Aaron Findon pushes over the Donegal team doctor. Senan Connell broke down the incident in a calm and reasoned manner – RTÉ took a different approach. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The GAA branch of Sky Sports must be feeling that very little breaking ball has gone their way this season. While they surely expected the initial fur(...)

Aggression and attitude: Down’s Conor Laverty fends off Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh during their drawn Ulster quarter-final at Celtic 	Park, Derry. Photograph: Inpho

Tyrone v Down, Down v Tyrone. Two games in six days, both of them tense and physical and hard-fought all the way. Real Ulster Championship stuff, m(...)

Like the joke about the depressive economist, who forecast 10 of the last three recessions, apostles of black card Armageddon got yet another glimpse (...)

Tyrone captain  Seán Cavanagh (right): “I was sceptical about the black card from the start because I felt it was making the job of the referee more difficult and referees don’t need that.” Photograph:  Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

Peter Canavan has supported his former manager Mickey Harte in questioning the consistency of application of the black card during Sunday’s Tyrone-Dow(...)

Sky Sports News presenter Rachel Wyse will front the channel’s GAA coverage.

The name of Paul Galvin was conspicuous by its absence when Sky Sports announced their line-up for this summer’s GAA coverage. The former Kerry star h(...)

Cork’s Graham Canty, left, and former Kerry footballer Séamus Moynihan carry the Sam Maguire Cup to the summit of Carrauntoohil, Co Kerry, during the ‘Sam to Summit’ in aid of the Alan Kerins Project. Photo:  Valerie O’Sullivan/Sportsfile

Darkness at the break of noon, as the summit, almost vertically above us now, is suddenly eclipsed, and shadows itself from the big hard sun. No one s(...)

Owen Mulligan with his long-time manager and mentor, Tyrone boss Mickey Harte. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If you leave out the fight with the paint scraper and the bar owner’s reproach at the smashed windows (‘I’m sorry Mugsy, I can’t stand by you this tim(...)

It’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: Kieran McGeeney is leaving Kildare and returning to his native county Armagh. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So it’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: on the same night Jason Ryan went before the Kildare county board to be ratified as thei(...)

Mayo’s Kevin McLoughlin is tackled by Micahel Darragh Macauley and Cian O’Sullivan of Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The first thing to say is that the best team won the All-Ireland. Dublin are the best team in the land bar none. Everybody had their day against them,(...)

Seán Cavanagh on the charge for Tyrone during Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Even in the wake of what Seán Cavanagh encountered on Sunday, Tyrone’s former footballer of the year believes Dublin, and not Mayo or Kerry, will capt(...)