Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty celebrates scoring the opening goal with Colm McFadden during the  All-Ireland  Round 4B qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal 3-12 Galway 0-11 Now, what about that 2013 All-Ireland quarter-final when Mayo decimated a jaded Donegal? It should be closer next Saturday as(...)

Fermanagh manager Pete McGrath must now prepare his players for Dublin and not Kerry. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Confusion reigned in the aftermath of Fermanagh’s victory over Westmeath on Saturday as Pete McGrath’s victorious players wrongly presumed next Sun(...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson scores a side line puck against Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

More than anything Waterford are taking confidence from the manner of victory over Dublin in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final. In the 10 minutes af(...)

Alan Smith goes past Brian O’Driscoll during Kildare’s victory over Cork in the final round of the football qualifiers. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

“You weren’t expecting that, were yiz?” Alan Smith said to those gathered outside the Kildare changing room on Saturday night. Not many saw it coming(...)

It’s been a contrasting week for Cork and Galway GAA. Photograph: Inpho

The real questions beginning to be answered in August A four game Semple stadium marathon - with the sustenance of tea, ham sandwiches and cake(...)

 Maurice Shanahan celebrates after Waterford’s quater-final victory over Dublin.  Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

The elder Shanahan burst out of Waterford’s dressing room, bounding down the Semple corridor, in search of his cub brother. Everyone else was a(...)

Joe Canning says he is getting sick of people taking about what a good year Galway had in 2012. Photograph: David Maher / Sportsfile

Joe Canning sees no reason to be brimming with joy. Pausing at the Semple tunnel after a freakish occurrence, hitting more wides than scores, he stal(...)

Kildare’s Paul Cribbin celebrates after his side beat Cork to reach the All-Ireland quarter-finals. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Kildare 1-21 Cork 1-13 Choose a tagline. Redemption and ruin wrapped up in this Kildare Cork duet. Or simply, the manipulation of Gaelic footba(...)

Australian secondrow Kane Douglas has been released from his contract with Leinster. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kane Douglas’s all too brief stay with Leinster has come to an official end as the 26-year-old arrived in on Thursday to finalise terms with the Queen(...)

Joe Schmidt: has achieved a 78 per cent win ratio as coach of Ireland with 14 victories in 18 Test matches. Photo:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA

The road to All Blacks coach is mapped out in the New Zealand rugby union’s coaching manual: know thy enemy by gaining “offshore” experience. Ideal(...)