Rob Hennelly is back in the Mayo team. Photograph: Inpho

Robert Hennelly has been named in goal for Mayo’s final Super 8s clash with Donegal on Saturday evening. Hennelly replaces the injured David Clarke f(...)

James Horan:  will be in a position to field a selection closer to full strength than at any stage since losing the Connacht semi-final when Mayo host Donegal in Castlebar. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

This weekend will clear the decks for the All-Ireland semi-finals. Two matches left to win Sam Maguire. That may well train attention on Dublin’s bid (...)

In five games so far this summer, a core group of 10 Dublin players have started every game. The average age of the team that beat Roscommon a fortnight ago was 27.7. Brian Howard was the only player under 25 in the side. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

And so to the last game of the Super 8s. Or, as Dublin chose to use it last year, the day when the end-of-year medal order gets bulked out. A chance f(...)

Despite crucifying defeats and outlandish ill-luck and decision making, the Green and Red have been ignoring the writers and naysayers, prophesying their demise since 2014.

Football won’t end this Mayo team. Physiology will. That and old age. The 2011 All Ireland semi-finals heralded a new age in football. Jim McGuinness (...)

Ciarán Kilkenny: has not experienced defeat in a championship game for Dublin since the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Mayo.  He missed the 2014 season due to a cruciate ligament injury. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Our digital recording devices are lined up in front of him and straightaway Ciarán Kilkenny is all chat. Why wouldn’t he be? He’s still coming down o(...)

The Kerry Under-20 team after their defeat to Cork. Photograph: Inpho

Faltering conveyor belt One team had all the confidence of serial winners, their audacious scoring conveying an utter disregard for the laws of physi(...)

Dublin’s Dean Rock scores a goal during the Super 8s victory over Roscommon at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 2-26 Roscommon 0-14 The Dub Nation marches on. After a fascinating duel between Cork and Tyrone in the Saturday evening curtain-raiser in Cro(...)

Donegal duo Paddy McBrearty and Jamie Brennan could  prove a potent threat to Kerry’s defence at Croke Park.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SATURDAY All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals, Group 2, Phase 2 Cork v Tyrone, Dr Hyde Park, 5.0 [Live, Sky Sports] Cork have been one of the great rest(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly wins a late free which Dean Rock converted to seal victory in the 2017 All-Ireland final against Mayo. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The late Anthony Foley was only shortly into his appointment as Munster rugby head coach when he became a bit impatient with the constant questioning (...)

Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has confirmed that Diarmuid Connolly is back training with the senior team. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has confirmed that Diarmuid Connolly is back training with the senior team and with that expected to play some part (...)

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