Aidan O’Shea’s move from centrefield to full forward has helped facilitate return to last four. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Now that the sociology phase of the championship is over – ‘My poor man, how did your circumstances (your football!) become so poor? Something should (...)

Mayo joint-manager Noel Connelly: “We’ll be focusing on the way Dublin have changed their style of play and gone more defensive in the last year.”  Photo: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Noel Connelly is back in the middle of another decade, guiding Mayo along an All-Ireland pathway. Joint-manager with Pat Holmes – the same combinat(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has always favoured players who are instinctively going to do the right thing in tight spots, and won’t tolerate players who make handling errors. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

All week in Kerry, the conversations have started in the same way. I was at two funerals and the chat was the same at them both. Not just that, the to(...)

Donegal’s Neil McGee can’t stop Aidan O’Shea of Mayo claim the ball on his way to scoring the opening goal Photo:INPHO/James Crombie

Mayo 2-13 Donegal 0-11  The remorseless application of all they have picked up in four previous years on the road, losing by fine margins,(...)

It will be interesting to see whether Donegal follow Mayo forward Aidan O’Shea or operate a more zonal approach in their defence. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Mayo v Donegal Croke Park, Saurday 6.0, Live Sky Sports 5 The great debate on the competing merits of “hard” and “easy(...)

Emergency services  at Cloverhill Prison,  Dublin  after  prisoners staged a protest on the roof of the prison. Photograph:  Stephen Collins/Collins

We cannot blame the weather. Hot summers used to spell trouble, especially in cramped Victorian piles such as Mountjoy. The large-scale riot of 1991 –(...)

Kildare manager John Ryan reacts late on in their defeat to Dublin. Photo: James Crombie/INPHO

Five is the magic number An unusual feature of Dublin’s win over Kildare at Croke Park this weekend is that it marks a rare five-goal champion(...)

Limerick’s manager TJ Ryan celebrates with selector Paul Beary after last year’s Munster semi-final win over Tipperary at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

In this viral news cyberworld instant news is available to all who have smartphones or any other multimedia devices. We can now get/send our message f(...)

Tomás Ó Sé: “They just seem like a team if you get on top of them very early they’ve no Plan B and they’ll just lie down.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Manna from heaven for Brian Cuthbert. The words of no better man than Tomás Ó Sé could be pinned on the wall of the Cork football changing room. A mo(...)

Mayo beat rivals Galway in front of a packed Pearse Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Positional sense Pearse Stadium on Sunday was in grand shape: sunshine and 20,000 on site for a decently contested championship encounter in what the (...)