The decline of  Down is just one factor in the lack of competitiveness in Ulster football. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Within five days the GAA faces into the prospect of a major international soccer tournament in which not just one but both Ireland teams will feature.(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea has gone well in an advanced role during the Allianz League Division One campaign to date. Photograph: Inpho

Today Matches at 7.0 unless stated Division One Mayo v Dublin, Elverys MacHale Park, (Live Setanta 1, 7.0) – The counties have had some of th(...)

Cormac Costello celebrates a goal against Wexford in the Leinster semi-final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There’s something about Dublin that feels familiar to me from my own football career and that’s the unbreakable confidence that teams acquire from con(...)