David Clifford: his accuracy, along with the likes of Seán O’Shea, Paul Geaney and Stephen O’Brien, can help Kerry prevail against Tyrone on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

What a waste of time Sunday’s game in Omagh was. If you were left it in a will, you’d contest it. All-expenses paid, nice hotel, good feeding, all the(...)

Limerick’s Dan Morrissey celebrates at the final whistle with Sean Finn (No 2) after the thrilling quarter-final victory over Kilkenny at Thurles. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The most obvious point about Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final is that if Galway’s display in the Leinster final replay in Thurles represented a stepp(...)

Séamus Harnedy celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Clare during the Munster final victory at Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This has been Séamus Harnedy’s best season so far for the Cork hurlers. Aged 28 he’s one game away from a third All-Ireland final (after the draw and(...)

Mayo’s Colm McMenamon celebrates with fans after beating Kerry in the 1996 All-Ireland SFC semi-final. Photograph: Inpho

It was a different world: before the qualifiers restructured the championship and before the calendar year redefined the season. Yet the 1996 All-Irel(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: he batted away all questions relating to Diarmuid Connolly. Photograph: INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Mickey Harte may have eschewed diplomacy after Tyrone’s All-Ireland quarter-final win over Armagh, admitting they fully expected to win, and comfortab(...)

“If they don’t win, I feel their legacy should be that they had simply nothing left to give and it wasn’t quite enough. And there is no shame in that.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Like many people around the world, I watched the closing act of Usain Bolt’s career with that peculiar feeling you have when any great athlete or team(...)

Waterford’s Conor Gleeson leaves the field after being red-carded following a late incident in the semi-final against Cork. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford selector Eoin Murphy admitted last night that Conor Gleeson’s red card in Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final victory over Cork cast a shadow o(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning looks on after scoring the winning point against Tipperary at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Before the game I found it hard to separate Galway from Tipperary. That remained the case for 73 minutes. Only Joe Canning’s moment of magic did th(...)

Tipperary’s Niall O’Meara  after the final whistle  of the  Championship semi-final in Croke Park. Photograph: INPHO/Tommy Grealy

Joe Canning has a habitual way of moving across the hurling field, unlike any other we have ever seen. Canning is slower, more methodical than the ave(...)

Joe Canning: all set to take his place for Galway in the semi-final against Tipperary.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Joe Canning is fit to face Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final according to Galway hurling coach Francis Forde, and he moved to quash rumours tha(...)

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