Clare’s goalscoring machine Shane O’Donnell goes past Cork’s Shane O’Neill in the 2013 All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This hurling championship is the 25th since the abolition of the purely knock-out format that had been in use for over a century. Since 1997, when def(...)

Tracking defenders is not the natural game of players like Donie Smith or Diarmuid Murtagh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It was no fault of the teams but there was something terribly dismal about the spectacle in Hyde Park on Sunday and as the game went on the elephant i(...)

Neil McGee could return for Donegal for Saturday evening’s Allianz Football League semi-final against Dublin at Breffni Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Saturday Division 1 semi-finals Kerry v Tyrone, Fitzgerald Stadium, 5.0 – Live, TG4 You’d imagine that neither of these sides is far enough along th(...)

Galway’s Finnian O’Laoi with Niall Daly of Roscommon during their Allianz League clash. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 2-16 Roscommon 1-13 Not a game that will be spoken of in 20 days, let alone 20 years. But for Galway, it was just the tonic. A solid defensive(...)

 Roscommon’s Brian Stack tackles Paddy Small of Dublin in an incident that resulted in a black card. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For the second week running the GAA’s league programme has been dominated by criticisms of rule changes from managers and pundits. Willie Barrett, wh(...)

Galway’s Joseph Cooney is tackled by Limerick’s  Diarmaid Byrnes during the league clash at Salthill. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It never takes the GAA long to get its storylines up and running again. The new season is still taking its first steps but already the intriguing th(...)

Remarkably, Laois have never played Dublin in Laois. Photograph: Inpho

I watched Laois warming up to play Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday lunchtime and began to think of my own time managing Roscommon. And I wondered about(...)

Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor scores the first goal of the game in their Connacht semi-final win over Roscommon. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The dream lives on for Joe Biden’s favourite Gaelic football team. If the election to the White House of the ancestral son of Mayo is proof of anythin(...)

Roscommon’s Enda Smith lifts the Division 2 trophy. Photograph: Inpho

Roscommon 1-12 Cavan 0-13 In his acceptance speech after receiving the Division 2 cup following this match, Roscommon captain Enda Smith mentioned th(...)

Cathal Cregg scored one of Roscommon’s two second-half goals against Kildare in Newbridge. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kildare 0-13 Roscommon 2-11 Cathal Cregg and Enda Smith hit the Kildare net in the last 17 minutes in Newbridge to breathe new life into Roscommon’s(...)

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