Alan Freeman: came on and got in on the goal action

Mayo 3-15Monaghan 0-11Monaghan saw red at MacHale Park, Castlebar, where the visitors finished with 13 players in a match that turned ugly with a numb(...)

There will be a designated Irish speaking area in Healy Park on Saturday for meeting of Tyrone and Derry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A special area of Healy Park is to be designated for Irish speakers during Saturday’s Allianz Football League game between Tyrone and Derry. The initi(...)

Tyrone’s Niall Morgan and Colm Cavanagh leave the pitch after the lights went out against Monaghan. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho

Tyrone 0-9 Monaghan 1-13 Newly promoted Monaghan defeated Tyrone in a game interrupted by a 31 minute floodlights failure at Healy Park.Stephen Gollog(...)

Monaghan’s Dessie Mone: could be largely confined to defensive duties against Dublin’s rampant attack. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I read with interest Niall Moyna’s comments here during the week on the likely physical impact on Monaghan of last week’s qualifier win over Kildare b(...)

Mayo manager James Horan shakes hands with  Cork’s Colm O’Neill at the end of the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It always amazes me when a team gets annoyed at the end of close games like this, over whether or not more time should have been played. The only pers(...)

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh evades the challenge of Monaghan’s Ryan Wylie and Colin Walshe duringt the Ulster SFC final. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Pressye/Inpho

The comparison was unavoidable. All through Sunday’s Ulster final, Ryan McHugh always seemed to be at hand to take possession and jink and weave his w(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon: an example of how good Dublin are at winning primary possession. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wow. It’s not easy to find words that best describe Dublin’s victory in Croke Park, because I haven’t seen a Leinster final of such sustained pace and(...)

Donegal’s Martin McElhinney, Christy Toye, Colm McFadden and David Walsh celebrate winning the Anglo-Celt Cup. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Old Ulster is dead. In other decades, Donegal came and went like mayflies in the northern theatre but yesterday they won the Anglo-Celt Cup for the th(...)

Armagh’s Ciaran McKeever is tackled by Monaghan’s Dick Clerkin during last week’s drawn encounter at St Tiernach’s Park, Clones. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If replays are about who learns most from the drawn game, Armagh must have knowledge coming out their ears. They haven’t lost a replay in 14 years, t(...)

Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton: has helped transform  the goalkeeper’s traditional role  into something much more fundamental to how the team operates. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Here’s a story, true as God. I was talking to John O’Dwyer the other day, Micko’s son. He started telling me about how his brother Haulie (Micheál) ha(...)