Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll battles with Cork’s Aidan Walsh at Croke Park last weekend.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For all the correlation between spring and summer success the implications are rarely immediately obvious

Dublin manager Jim Gavin. “You know for the full 70 minutes we were very inconsistent, obviously being that amount of points down. That’s something which we’re still searching for from the National League.” Photo:Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Inconsistency still a concern for the manager despite second-half dismantling of emerging Cork

Bernard Brogan of Dublin gets away from  Cork’s Michael Shields during the National League semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Holders stage stunning second-half recovery, as 17-point turnaround yields decisive win

 Conor Glass who forms an imposing midfield partnership with Conor Cassidy for St Patrick’s Maghera. Photo: Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Derry team face Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne who are managed by Kerry boss Eamonn Fitzmaurice

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon scores his side’s first goal against Mayo last weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin’s penchant for late escapes may not save them this time around

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and Ciarán McFaul of Derry will face each other in the Allianz League semi-finals at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile

Derry have come a long way under Brian McIver but may just come up short here

Referee Marty Duffy shows David Hyland of Kildare a black card. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Survey of league data suggests introduction of new card has proven beneficial to Gaelic football

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor: “Until I get the results of the MRI this evening I won’t be sure there’s not a tear.” Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Mayo forward says precautionary scan will determine his availability for Derry clash

“If Ger (Brennan) is pushing to get into the team, it just means that I have to play better,” says Dublin’s Kevin Nolan. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho.

Dublin defender takes control of diabetes and stakes a claim to regaining his place

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Rabo Pro 12

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Leinster 20 15 1 4 517 319 12 74
Munster 20 15 0 5 466 308 8 68
Ulster 20 14 0 6 431 270 9 65
Glasgow 19 15 0 4 355 259 4 64
Ospreys 20 12 1 7 499 338 10 60
Scarlets 20 9 1 10 374 400 8 46
Cardiff 20 7 1 12 388 496 7 37
Edinburgh 19 7 0 12 338 419 7 35
Connacht 20 6 0 14 336 442 10 34
Dragons 20 6 1 13 349 439 5 31
Treviso 20 5 1 14 341 533 7 29
Zebre 20 4 2 14 317 478 5 25

Pool One

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Leinster 6 5 0 1 152 66 2 22
Northampton 6 4 0 2 107 104 1 17
Castres 6 2 0 4 78 104 1 9
Ospreys 6 1 0 5 75 138 1 5

Pool Two

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Toulon 6 5 0 1 170 104 4 24
Cardiff 6 3 0 3 119 148 2 14
Exeter 6 2 0 4 118 123 4 12
Glasgow 6 2 0 4 98 130 3 11

Pool Three

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Toulouse 6 5 0 1 143 63 3 23
Saracens 6 4 0 2 217 74 4 20
Connacht 6 3 0 3 101 147 1 13
Zebre 6 0 0 6 33 210 0 0

Pool Four

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Clermont 6 5 0 1 139 69 4 24
Harlequins 6 3 0 3 126 103 4 16
Scarlets 6 2 1 3 122 150 1 11
Racing Metro 6 1 1 4 66 131 1 7

Pool Five

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Ulster 6 6 0 0 179 62 2 26
Leicester 6 4 0 2 159 112 5 21
Montpellier 6 2 0 4 121 124 3 11
Treviso 6 0 0 6 41 202 0 0

Pool Six

Team P W D L F A BP Pts
Munster 6 5 0 1 161 77 3 23
Gloucester 6 3 0 3 113 114 2 14
Edinburgh 6 3 0 3 104 141 0 12
Perpignan 6 1 0 5 112 158 3 7