Pádraic Joyce on the sidelines at Pearse Stadium during the Allianz League game against Monaghan. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

It can often take time for any incoming manager to establish a voice and vision for how he wants his team to play. The new football season is only wee(...)

If the lines of communication from club to county board to central council to Congress were working, there wouldn’t be any need for a Club Players Association.   Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As a man who enjoys all the meats of the sporting stew, I was at the Ireland v New Zealand game last weekend with my father, who hadn’t been to Lansdo(...)

Thomas Flynn celebrates with Damien Comer after scoring Galway’s winning goal against Mayo in the Connacht championship semi-final at McHale Park last month. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

No matter what happens in Pearse Stadium on Sunday, Galway football is beginning to move from the shadows. The county has had gaps before: it failed (...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh appears to have infused his charges with some backbone, with the team conceding only one goal so far in the championship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When the day was doused for good in Salthill a fortnight ago and thoughts were turning to wringing the rain out of our very souls, Kevin Walsh barely (...)

Michael Murphy: wasn’t moveing with his usual freedom for Donegal in the Ulster final against Monaghan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

How quickly perceptions shift. If Donegal had managed to scrape past Monaghan in what was a cagey, claustrophobic Ulster final, the general vie(...)

Face-off: Galway captain Gary O’Donnell and Mayo captain Andy Moran will be hoping the Connacht title will lead to Croke Park glory. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former Mayo manager John Maughan said a few years ago when discussing the impact of the qualifiers on the All-Ireland series that whereas the likes(...)

Connacht’s players celebrate their defeat of Munster on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

For Connacht devotees, these must be strange times. Somewhere Monty Hall’s old gem – “I became an overnight success after 20 years” – must be rattling(...)

Anthony Cunningham is about to be put in charged for another two years with the option of a third.

Anthony Cunningham is set to become Galway’s longest serving manager since Cyril Farrell guided them to All-Ireland glory in the 1980s after being han(...)

Meanwhile, earlier in Croke Park. The ESPN man: “This place can seat 82,000 for sawker!” As if the hurt wasn’t deep enough, like. Photograph: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile

Well, good heavens.As if Saturday wasn’t gobsmacking enough (prompting an English man on the Twitter machine to instruct his friends: “Get yourself on(...)

Brendan Lynskey: double All-Ireland winner from 1987 and 1988 set to challenge Anthony Cunningham for Galway manger’s job. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Former All Star Brendan Lynskey has confirmed that he will be challenging Anthony Cunningham to become the new Galway hurling manager.And with former (...)

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