Neil Gallagher is tackled by Cork’s Kevin O’Driscoll and Mark Collins during Donegal’s 0-12 to 1-8 victory. Photograph: Andrew Paton/INPHO/Presseye

Narrow wins the story of a scrappy, weather-affected Allianz League weekend

Donegal’s Michael Murphy of Donegal gets away from Tomás Clancy and Michael Shields of Cork during their national league game at Ballyshannon. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Captain Michael Murphy sees red as home side are almost pegged back

Kieran Donaghy: This time last year the conventional wisdom suggested he was all but done and dusted. Now he’s captain of the All-Ireland champions.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The transformation in Kieran Donaghy’s footballing fortunes has been remarkable

Donegal’s Colm McFadden holds off Cork defenders during the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. The meetings between the sides have been important staging posts in their respective fortunes over the last six years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Teams cross paths in the Allianz League as they both search for new identities

Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson: “Winning is oinfectious.”

All Star goalkeeper wants his team to keep winning as they develop new players

Tipperary’s Padraic Maher, Gearoid McInerney, Gearoid Ryan and Conor O’Brien with James Regan and Joseph Cooney of Galway during their Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash in Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Goals from John O’Dwyer and Séamus Callanan help see off battling Tribesmen

  Jimmy Barry-Murphy gets away from Galway’s Sylvie Linnane in the 1986 All-Ireland Final. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A folk hero for his on-field exploits, JBM has no time for nostalgia as he plots a route back to All-Ireland

Johnny Sexton is returning to the Ireland team after a 12-week absence due to concussion. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sexton warned by light-hearted club-mate to ‘wear helmet’ for Ireland-France clash

Corofin’s Gary Sice: “To come out of Dublin, never mind Leinster, two years in a row is a serious feat . . . but we will have a good crack at them.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway star was 12 when his club last claimed All-Ireland honours

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