s Tyrone won the Ulster under-21 title with a narrow win over Donegal. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

Peter Canavan has described criticism of Mickey Harte and Tyrone in recent weeks as “unfair” and says things are not as bleak in the county as has be(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte says it is not his job to entertain. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

For decades the Eurovision song contest was a rarefied and mildly camp affair happily divvied up between the brandy-and-cigar members of the gentleman(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte may be missing from the sideline for  Sunday’s crucial league fixture against All-Ireland champions Kerry. Photograpgh: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte may be missing from the sideline during Sunday’s crucial league fixture against All-Ireland champions Kerry. The long-serv(...)

Mickey Harte: has said Tyrone need to be in Division One of the league. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Arguably the contemporary focus on the league began with Tyrone. In Mickey Harte’s first year, 2003, he set out an uncomplicated agenda to try to win (...)

  Cork’s  Seamus Harnedy gets away from Wexford’s Daithi Waters and Eoin Conroy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The line-up for the Allianz Hurling League semi-finals has been settled, with Cork facing Dublin and Waterford taking on Tipperary. Cork came through(...)

Conor McManus scored 0-6 as Monaghan came back to beat Kerry in Tralee in the Division One Allianz Football League game. Photograph:  Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Kerry 0-10 Monaghan 1-11Monaghan stormed Tralee to end a barren spell of 27 years without a victory in the Kingdom and put themselves right in semi-fi(...)

Ryan McHugh slots home Donegal’s goal in the Allianz Football League Division One game against Tyrone at  Ballybofey. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye

Donegal 1-13 Tyrone 0-6“I said to the players afterwards that this was as bad a performance as I have been involved with from a Tyrone team over all t(...)

It was the Jim McGuinness-managed Donegal that knocked Mickey Harte’s Tyrone off their perch in Ulster.  Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho.

If Mickey Harte ever admits he didn’t see the Donegal whirlwind coming five seasons ago, then he can be forgiven. Nobody did. But it has sometimes bee(...)