Roscommon host the reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin this Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday Leinster Under-21 FC final Kildare v Dublin, Páirc Tailteann, 2.0 – A well balanced final with the verdict floating between the quality of(...)

  Odhrán MacNiallais: will be hoping to help Donegal bounce back from two defeats when the county take on Dublin at Croke Park.  Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

SATURDAY Allianz Football League Matches at 7.0 unless stated Division One Dublin v Donegal, Croke Park – With semi-final advancement already secu(...)

Sligo’s Kevin McDonnell hit a late goal for his team on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sligo 2-15 Kildare 2-14 Sligo manager Niall Carew came back to haunt his home county as his side ended Kildare’s 100 per cent start to the Division T(...)

As Monaghan’s most potent attacking player, Conor McManus has been targetted by opponents. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

SATURDAY Throw-ins at 7.0 unless stated Division 1 Down v Dublin Páirc Esler Lives Setanta Sports It was after a defeat here four years ago th(...)

Stephen Rochford’s Mayo tenure got off to a winning start on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht FBD League: Mayo 1-12 NUIG 1-10 Galway 2-9 Sligo 0-12 Roscommon 1-20 Sligo IT 0-10 Leitrim 3-16 GMIT 1-6 Mayo 1-12 NUIG 1-10 Mayo poppe(...)

A Fermanagh fan cheers on her team during Sunday’s quarter-final against Dublin in Croke Park. “They were 10 points down with 15 minutes go to and you would think they were the team winning.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

I found what happened in Croke Park this weekend to be eerie and genuinely disturbing. It made me fear for the game. The gap between the elite coun(...)

Darren McCurry tries to shrug off the attentions of Sligo’s Niall Murphy as Tyrone booked their place in the quarter-finals of the All-Ireland championship. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“It’s the place to be,” says Mickey Harte, after guiding Tyrone to an All-Ireland football quarter-final for the 10th time in 13 seasons. Even if n(...)

Could Jim McGuinness, Jim Gavin or  Éamonn Fitzmaurice, above,  win an All-Ireland if put in charge of Cavan, Sligo, Tipperary or Meath? The answer is, I believe, emphatically no. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I was asked recently if the role of the manager has expanded in the past 10 years. I was flanked by Peter Canavan and Jim McGuinness. Also happened to(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea celebrates scoring his side’s fourth goal at Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

For once, it’s not the winning management who we go chasing with our dictaphones after the final whistle. Oh, we dutifully talk to Noel Connelly and P(...)

Aidan O’Shea scored a hattrick as Mayo thrashed Sligo to in their fifth Connacht title in a row. Photograph: Inpho

Sligo 2-11 Mayo 6-25 There comes a point on a day like this when numbers start to lose their meaning. Still, for what it’s worth and to satisfy the re(...)