Cian O Neill

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Cian O’Neill: “This year we need to get our preparations right and then perform. That’s the challenge.” Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

One of these days some county manager might step out of line and admit he’s already looking past their next game, only it won’t be Cian O’Neill, not r(...)

Mayo celebrate their league final win in Croke Park. It was a deserved success and long-time observers were impressed by the game management that conclusively saw off Kerry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“The biggest thing is that it endorses and reinforces the work that we are doing on the training field. It’s a bit of tin and I’m sure in five weeks’ (...)

Conor Cox: has impressed during the league as the main scoring threat for Roscommon. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

SATURDAY Allianz Football League Division Four Derry v Wexford, Bellaghy, 4.0 The divisional winners take on a disappointing Wexford in what should(...)

Jimmy Hyland scores four points in Kildare’s victory over Armagh in Newbridge. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kildare 0-14 Armagh 1-11 Whatever about the old proverb of a cat having nine lives, any such feline characteristics were used – time and time again (...)

2018 Division Two champions Roscommon:  Conor Devaney lifts the league trophy in Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho/Bryan Keane.

Armagh Armagh’s Jemar Hall Manager: Kieran McGeeney (5th season) Selectors: Jim McCorry, Paddy McKeever, Denis Hollywood Last good le(...)

 Kildare football manager Cian O’Neill’s side face Westmeath in the  O’Byrne Cup. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

O’Byrne Cup (Leinster SF) round three With Dublin receiving a bye to the O’Byrne Cup semi-finals, the remaining three places will be filled this week(...)

Robbie Smyth scored 0-8 to help Longford to an O’Byrne Cup victory over Meath. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Robbie Smyth maintained his strong pre-season form for Longford with another match-winning display in the O’Byrne Cup. The experienced attacker struc(...)

Dublin’s Philip McMahon celebrates in front of Hill 16 after Dublin’s victory over Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Much of the steam produced by the annual championship draws has evaporated at this stage because of two influences: the new format in hurling, which m(...)

Mayo players stand for the national anthem before the All-Ireland qualifier defeat to Kildare in Newbridge which ended their season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This week a year ago, Mayo was bubbling. Both the men’s and women’s senior teams were getting ready for All-Ireland finals. The local papers were fel(...)

 David Clifford  squeezes the ball past the Monaghan defence and goalkeeper Rory Beggan in Clones. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The football final appears in front of us like a grubby-faced child that nobody has the heart to go at with a wipe. A foregone conclusion at the end o(...)

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