Galway’s Damien Comer (right) comes under pressure from Kildare’s Fergal Conway in the All-Ireland football championship quarter-final last year.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht SFC final: Galway v Roscommon, Pearse Stadium, Sunday, 4.0 (Live RTÉ) It has slipped under the radar that this match constitutes a record fo(...)

The upside of missing so many players is that others get a chance to put their hands up, for example corner forward Antaine Ó Laoi. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy

Galway footballers travel to Omagh on Sunday firmly in control of their fate in this year’s league. If they win, they advance to the final, probably t(...)

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 (...)

Meath native Conor Nash after making his AFL debut. Photograph: Getty Images

Since Paul Earley went to Melbourne in 1983 Irish players have departed for the AFL from 22 different counties, but there’s never been more of them do(...)