Mayo are an older team now than when they last met Dublin in the 2017 final. It would appear as if this is the greatest team of all time they are playing. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And then there were four. Kerry-Tyrone has its own recent history and edge and I am sure it will produce a worthy finalist on Sunday. But I think it i(...)

Donegal’s Jamei Brennan  and Kerry’s Mark Griffin take a tumble during yesterday’s quarter-final phase two clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It would be hard to imagine a much cagier gathering than the post-match media conferences two-thirds of the way through the Super 8s schedule. Except (...)

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(...)

Mayo’s Keith Higgins with David Bray of Meath during the 2009 All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The meeting of Mayo and Meath in Sunday’s Super 8s clash at Croke Park revives an old championship rivalry. The counties will have met in All-Ireland (...)

Donegal’s Jamie Brennan celebrates scoring a goal during the Ulster SFC semi-final against  Tyrone at Kingspan Breffni Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Donegal 1-16 Tyrone 0-15 The pendulum swings again. Declan Bonner’s young team took a huge stride forward with a strong and sometimes brilliant Satur(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy scores a goal in the Allianz Football League Division 2 match against Armagh in  Ballybofey.  Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Donegal 1-9 Armagh 0-11 Michael Murphy came off the bench to help Donegal get back to winning ways in Ballybofey, hitting 1-2 as Donegal squeezed pas(...)

Joe Canning scores a point from a sideline ball against Clare at Croke Park. There are some doubts about his fitness in advance of the replay at Semple Stadium in Thurles.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Gradually, and then all at once. Hemingway’s line about how you go bankrupt feels on the money here. Nine games left in the GAA summer and five of th(...)

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh:  “He has been fouled an average 10 or 12 times a game, and there are very few cards for the fouls.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal manager Declan Bonner has called on GAA officials to give Ryan McHugh greater “protection”. Bonner says he is concerned at the high volume of(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy  scores a free during the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Super 8s game against Roscommon at Dr Hyde Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Roscommon 0-13 Donegal 0-20 In the 26th minute of this game in a sun-drenched Hyde Park, Donegal supporters saw something close to the return of the(...)

Dublin’s Niall Scully scores his second goal past goalkeeper Donegal goalkeeper Shaun Patton during the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final Super 8 game at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 2-15 Donegal 0-16 The house DJ played Bowie’s Let’s Dance when Dublin took the field just seconds before the second-half throw-in. But there a(...)

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