Conor McHugh of DCU: his side will take on   UCD in the first of Friday’s Sigerson Cup semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

According to some experts Conor McHugh is entering the perfect storm – Sigerson Cup finals, promptly followed by the under-21 championship, with Allia(...)

DCU manager Niall Moyna was axed and then reinstated - but DCU will be delighted to have his experience on their side ahead of Saturday’s clash with UUJ. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s been nearly 10 years since Niall Moyna led DCU to their first ever Sigerson Cup title in 2006. A fresh faced Bryan Cullen captained that team and(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte is surely contemplating how he will know when his tenure should end. Photograph: Andrew Paton / Inpho / Presseye

Mickey Harte has been in charge of the Tyrone senior football team for the last 12 years. In that time, he has won their first 3 All-Ireland titles, t(...)

Meath manager Mick O’Dowd: “Players going to Croke Park on big days need to know who they’re doing it for and who is following them. When they get the Meath jersey, it represents a lot. That matters.” Photo: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Ballinacree is a bend in the road between Oldcastle and Lough Sheelin in North Meath. Tucked away tight by the Cavan border, you’d need to drive for t(...)

Cork’s Ken O’Halloran at the launch off Gaelic Performance, the new official county glove range in Croke Park. “I’ve played a bit of hurling and I just think fellas will be fouling, just giving away penalties if there is a goal chance.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ken O’Halloran, the incumbent Cork football goalkeeper, believes the GAA’s decision to ensure 20-metre free-pucks must be stuck before the 20-metre l(...)

Current Down manager James McCartan in action during the 1994 All-Ireland final against Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

And in a blink of the eye, it’s the championship. Until the provincial contests are nicely under way and generating talking points, we normally just h(...)

Dublin manager Anthony Daly: “We played at challenge-match intensity while Galway were at championship levels.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin hurling manager Anthony Daly will have to plan without All Star nominated forward Paul Ryan as his team tries to bounce back f(...)

Jim Gavin receives his Philips Sports Manager of the Year award from Cel O’Reilly (Managing Director Philips Ireland) and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Sport, at a function in the Shelbourne Hotel. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In a reverse of 1995, Dublin football manager Jim Gavin saw off Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald for the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin set the bar in 2013.  Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has been named Phillips Sports Manager of the Year at an awards ceremony in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel this afternoon.Gavin s(...)

Tyrone defenders swarm around a Kerry player during the 2003 All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Tyrone won 0-13 to 0-6 and went on to defeat Armagh in the final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pat Spillane didn’t know what he was going to say but he knew he was going to say something. Knew he had to. Knew he needed to place on public record (...)