Longford’s Kevin Diffley gets past Derry’s Mark Craig in the GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Series Round 1A, at Celtic Park, Derry, at the weekend.  Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho

Longford might have needed a 66th-minute goal from substitute Mark Hughes to seal victory over Derry at Celtic Park but this was no smash and grab eff(...)

London captain Lorcan Mulvey: “People think we’re a flash in the pan. That’s just what people think. So it’s up to us to change that.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

CONNACHT CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL London v Galway Ruislip, Sunday, 3.30 Life went on for the London footballers when the summer ended. They went b(...)

Shane Mulligan at Woolwich Arsenal station. It can take him almost two hours, taking three different trains, to travel across the city to Ruislip to make training in the evening. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Putney Leisure Centre, 5.50amThe 337 bus is late. Why this should be so is a mystery beyond the foggy workings of the mind at such an appalling hour. (...)