Darren McCurry tries to shrug off the attentions of Sligo’s Niall Murphy as Tyrone booked their place in the quarter-finals of the All-Ireland championship. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“It’s the place to be,” says Mickey Harte, after guiding Tyrone to an All-Ireland football quarter-final for the 10th time in 13 seasons. Even if n(...)

Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh in action against Tipperary in Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Tyrone are a young superpower in football terms. They were never really a dominant force in Ulster in the past, with their first All-Ireland only arr(...)

Aidan O’Shea scored a hattrick as Mayo thrashed Sligo to in their fifth Connacht title in a row. Photograph: Inpho

Sligo 2-11 Mayo 6-25 There comes a point on a day like this when numbers start to lose their meaning. Still, for what it’s worth and to satisfy the re(...)

David Kelly, seen here getting the better of Roscommon’s Seán McDermott, was part of a two-man full-forward line for Sligo on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sitting in Markievicz Park on Saturday evening brought to life this little debate I had been having with myself leading into the championship. I was w(...)

Tipperary’s Colin O’Riordan, who was stretchered off in the victory over Sligo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 0-15 Sligo 0-13Tipperary fourth successive victory was overshadowed by a serious injury to Colin O’Riordan. The 2014 All Star nominee went d(...)

Pat Burke and Shane McGrath (above) terrorised the Sligo defence and contributed handsomely to their side’s scoring tally. Photograph: Inpho

Clare 0-22 Sligo 1-13 Clare enjoyed a comprehensive win over Sligo in Division Three of the Allianz football league at Cusack Park, Ennis, maki(...)

Seán Quigley kicked eight points for Fermanagh in their Division Three match against Sligo. Photograph: Inpho

Fermanagh 0-14 Sligo 0-12 Seán Quigley kicked eight points as Fermanagh kept their promotion hopes very much alive in this gripping Division T(...)

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(...)