Conor McDonald in action for Wexford in an Under-21 match against Dublin. He’s a player that gets supporters excited. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Wexford’s journey through the summer has been an enjoyable one to follow amid growing levels of excitement

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte is surely contemplating how he will know when his tenure should end. Photograph: Andrew Paton / Inpho / Presseye

Tyrone manager’s legacy already written thanks to success comparable to the greats

 Colm Cooper’s role with Kerry has been embraced by James O’Donoghue. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Shefflin, Cooper and Neymar cast long shadows from which fledgling heroes must emerge

 Mayo manager James Horan (left) and Gavin Duffy (centre) along with Mayo players at Dr Hyde Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Moving from a professional to amateur environment and swapping one sport for another is a tough remit irrespective of ability

 Joe Canning celebrates scoring a late penalty. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In two codes Galway offered some great things, and also exposed some of the same old problems

Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe charges down Anthony Nash’s penalty during the Munster SHC  quarter-final replay at Semple Stadium.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Faux bravery will remain but risk of serious injury in hurling needs immediate action

 Tipperary’s Thomas Stapleton contests possession with Donal O’Grady and Kevin Downes of Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Babs Keating’s assertion that Tipperary were soft caused a huge uproar prior to the game against Limerick

Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan celebrates with his  captain Michael Murphy after the final whistle at Celtic Park.

Faced with a Derry team that hold onto the ball for longer than a Led Zeppelin back-catalogue, Donegal manager Jim McGuinness cut (...)

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