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Dublin’s Bernard Brogan scores a goal against Monaghan. Dublin’s heavy scoring rate helped push up the overall total this summer. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Claiming the black card as an instant success, the GAA yesterday released statistics from this year’s football championship to support the effect of t(...)

How do you get your player to operate farther out the pitch? Kerry’s James O’Donoghue plays table football with Abigail Bradshaw (6) from Knockylon during a visit with the Sam Maguire Cup to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin this morning. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Inevitably, the All-Ireland senior hurling final replay next weekend will take some of the limelight from the biggest day of the year for women’s f(...)

Monaghan’s Dessie Mone: could be largely confined to defensive duties against Dublin’s rampant attack. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I read with interest Niall Moyna’s comments here during the week on the likely physical impact on Monaghan of last week’s qualifier win over Kildare b(...)

Champions Dublin are unlikely to show rivals Monaghan any quarter at Croke Park. Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Monaghan come to Croke Park this evening having had a good year. They might not have retained the Ulster title but have returned to Division One and (...)

Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan attempts to clear his lines at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Monaghan 2-16 Kildare 2-14 (after extra time, Monaghan 1-13 Kildare 2-10 after normal time)Monaghan eventually secured the last spot in the All-Irelan(...)

There is no easy or deliberate way of peaking for an All-Ireland football final, and for Mayo that’s what this summer is all about. All year I’ve g(...)

Cormac Costello celebrates a goal against Wexford in the Leinster semi-final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There’s something about Dublin that feels familiar to me from my own football career and that’s the unbreakable confidence that teams acquire from con(...)

Monaghan’s Cormac McManus will pose a huge threat to Donegal in the Ulster final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

They might be giants. In what seems like the blink of an eye, Malachy O’Rourke has transformed a Monaghan team with a great future behind it into a s(...)

Armagh’s Kevin Dias and Monaghan’s Dick Clerkin in action during the Ulster SFC semi-final replay  at  St Tiernach’s Park in  Clones. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Monaghan 1-18 Armagh 1-13It wasn’t quite as comfortable as it should have been but Monaghan are back in another Ulster football final, dispensing of A(...)

 Tipperary’s Lar Corbett returns for the qualifier against Galway in Thurles tomorrow.

Lar Corbett returns to the Tipperary team for tomorrow’s All-Ireland hurling qualifier against Galway in Thurles. The former Hurler of the Year is (...)

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