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(...)

“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 (...)

James McCartan: the 1994 Down All-Irealnd winning team was   much re arranged from the team which won Sam Maguire in 1991.  Photograph: Inpho

should Donegal win on Sunday, they would become the third team from Ulster in just over 20 years to win a second All-Ireland, an achievement unequalle(...)

Armagh’s decision to avoid the media appears to stem from the punishment handed down for their involvement in the pre-match  brawl which marred their Ulster quarter-final win over Cavan back in June. Photograph: Inpho

Croke Park has conceded it has no control over Armagh’s continued refusal to engage in any media appearances ahead of Saturday’s All-Ireland football(...)

Mayo’s Aidan Walsh rises to a ball during the All Ireland Senior Championship Quarter-Final, Croke Park. Photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

“Last year they mastered many new skills and brought football to a different level on many fronts… particularly in the area around physicality. They r(...)

Roscommon’s Enda Smith holds off Joshua Hayes of Cavan in the last round of qualifiers. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Roscommon v Armagh (Dr Hyde Park, Saturday 5pm): The throatiest cheers outside of Armagh last Sunday would have been heard in Roscommon, free at last(...)