James O’Donoghue  injured his shoulder on Sunday, but county website says the player has not sustained any serious injury. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin’s comfortable but not exactly incident-free progress to the All-Ireland football semi-final was the latest step forward in what has been a gre(...)

 Fermanagh manager Pete McGrath and his players salute the team’s fans after Dublin’s victory at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“For a moment I thought Seán Quigley was going to wave the green flag himself,” was Pete McGrath’s take on Fermanagh’s first goal. “At the end the (...)

Dublin players celebrate  at the final whistle after beating Clare in the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship quarter-final play-off at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin’s defeated Clare at Semple Stadium to secure a spot in the Liberty Insurance senior camogie quarter-final. They play Wexford at Netwatch Culle(...)

Brian Fenton, seen here in possession against Monaghan  in the league, starts at centrefield for Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho. Allianz Football League Division 1, Clones, Monaghan 5/4/2015Monaghan vs DublinMonghan’s Owen Duffy and Brian Fenton of Dublin Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

You’d imagine it must tickle the Dublin squad on some level that the country seems racked with worry over whether it’s any good for them to be goin(...)

Jim Gavin: “Their Division Three record and promotion speaks for itself and the way that they have dispatched Roscommon and Westmeath was quite impressive.”

Thursday morning and Jim Gavin faces maybe his biggest task of the week – talking up Dublin’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Fermanagh. His (...)

Cork’s Daniel Kearney is knocked over by the advancing Jonathan Glynn of Galway during the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

It falls to Galway and Waterford to provide the spice of novelty as this year’s All-Ireland hurling championship reaches its high summer crossroads. F(...)

 Jonathan Glynn scores Galway’s first goal against Cork.  Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

The Leinster final would have thrown a lot of people, me included, off the Galway scent. They were excellent in this complete destruction of Cork. Wha(...)

Michael Walsh: Dublin need to limit the ball going through him and Waterford’s other senior man Kevin Moran. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

This is the litmus test for Waterford. A defeat here would not cancel out the worth of their unexpected league triumph or the advances they made in(...)

Dublin’s Davey Byrne returned to training this week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Armagh and Dublin county boards have until Monday to challenge the proposed fines handed down to them by the Central Competitions Control Committe(...)

Johnny McCaffrey: “We have looked at Waterford . . .They are a very good hurling side but they work extremely hard.”  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Barring draws, just five games remain in the 2015 hurling championship. Three in Croke Park, two down in Thurles, starting with an unfamiliar (...)