Jamie Clarke: has returned from his travels to add substantial craft and guile to the Armagh forward line for the McKenna Cup decider against Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

 SATURDAY McKenna Cup final, Ulster SF Armagh v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 7.30 [Live, TG4] – Tyrone’s grip on the trophy, rudely disrupted (...)

A Tuesday tea-time in Ballaghaderreen and the blinds are drawn on the windows of Seánie Mac’s, the barbers on Pound Street. Inside, Seán McDermott is(...)

Mayo senior football manager James Horan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

James Horan and Terry Hyland will return to the sideline and to familiar game day routines when they convene in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday for a low(...)

Anthony Cunningham is the new Roscommon football manager. Photograph: Inpho

Roscommon, the last senior football intercounty team to name a manager for the 2019 season, have announced that Anthony Cunningham has been ratified a(...)

Joe Canning after the victory over Clare in Thurles. “We had a lot of doubters outside our group, even in our home county. It’s just great that we could quieten a few today.”  Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

There was much indignation and surprise when, in the minutes after Galway’s draining hurling semi-final replay win over Clare, Joe Canning made a poin(...)

Galway’s Johnny Coen with Lee Chin of Wexford during Round 4 of the Leinster championship at Wexford Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

After the Wexford versus Galway game on Saturday evening I found it interesting that Davy Fitzgerald’s take was “this will stand to us when we meet th(...)

Galway’s Conor Whelan battles with Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Maybe it is only now that the Galway hurling clans will feel as if they belong. Their inclusion in the Leinster championship has worked and the sight (...)

Dublin manager Pat Gilroy and coach Anthony Cunningham.  What’s the dynamic there? Is  Cunningham  calling the shots during a game or is the manager? Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Going into the championship no team has more question marks hanging over them than Dublin. At the start of the week you would have been hard pushed to(...)

With development potential Despite previous forebodings that teams playing in the lower division couldn’t realistically compete against top-flight op(...)

Colm Callanan celebrates victory in the  2017 All-Ireland senior hurling championship final at Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

It’s hard to think of a more redemptive All-Ireland story and Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan, who at 35 is coming back for another AHL season, can id(...)

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