Damien Comer

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Shane Walsh: was the one Galway player who was exceptional all through the game against Roscommon. Photograph: Laszo Geczo/Inpho

The Connacht final threw up some tantalising questions: could Roscommon put titles back-to-back for the first time since 1991 and it was also a test o(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer and Shane Walsh celebrate after the match at Hyde Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 0-16 Roscommon 2-6 A game of four halves, this. Galway played one half of shackled, stilted packed defence football and only found themselves (...)

Tony Kelly: Clare will be looking to the former Hurler of the Year to help inspire a victory over Limerick at Cusack Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SUNDAY Connacht SFC final Roscommon v Galway, Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon, 4.0 [LIVE, RTÉ 1] For the past two years, Galway have struggled to put good (...)

Fintan Cregg: possesses the athleticism and pace to track roving half forwards, which seems to be the point of selecting him at centre half back. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Roscommon named their team for Sunday’s Connacht final last Sunday, with Fintan Cregg’s selection at centre back still raising eyebrows. Cregg has ma(...)

Damien Comer: he is a  prime example of what is possible for Galway. He is loving being the leader of their attack. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There was a fella back in west Kerry years ago who was known as The Cricket. He was always talking about the crickets – by which he meant critics, alt(...)

  Tom Flynn of Galway and Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea during Sunday’s  Connacht  Football Championship quarter-final in  MacHale Park, Castlebar. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sunday in Castlebar in ways replicated last year’s championship meeting between Galway and Mayo in Pearse Stadium: a claustrophobic tight match of inc(...)

Final whistle: Galway’s Eoghan Kerin celebrates his side’s victory over Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-12 It was never a match that could equal the vast hopes and passions of the occasion, with the fault lines along the Mayo-Galway b(...)

Mayo’s Aiden O’Shea  with Johnny Heaney, Sean Kelly, Declan Kyne and Barry McHugh of Galway during their   Division One clash at Pearse Stadium, Galway, in February. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 Connacht SFC quarter-final: Mayo v Galway Sunday, MacHale Park, Castlebar, 4pm Down the track it comes. There’s nothing like a big first-roun(...)

In action for the Mayo Under-21s in 2016, Eoin O’Donoghue will make his senior championship debut on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Championship debutant Eoin O’Donoghue has been named in Mayo’s starting XV for Sunday’s Connacht quarter-final against Galway. Stephen Rochford has r(...)

 Galway’s Damien Comer takes on Dublin’s David Byrne. Dublin’s plan for Comer was a man-marker on the edge of the square and a sweeper patrolling the arc in front of him. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Damien Comer plays football like somebody dared him not to. In another life, he’d have heard John L Sullivan belly up to the bar declaring he’d lick a(...)

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