Colm Collins

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Dublin players Denis Bastick, Cormac Costello, Diarmuid Connolly and Paul Flynn celebrate winning the NFL title last year Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

This weekend sees what has become arguably the biggest afternoon of the year in the football calendar. The final day of the Allianz Football League se(...)

Colm Collins: “When you get wins against teams that are perceived to be better than you that’s really good for confidence.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The result of the weekend came in Division Two of the football league with Clare’s first win against Cork in top-level competition since the champion(...)

Colm Collins wants his team to be more clinical. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Clare 2-11 Down 0-11 Clare dominated from start to finish to see off the challenge of a struggling Down team at Cusack Park on Sunday. Leading by (...)

James Kielt converted a late free to rescue a point for Derry against Clare. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Derry 0-11 Clare 1-8 A last-gasp point from James Kielt, five minutes into injury time, gave Derry a share of the spoils in a dramatic game at Celtic(...)

Peadar Healy could struggle to keep Cork in Division Two. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork Status: Steadily dropping. Last year’s unlucky relegation was followed by a first defeat by Tipperary since the 1940s and a fourth year of wat(...)

Clare’s new joint senior hurling managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor. Photograph: Inpho

There was white smoke in Clare on Tuesday night as Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor were confirmed as the county’s new senior hurling managers. The (...)

Dublin’s Jim Gavin and Kerry’s Éamonn Fitzmaurice won their first All-Irelands as managers aged 42 and 37 respectively. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Football is now a young man’s game, they say, and that doesn’t just go for the players. The men on the line are starting young and not sticking aroun(...)

Clare’s Podge Collins is surrounded by Kerry players during the  All-Ireland SFC quarter-final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A warning should flash up on the screen prior to a programme to warn those of a nervous disposition not to be alarmed, that television sports punditry(...)

Kerry Manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice watched his team reach yet another All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The GAA in all its stubborn splendour. More than any other emotion, relief came with Maurice Deegan’s full-time whistle. Relief that the game was f(...)

Clare’s David Tubridy in action against Sligo. He has posed a threat in attack along with Eoin Cleary. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC Quarter-Final: Kerry v Clare, Croke Park, Sunday, 2.0 (RTÉ 1) Clare took a big beating in Killarney back in June but have restored(...)

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