Down’s Niall Madine scores a goal against Leitrim during their All-Ireland senior championship qualifier ayt Páirc Esler, Newry, Co Down. Photograph: Inpho

Down 4-18 Leitrim 0-9 There was never even a hint of a shock at Páirc Esler in Newry yesterday as Down stamped their class from the outset on anothe(...)

Roscommon manager John Evans (left) and Leitrim manager Seán Hagan after the Connacht GAA Football Senior Championship Quarter-Final at Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon yesterday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

John Evans has always been a glass-half-full kind of manager and if he was concerned about the slow-burning nature of Roscommon’s second-half display,(...)

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(...)