Michael “Brick” Walsh, seen here during the league match against Galway, is one of Waterford’s more mature players. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

On the day before St Patrick’s Day 2014, Derek McGrath’s Waterford side arrived in Ennis with their step light and their smile easy. With three games (...)

Kerry’s Colm Cooper: made his first appearance for the Kingdom in 19 months when he came on against Tyrone at Healy Park. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

When the balls finished bobbling and the wheel stopped spinning, the final shape of the various Allianz Football League table made for absorbing read(...)

Laois manager Tomas O’Flatharta oversaw his team’s second league win in three games against Galway following some early criticism this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Laois 2-10 Galway 0-10Laois came from behind to inflict a third successive defeat on Galway in a game where the hosts failed to register a second half(...)

Galway’s  Joe Canning: his recent return strengthens the side  but the balance of motivation – for Dublin, a possible return to Nowlan Park for a relegation play-off – favours a Dublin win. Photograph: Inpho

Allianz Football League Division Two Galway v Laois, Tuam Stadium, 2.0 – Two teams going in different directions over the past couple of weeks: Laois’(...)

 Galway’s Shane Walsh scores his side’s second goal despite the efforts of Westmeath’s goalkeeper Darren Quinn during their Division Two match at  Cusack Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 2-13 Westmeath 2-12 Galway were pushed all the way by a spirited Westmeath side before eking out a one-point win in a terrific game play(...)

Meath’s Joey Wallace is put under pressure by Galway’s Garreth Bradshaw during their Allianz Football League Division Two match at Pearse Stadium, Salthill, Co Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 2-13 Meath 1-12 Galway got their Allianz League campaign off to a winning start as they brushed aside an under-par Meath at Pearse Sta(...)

Meath manager Mick O’Dowd and new Galway manager Kevin Walsh shake hands after the game. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Galway began their Allianz league campaign with an impressive 2-13 to 1-12 home victory over a disappointing Meath side in Pearse Stadium, Salthill. G(...)

 Roscommon’s Niall Daly in action against Galway’s Danny Cummins during the FBD final at Kiltoom, Co Roscommon. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Roscommon 4-8 Galway 1-12 There is something astir in the Primrose County. John Evans stood in the drizzle in Kiltoom and made a strong appeal (...)

Bernard Brogan of the 2013 All Stars in action against  Fionn Fitzgerald of the 2014 side at the   Irish Cultural Centre in  Canton, Massachusetts. Photograph:   Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2013 All Stars 10-7 2014 All Stars 5-5There was an easy win for the 2013 team, managed by Dublin’s Jim Gavin, in the GAA-GPA All Stars exhibition matc(...)

The Nire’s Conor Gleeson fields the ball with John Galvin of Cratloe attempting tyo block. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Munster Club Senior Football Championship The Nire 1-13 Cratloe 2-8 After extra-time Cratloe’s hopes of a Munster senior club championship double we(...)