Waterford hurling manager Derek McGrath is in the process of rebuilding his panel. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

The logic of the situation inherited by Derek McGrath when he took over as manager of Waterford last year has been playing out in the past week or so(...)

St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh’s Bernard Brogan: will bid  to earn a county final place with his club when they face St Jude’s. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Today Dublin SFC semi-finals (Parnell Park) St Oliver Plunkett’s v St Jude’s, 3.30 – Widely assumed to have missed the bus in recent years, Plunke(...)

Mayo supporter Mick Barrett being removed from the pitch in the closing moments  of the Kerry-Limerick All-Ireland football semi-final in Limerick. Photograph: Inpho.

The Mayo supporter who invaded the pitch during August’s Kerry-Mayo All-Ireland football semi-final is likely to be stuck with his 12-month suspensio(...)

How do you get your player to operate farther out the pitch? Kerry’s James O’Donoghue plays table football with Abigail Bradshaw (6) from Knockylon during a visit with the Sam Maguire Cup to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin this morning. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Inevitably, the All-Ireland senior hurling final replay next weekend will take some of the limelight from the biggest day of the year for women’s f(...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney is tackled by Galway’s Donal O’Neill during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10 A lesson in know-how was the chief feature of this entertaining and eye-bogglingly open All-Ireland quarter-final in Croke Par(...)

James O’Donoghue celebrates scoring Kerry’s goal  during the  All-Ireland SFC quarter-final against Galway  at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10Kerry moved comfortably into the All-Ireland semi-final after weathering a spirited Galway challenge in a highly entertaining Al(...)

There is no easy or deliberate way of peaking for an All-Ireland football final, and for Mayo that’s what this summer is all about. All year I’ve g(...)

The    gorgeous piece of skill from Shane Walsh for his first-half point spread like wildfire on social media.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tullamore will live forever in my mind as the place where I stole a prized piece of confectionery from the grasp of Brian Cowen. In May 2011, I was re(...)

IT has been the year of the goalkeeper, with shot stoppers dominating events in Brazil for the past month while on Gaelic fields, the importance of th(...)

Mayo’s Chris Barrett tackles  Eddie Hoare of Galway during the Connacht final. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 3-14 Galway 0-16 Even if the ultimate ambition eludes them, this generation of Mayo footballer’s distinguished an era of remarkable commitment a(...)