Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

Meath’s Michael Newman is tackled by Armagh’s  Brendan Donaghy during the qualifer at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Armagh 0-18 Meath 0-13 Meath, a football dynasty deep in transition, have been removed from the championship before the serious business commences a(...)

David Bray of Meath with struggles to find a way past James Morgan of Armagh at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Armagh 0-18 Meath 0-13Meath, a football dynasty deep in transition, have been removed from the championship before the serious business commences as A(...)

Meath’s Michael Burke protests to the referee after a scuffle in the Leinster final defeat to Dublin at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Dublin’s devastating Leinster football final victory in Croke Park this afternoon has been slightly clouded by an allegation of biting from Mick O’D(...)

Meath’s Damien Carroll with Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey during last year’s Leinster final at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Mick O’Dowd’s painstaking stewardship of Meath’s fortunes brings the county into another Leinster final against Dublin. They are imbued with enough(...)

Kildare’s Hugh McGrillen tackles Meath’s Stephen Bray during the Leinster semi-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Meath 2-16 Kildare 0-17 Led from the front by Stephen Bray, Meath sprang a nasty surprise on Kildare at Croke Park in yesterday’s Leinster football s(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan with Paddy Brophy after the win over Louth at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin’s shock and awe routine brings with it plenty of collateral damage, chiefly and most obviously the shortening of careers that might otherwise (...)

Wicklow’s Paddy Dalton and Mark Staines with Damien Carroll of Meath in Baltinglass. Photograph: Inpho

MEATH 4-11 WICKLOW 2-5: On the scenic route into Baltinglass, over the Wicklow Gap, the wind was howling and the rain outrageous. What football lesson(...)

Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke with Eoghan O’Gara and Diarmuid Connolly. Photograph: Donall  Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 2-15 Meath 0-14: Meath forced Dublin to dig out their 52nd Leinster title today, and for that they will be grateful, but we witnessed two count(...)