James O’Donoghue: His shoulder problem was always likely to require surgical intervention at some stage. Photograph: Donall Farmer/ Inpho

Not many counties would be calmly resigned to losing the Footballer of the Year for their upcoming league campaign.But Kerry are content to give Jame(...)

Donegal’s Odhrán Mac Niallais and Dublin’s Kevin McManamon are on course to meet up again in the National League at Croke Park on February 7th. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin may have got some assurance that Croke Park will continue to be the home stage for their 2015 Leinster football championship matches but they (...)

Donegal’s Mark McHugh, who has left the county panel,  and team manager Jim McGuinness. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The last thing any manager wants to hear is talk of unrest, indiscipline and disillusioned players, especially three weeks before their opening game i(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara keeps possession from  Chrissy McKaigue of Derry in the National Football League Division One final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Dublin 3-19Derry 1-10 Dublin’s power-spring concluded at Croke Park with the first of last year’s three major titles retained (...)

Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes scores a point during the Allianz Football League Division 2 Final against Donegal at  Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Monaghan 1-16 Donegal 1-10: Anyone who thought Monaghan’s Ulster title victory la(...)

Páirc Uí Chaoimh hosted  the Munster senior hurling final between Waterford and Tipperary in 2012. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Work is now finally set to begin on the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh – turning it into a modern 45,000-seater home for Cork GAA. Cork City(...)

 Eoghan O’Gara (left) made a big impression when he came on for Dublin in the Allianz Football League Division One semi-final against Cork at  Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The first impression off the field is every bit as assassin-like as on it. Purposely stone-faced, and deadly serious. No wonder Eoghan O’Gara i(...)

Bernard Brogan of Dublin gets away from  Cork’s Michael Shields during the National League semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 2-20 Cork 2-13 Without fear of being accused of over-si(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and Ciarán McFaul of Derry will face each other in the Allianz League semi-finals at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile

Allianz League semi-finalDerry v Mayo (...)

Daniel Goulding: will line out in full forward line for Cork against Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

Cork will start Sunday’s Allianz Football League semi-final against Dublin in Croke Park with two changes from the team that eased past Kerry l(...)