Colm Collins

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Cork’s William Egan tackles Lee Chin of Wexford during round two of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship qualifiers. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There comes a time during every major soccer tournament, usually at around the last 16 stage, when the initial thrill of three games a day has passed (...)

 Roscommon’s Cathal Cregg and Ciaran Murtagh dejected after the Connacht final defeat. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

All-Ireland SF Qualifiers Round Four A Roscommon v Clare, Pearse Stadium, 3.0 Although two divisions separated the counties’ league seasons, summer(...)

 Martin McMahon tackles Kyle Cawley during Clare’s qualifier win over Sligo. Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

Clare 2-17 Sligo 1-13 Clare footballers seem intent on giving their hurlers a run for their money as to who will stay in contention in the champion(...)

Meath are slightly better off than Derry after a Leinster semi-final against Dublin that would have looked like a contest to the untrained eye. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY Qualifier 2A Derry v Meath, Owenbeg, 2.30 Meath walk into Derry’s centre of excellence with both counties so far away from that word i(...)

“I never believed in getting beaten and trying to keep the score down,” says Clare manager Colm Collins. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Something resembling competitive football is expected up in Ballybofey on Sunday. Fermanagh, under their wily manager Pete McGrath, could conceivably (...)

Clare’s David Tubridy scores a goal during the Allianz Football League Division 3 Final at Croke Park. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Clare 2-17 Kildare 1-19 Eoin Cleary emerged as Clare’s last-gasp hero at Croke Park with the winning point seven minutes into injury-time to secure a(...)

As Monaghan’s most potent attacking player, Conor McManus has been targetted by opponents. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

SATURDAY Throw-ins at 7.0 unless stated Division 1 Down v Dublin Páirc Esler Lives Setanta Sports It was after a defeat here four years ago th(...)

Gary Brennan scored Clare’s goal against Sligo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare 1-11 Sligo 0-7 Clare’s Division Three campaign got off to the best of starts at Miltown Malbay on Sunday when they defeated Sligo by seven poin(...)

Kieran Bergin battles past Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin in last year’s replayed All-Ireland final. Photograph: Alan Betson

Kieran Bergin is adopting a light-hearted view on the injury sustained by fellow Tipperary defender Pádraic Maher, at least for now. Maher injured hi(...)

 Brian Whelahan on the sideline during a  National League match in 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Brian Whelahan has become the first high-profile managerial casualty of the season, resigning as Offaly hurling manager after a disappointing champion(...)

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