Longford’s Michael Quinn: will need close attention. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

League form means nothing at all. The footballing nous of veteran forwards Brian Kavanagh and Paul Barden proved invaluable as Longford dumped Divisio(...)

Cork goalkeeper Ken O’Halloran: Steps up to fill the goalkeeping postion after several seasons on the bench. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork will be without Donncha O’Connor for Saturday’s Munster football semi-final against Tipperary.O’Connor, who has nine goals and 125 points in 38 (...)

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(...)

Steven O’Brien of Tipperary battles with Galway’s Greg Higgins at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Tipperary were poised to become the latest side to inflict an All-Ireland SFC qualifier defeat on Galway when they trailed by just a point at the inte(...)

Clare’s Noel Roche in action against Kerry during the 1992 Munster football final when they created a major shock by winning the Munster title. Photo: Inpho

What goes up must come down. Twenty years ago, as tomorrow, Cork footballers travelled to Clare for a championship fixture but circumstances could har(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice: Happy with side’s progress ahead of championship fixture against Waterford. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Hard to tell who faced the harder task after this: Eamonn Fitzmaurice tried to lessen the positives and find some value; while Peter Creedon attemp(...)

Tipperary’s George Hannigan and Anthony Maher of Kerry

In fairness to Kieran Donaghy he didn’t dodge the question, and agreed with me entirely this week that Kerry should be beating the likes of Tip(...)

Tipperary manager Peter Creedon: Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary proved too strong for Clare on Saturday at Cusack Park in Ennis when they had a merited six point win, to collect their second brace (...)