Ian Burke

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Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor celebrates his team’s win over Galway in Limerick. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 2-13 Galway 1-13 Mayo, the great survivors of qualifier football over the past four years, made up for their only lapse – last year – by reachin(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh has won his last seven matches against Mayo. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway’s defensive system is made for predictable attacks, and that’s why it holds up so well against Mayo. In their last seven wins over Mayo – they(...)

Roscommon’s Cathal Cregg celebrates winning his third Connacht title. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 0-12 Roscommon 1-13 Forewarned is forearmed and yet as the rain fell and the pitch became splashy and all sense was squeezed from this cold Ju(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Corofin players celebrate their All-Ireland senior club final victory over Dr Crokes at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If these are the last club finals to be played on a St Patrick’s Day, at least they take their leave of the national holiday showing where the club ga(...)

The Corofin team celebrate with the the Andy Merrigan Cup. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Corofin (Galway) 2-16 Dr Crokes (Kerry) 0-10 The anticipated summit between the clubs who had shared the last two AIB All-Ireland football titles nev(...)

Ballyhale Shamrocks’ Colin Fennelly on his way to scoring a goal against Naomh Éanna in the Leinster semi-final at Wexford Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

SATURDAY Allianz Hurling League Division 1 quarter-finals Galway v Wexford, Pearse Stadium, 1.30, Live TG4 The first of two championship rehearsals(...)

Corofin’s Gary Sice scores a goal during the AIB  All-Ireland Senior Club Championship semi-final at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Corofin 2-13 Gaoth Dobhair 1-12 Corofin will defend their All-Ireland crown at Croke Park on St Patrick’s Day after they saw off Gaoth Dobhair at Pái(...)

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