Damien Comer

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Galway’s Damien Comer (right) comes under pressure from Kildare’s Fergal Conway in the All-Ireland football championship quarter-final last year.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht SFC final: Galway v Roscommon, Pearse Stadium, Sunday, 4.0 (Live RTÉ) It has slipped under the radar that this match constitutes a record fo(...)

All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final Phase 2, St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge, Co. Kildare 22/7/2018Kildare vs GalwayKildare's Fergal Conway with Damien Comer of GalwayMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with his style of play that Damien Comer is an impatient invalid. Comer, whose wrecking-ball role gave (...)

Shane Walsh:  He can do anything with a football. He carries on that Galway pedigree of going out and playing with flair. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo

Every team has a certain lifespan. Or every ordinary team anyway. Jim Gavin’s greatest trick with Dublin has been to take away the ups and downs that (...)

Damien Comer is set to miss the Connacht SFC final against Roscommon. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway football captain Damien Comer has admitted that he is unlikely to be fit in time for the Connacht final against Roscommon, on Sunday June 16th.(...)

Can anyone stop Stephen Cluxton and Dublin and the drive for five? All photographs: Inpho

Connacht Galway Manager: Kevin Walsh (5th year) Odds: All-Ireland 11/1; Connacht 4/5 Next up: v London, Ruislip, 5th May, 3.30 Galway’s lea(...)

The upside of missing so many players is that others get a chance to put their hands up, for example corner forward Antaine Ó Laoi. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy

Galway footballers travel to Omagh on Sunday firmly in control of their fate in this year’s league. If they win, they advance to the final, probably t(...)

Galway goalkeeper Mághnus Breathnach challenges Dublin’s Dean Rock during the Allianz Football League Division 1 match at  Croke Park. Photograph:  Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Galway 0-7 By way of minor consolation Galway manager Kevin Walsh suggested he wouldn’t be reading too deeply into a result like this. No(...)

 Dean Rock celebrates after scoring Dublin’s goal during the  Allianz Football League Division 1 match at  Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Dublin 1-15 Galway 0-7 World order restored, Dublin looking casual and then perfectly calculated in getting back to winning ways at Croke Park. It i(...)

Dublin’s goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton acknowledges Hill 16 after winning the All-Ireland. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In all of this, we must remember that when The Beatles put out Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields Forever as a double A-side single, it didn’t make it t(...)

Dublin’s playmaker Ciaran Kilkenny takes a shot during the All-Ireland SFC against Tyrone. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In order to halt Dublin’s pursuit of four in a row and claim Sam Maguire for themselves, Tyrone need to force Dublin to take risks; risks in possessio(...)

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