Paul Mannion: studying in Beijing as part of a course in UCD. Photograph: Inpho.

Dublin footballers have been dealt a blow ahead of 2015 with the news that Paul Mannion is set to be unavailable for the coming year.The Kilmacud Crok(...)

Cork manager Brian Cuthbert rings the changes for the meeting with Sligo. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY Cork v Sligo O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 5pm Sky Sports There were two ways Brian Cuthbert could deal with Cork’s Munster final capitulation(...)

 Sligo manager Pat Flanagan: well aware Cork are the overwhelming favourites in Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC Qualifier, but ready to meet the challenge. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

The lamentations for the state of the game in Connacht have been loud and constant but as the football championship boils down to the last 12, the fac(...)

Aidan Walsh (left) has retained his place in a much-changed line-up for Cork’s All-Ireland Qualifier against Sligo in Tullamore on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

He had already warned us “everything is on the table for review” and Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert has certainly reflected that in his team to (...)

SATURDAY Round 3A Sligo v Limerick Markievicz Park, 4pm Hard to see a kick inside either team but the qualifiers can mould a panel into contenders. It(...)

Leighton Glynn: will be crucial for Wicklow against Sligo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Aughrim is a superb little village to visit, so long as you aren’t part of a football squad that’s already bleeding heavily. Sligo know this. I(...)

Sligo huddle before an early-season Connacht League  game

Patchy early form in the league meant that promotion was a far too distant concern by the time they got their act together. It was probably inevitable(...)

Galway’s Gareth Bradshaw holds possession despite the attentions of Neil Ewing of Sligo during the Connacht FBD Football League round one game in Tuam. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Galway 3-10 Sligo 0-8Pat Flanagan’s reign as Sligo manager got off to a disappointing start when they were brushed aside by an impressive Galway side (...)

 Michael Moyles: admitted he would be interested in the Sligo manager’s job. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The longest-running managerial vacancy in intercounty football is set to be resolved in the coming weeks, with applications for the Sligo job havin(...)

London manager Paul Coggins shows his frustration after last year’s narrow one-point loss to Leitrim at Ruisllip. Photograph: Gerry McManus/Inpho

In the orchard of Connacht football, Leitrim have always been the low-hanging fruit, assumed to be there for the scrumping if and when London ever co(...)