Cork’s Saoirse Noonan celebrates scoring a goal against Westmeath in the All-Ireland quarter-final. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Between them the Dublin and Cork ladies footballers have scored 45 goals and 146 points in reaching Sunday’s All-Ireland final. The Rebelettes have a(...)

Mickey Harte is exactly the man to work out a plan to beat Dublin. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

I shook up the world! I shook up the world! – Muhammad Ali, 1964. Should they even bother playing the All-Ireland final? Nobody is giving Tyrone a (...)

Dublin’s playmaker Ciaran Kilkenny takes a shot during the All-Ireland SFC against Tyrone. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In order to halt Dublin’s pursuit of four in a row and claim Sam Maguire for themselves, Tyrone need to force Dublin to take risks; risks in possessio(...)

John Kiely: “When you have confidence, and you have the work done, you know there is a chance to at least give yourself the opportunity to win matches.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick manager John Kiely said he detected something way back in February when they defeated Offaly in Tullamore that suggested this might be a spec(...)

Limerick’s David Reidy: “I’m lucky to be part of a quality team and management.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

A key man in Limerick’s promotional drive out of Division 1B, David Reidy has had to sit on his hands all summer – but was ready when his chance to sh(...)

Micheál Donoghue: “They are going to be formidable for us. We have the height of respect for them. I know it’s going to be a huge challenge.”  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Coping with the pressures of All-Ireland final day will go a long way to deciding the destination of Liam MacCarthy this weekend and Galway manager Mi(...)

Monaghan’s Drew Wylie and Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone scuffle during the game. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When the dust settles this week, there will be a feeling of aching regret in Monaghan. The day passed a fine team by and they can’t get it back again.(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte celebrates his team’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final win over Monaghan at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mickey Harte is still here, still surviving, still bringing teams to All-Ireland finals. Billy Morgan went 14 years between 1993 and 2007, Mick O’Dwye(...)

Derek McGrath: “He’s being asked to get the best out of himself, from the time he was 18 to 21. It’s hard going, he’s entitled to the break.” Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Waterford hurling manager Derek McGrath has finally conceded defeat in his efforts to lure Shane Bennett back into the county fold. Former minor star(...)

Austin Gleeson celebrates scoring Waterford’s third goal in their All-Ireland Senior Hurling semi-final victory over Cork. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In a quiet cubby corner of a hotel on the quay in Waterford, Austin Gleeson is picking over the bad and good of a year he wished was better. Mostly th(...)

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