Kildare’s manager Jason Ryan reacts as his side concede a late free to Dublin during Sunday’s Leinster senior football semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

We need to talk about Leinster. No sooner did the province’s hurling championship, after some geographical tweaking, produce a reasonably competitive (...)

Kildare manager John Ryan reacts late on in their defeat to Dublin. Photo: James Crombie/INPHO

Seán Moran, Malachy Clerkin and Gavin Cummiskey look at the weekend’s action (...)

Managers Jason Ryan and Jim Gavin shake hands at the end of the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

What does Jim Gavin take from these matches in Leinster? Kildare were dispatched yesterday by a chastening 19 points. It did drag down the average w(...)

Tyrone’s Ronan O’Neill in action against Donegal. The side will benefit from the introduction of him at centre forward, assuming the team starts as selected. Photograph: Inpho

Even in the era of the qualifiers it’s increasingly rare for the championship to throw up new pairings but this meeting of Tyrone and Limerick at O(...)

The Meath side is considerably stronger with Kevin Reilly (above) and Michael Newman back along with Mickey Burke, Bryan Menton and Cormac McGill made a strong impact during the league at full back. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin’s provincial supremacy has frustrated no county as much as Meath, runners-up in the last three Leinster finals and the last team to defeat the (...)

Kildare will have their hands full trying to prevent Diarmuid Connolly (left) and Paul Flynn from spraying kick passes into the danger zone and keeping tabs on the full forwards. Photograph: Inpho

In two-year increments Kildare’s challenge to Dublin has slipped away since the 2009 Leinster final. The tale is told most graphically by the bookm(...)

Louth players warm-up before their defeat to Westmeath in the first round of the Leinster championship  at the  Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda. Photograph: Inpho

Another fixture that might have been better balanced had Leitrim been first out of the hat although both counties will be meeting again in next year’s(...)

Kieran Fitzgerald and Martin Farragher celebrate Corofin beating Slaughtneil in the All-Ireland club football championship final in March. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

GAA plans for a calendar-year season to operate in its major competitions will not now happen next year. The idea that the format, which was initially(...)

Former All-Ireland winning Dublin captain John O’Leary:  “What you’re trying to do is bring a style of football through the development squads.” Photograph: Sportsfile

When John O’Leary is asked about managers he has fair experience to fall back on. Dublin’s All-Ireland winning captain from 20 years ago and five-tim(...)

Derry have named Cailean O’Boyle in their side to face Limerick in an All-Ireland qualifier at Healy Park on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

O’Neill is selected in place of under-21 All-Ireland winner Cathal McShane. Team captain Seán(...)