Dublin’s Brian Fenton clashes with Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor during the 2017 All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Curbing Fenton’s influence will be one of Mayo’s key priorities. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC semi-final, Dublin v Mayo, Croke Park, 5.0 (Live, RTÉ2 and Sky Sports Arena) So after all the ins and outs of the championship, the h(...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh celebrates a goal against Clare. He has worn the senior county jersey with distinction in both football and hurling.   Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Twenty years ago, Cork reached the senior All-Ireland final in both football and hurling. Even more remarkably, one player, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, played (...)

Meath’s Cillian O’Sullivan tussles with Tyrone’s Colm Cavanagh during last year’s  All-Ireland qualifier at Páirc Tailteann. Meath came very close to dumping out the eventual All-Ireland finalists.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Twenty long years on from Meath’s last All-Ireland, its orchestrator and 1999 Footballer of the Year Trevor Giles at last has some positive developmen(...)

Can Clare contain Galway’s Joe Canning? Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The opening match of the first All-Ireland semi-final weekend to take place under the revised calendar feels a little like the undercard. With a big c(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton is tackled by Galway’s Ciarán Duggan during the Allianz Football League Division One final at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Some 20-20 vision Back 10 weeks ago when the league started, I was asked to do some Nostradamus stuff on the likely outcome of Division One. Whatever(...)

SATURDAY AIB All-Ireland club SHC final replay Cuala (Dublin) v Na Piarsaigh (Limerick), O’Moore Park, 5.30 [Live, TG4] Na Piarsaigh were easily the(...)

Players from both sides compete for the ball in Croke Park during Saturday’s draw. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Cuala 1-22 Na Piarsaigh 2-19 There’s nothing quite as anti-climactic as a drawn final and Saturday’s gripping AIB All-Ireland hurling showpiece at Cr(...)

Cuala’s Con O’Callaghan in action against Galway’s Liam Mellows in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club Championship semi-final at Semple Stadium in February. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

It’s unfortunate timing that Saturday’s AIB All-Ireland club hurling final overlaps with Ireland’s Grand Slam rugby encounter in Twickenham, as it’s h(...)

Mickey Harte:  has been trying to retame the wilderness for 10 years at this stage but   his conviction that he is capable of doing so has not wavered. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

In Keith Duggan’s revealing interview with Tyrone manager Mickey Harte on the day this season began just under a fortnight ago, there were flashes and(...)

Cuala’s Con O’Callaghan was to the fore again on Sunday. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Cuala (Dublin) 3-17 St Martin’s (Wexford) 0-15 If and when it happens, the team that stops Cuala will have done a serious day’s work. Wexford champi(...)

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