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(...)

Cork’s Donal Og Hodnett tries to get past Monaghan’s Stephen Gollogly. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Four games in the top two divisions of the Allianz Football League yesterday and not a single home team managed a win. Cork are now top of the pile, (...)

Sean Cavanagh battles for the ball with Mayo’s Colm Boyle on a day Tyrone ran out winners at MacHale Park. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Tyrone 1-11 Mayo 1-7 “Sometimes it is very black and white from certain perspectives,” said Mickey Harte minutes after watching his team strik(...)

Tommy Walsh will makes his first start for Kerry since his return from Australia. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Tommy Walsh will next Sunday in Derry start his first match for Kerry since the All-Ireland final of 2009. After that victory over Cork, Walsh trav(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh: suffered a heavy blow to the head when playing against Monaghan at Healy Park. Photo: Inpho/Presseye

The opening weekend of the Division One season threw up two concussion-related incidents. Ironically the one which was actually diagnosed saw Mayo’s E(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan: will be hoping to rebuild a winning mentality and create confidence in his young side, says former Lilywhite star, Dermot Earley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In the parallel universe of the O’Byrne Cup, Kildare rule the world. Jason Ryan’s team are bidding for a three-in-a-row when they play Dublin in tomo(...)

Armagh’s Tony Kernan with Tyrone’s Mattie Donnelly during the Dr McKenna Cup clash at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh. Photo: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Tyrone 3-10 Armagh 1-8 Tyrone are still on course to land their second four-in-a-row Dr McKenna Cup coup following this relatively straightforward sem(...)

Manager Mickey Harte celebrates  Tyrone’s first All-Ireland victory in 2005. Photograph: Alan Betson

Despite four barren years as Tyrone senior football manager, Mickey Harte certainly hasn’t lost the faith of his dressing room as he prepares for an(...)

Stephen O’Neill and Martin Penrose have five All-Ireland medals between them. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After eight frustrating years of nursing ongoing injuries which have limited his playing time considerably, the 2005 Footballer of the Year Stephen O’(...)

Jim McGuinness:  no longer at the helm with All-Ireland finalists Donegal, which constitutes a significant departure. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye/

When Tom Carr was manager of the Dublin footballers he made the point that intercounty management devoured your time. There were meetings and training(...)