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(...)

Tyrone under-21 selector Peter Canavan doesn’t coach or condone cynical play. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

A far more cynical affair is expected when Tyrone face Donegal in the preliminary round of the Ulster football championship on May 17th than what was(...)

Roscommon’s Ronan Daly surrounded by the Tyrone defence during the Red Hand’s semi-final win at Markievicz Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tyrone 0-17 Roscommon 0-12Tyrone U-21 manager Feargal Logan commended the grassroots effort in the county that is coming to fruition in his All-Irelan(...)

Dublin Manager Dessie Farrell has a  formidable looking side as they prepare to take on Tipperary in Tullamore. Photograph: Inpho

After making a grand total of five Munster under-21 finals in the first 44 years of the competition, Tipperary have been in seven of the last nine. Th(...)

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(...)

 Sky’s Sports pundit Peter Canavan (centre), flanked by former Kerry footballer Darragh Ó Sé and presenter and former Ireland rugby international  Brian Carney (right). Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Bewilderment; can be summed up by a British tweeter’s attempts at watching the debut of Gaelic Games on Sky Sports last summer. “Is this r(...)

 Slaughtneill’s Christopher Bradley holds on to the ball under pressure from  Cavan Gaels’  Michael Lyng. Photo: Russell Pritchard/Inpo

Slaughtneil 0-11 Cavan Gaels 0-9 Derry champions Slaughtneil survived a second-half comeback from Cavan Gaels, with a little help from Seanie Johnsto(...)

Glen Rovers’ Patrick Horgan: will take some watching by Sarsfields in the Cork county final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.  Photograph: Inpho.

Saturday Kerry SHC Final Replay – Lixnaw v Kilmoyley, Austin Stack Park, 4.0 - The drawn encounter was overshadowed by the attack on Paul Galvin by a (...)

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(...)