Shane Walsh in action for Galway  against Mayo’s Oisín Mullin during the Connacht SFC Final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Shane Walsh is tiptoeing around the issue when he begins to just say it: cynical fouling is alive and well in Gaelic football, and he has the scars to(...)

Tyrone’s Kieran McGeary in action against  Ryan McHugh of Donegal during the Ulster SFC semi-final at Brewster Park in  Enniskillen. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The heart has gone out of Gaelic football. Much as last weekend’s games in Ulster were lauded, I feel that there is a real danger that what makes the (...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan is challenged by  Galway’s Seán Kelly during the Allianz Football League Division 1 South game at  St Jarlath’s Park in Tuam. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s nearly a bit comical to hear people raving about the quality of the football since the start of the league. It’s every week now, game after game,(...)

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell at the AFL Division 1 game between Dublin and Kerry  in Croke Park on January 25th. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Most people are expecting Dublin to comfortably deal with Westmeath on Saturday, and for neutrals it may not be the most exciting prospect. But I’ve b(...)

Tyrone’s Conor McKenna in action against Donegal during the recent league clash between the sides. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

In the space of two games Conor McKenna has become the fulcrum of Tyrone’s attack, scoring or directly assisting 5-10 of 5-27 since his return to Gael(...)