James Horan

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Kerry’s David Clifford and Brendan McCole of Donegal in their AFL Division One game at  Austin Stack Park, Tralee on Saturday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In a normal year, the final weekend of the Allianz Football League (AFL) is one of the great setpieces of the GAA year. Sixteen matches start simultan(...)

Top: A packed stadium watches the Bledisloe Cup match between New Zealand and Australia (Photo: Getty Images). Bottom: Supporters watch the Galway and Mayo match in Tuam (Photo: Inpho).

If there is to be a season, then at least the GAA won’t have to worry about attendance being down this year. The season resumed over the weekend in a (...)

Aidan O’Shea on the ball during Mayo’s thrashing of Galway. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway 0-17 Mayo 3-23 It would have been a day for Mayo to lock the gates and make their old enemies watch - had there been anyone inside to watch. A(...)

London’s Seán Kelly and Brian Collins celebrate at the final whistle after the victory over Leitrim in the 2013 Connacht SFC semi-final replay at  Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

On the first Sunday in April 2013, the London footballers finished out yet another gruelling league campaign with yet another defeat. This one was awa(...)

Ryan McHugh celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in front of Donegal fans. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish people are a reliably sanctimonious lot when it comes to the GAA. Rarely more so, in fact. We go on as if no other sport is community-based, as (...)

David Clifford in action against Meath during the Allianz Football League Division 1 game at  Fitzgerald Stadium in  Killarney. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Saturday ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE Mayo v Kerry* (MacHale Park, 7.15 – Live RTÉ 2 & Eir Sport 1) *Rescheduled for Sunday at 1pm due to(...)

James Horan’s Mayo side suffered a heavy Allianz League defeat to Monaghan on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mayo GAA have broken off all contact with Tim O’Leary, the financier who founded the Mayo GAA International Supporters Foundation. A statement by the (...)

Monaghan’s Darren Hughes: “We’ve had a few decent performances, but haven’t always gotten the results to reward them. That’s Division One football for you.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

This weekend marks the half-way stage for the football league and already there is a focus on Division One survival. The outlook is unpromising for ne(...)

Mayo’s Kevin McLoughlin scores the winning goal in the Allianz Football League Division 1 game against Meath at  Páirc Tailteann in Navan. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Meath 2-5 Mayo 1-9 Meath’s wait for a first win in Division One goes on – despite a helter-skelter finish in Páirc Tailteann that originally looked a(...)

Meath will hope to ignite their Division One campaign against Mayo. Photo: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Saturday [all throw-ins 7pm unless stated] Division One Dublin v Monaghan, Croke Park [eir sport and RTÉ 2]: Not only are Monaghan on a three-in-a-r(...)

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