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Kevin McKernan of Down celebrates  at the final whistle of the  Ulster SFC semi-final against Monaghan   at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh. Photograph: Daire Brennan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Down breathed pure magic into the All-Ireland football championship on Saturday evening and left the rest of country marvelling over what was a fabulo(...)

Conor McManus has looked sharp and in good fettle with two goals to his name already

Ulster SFC semi-final Monaghan v Down, Athletic Grounds, Armagh, Saturday, 7.0 Last year’s meeting between the counties was the nadir of Down’s two-(...)

Wexford’s Conor McDonald celebrates scoring  a goal in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A quarter-final against Kilkenny at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL Cork v Tipperary, Páirc Uí Rinn, 5.0 – live on RTÉ 2 After pulling off last year’s once-in-72 years number on Cork, (...)

Monaghan’s Jack McCarron is challenged by Fermanagh’s Ryan McCluskey during his side’s Ulster Championship win in Clones. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Monaghan 1-20 Fermanagh 1-11 Among the more laudable traits Monaghan have developed during Malachy O’Rourke’s time in charge has been an impressive f(...)

 Tomás Corrigan: “Coming from Fermanagh, I didn’t realise that there were Irish people who didn’t know what Gaelic football was. People who didn’t follow it”

In his early days studying law at Trinity, wedged into lecture-room rows with yah-yah dudes from private school Dublin, Tomás Corrigan made a startlin(...)

Conor McManus and Monaghan can reach the All-Ireland semi-finals. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

ANTRIM Co-managers: Frank Fitzsimons (1st year) and Gearóid Adams (2nd year) Odds: All-Ireland 1,000/1; Ulster 100/1 Next up: v Donegal, Ballybofey(...)

Kerry’s Bryan Sheehan stood out for many as being the most reliable free-taker in the country. Photo: Inpho

SEÁN MORAN 1. Is it a case of the usual suspects or is there a chance of a springer this year? Who is that most likely to be? I suspect Tipperary’s (...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly and Kerry’s Jonathan Lyne do battle in this year’s league final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There is always a temptation to believe that we live in historic times. This is different, however – there is good reason to see the 2017 GAA football(...)

Monaghan’s Gavin Doogan, Darren Hughes and Neil Mc Adam with Paul Flynn and Brian Fenton of Dublin. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Monaghan 1-15 Dublin 2-15 We wouldn’t want artificially to exaggerate the crime rate by describing what happened in Clones on Sunday before 13,227 wi(...)

Under Malachy O’Rourke Monaghan have perfected a template of organisation and counter-attacking intelligence. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A much bigger deal would be made about the Monaghan football revolution had it not coincided with the dazzling comet of the Dublin football team. You (...)

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