Liam Mchale

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Remarkably, Laois have never played Dublin in Laois. Photograph: Inpho

I watched Laois warming up to play Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday lunchtime and began to think of my own time managing Roscommon. And I wondered about(...)

Kerry manager Jack O’Connor and Mayo manager John Maughan pictured with Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and the Sam Maguire trophy  ahead of the 2004 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The world turns and in Portlaoise on Sunday, John Maughan and Jack O’Connor take opposite dugouts for the Offaly-Kildare Leinster championship quarter(...)

 David Clifford in action against Ronan McNamee of Tyrone. “I don’t buy this idea that Kerry have nothing to lose. They have an All-Ireland final to lose.”  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Over the next 10 days, everyone will have their say about the football final. The only thing more talked about than an All-Ireland final is a Dublin-(...)

Roscommon’s Enda Smith and Donal Smith celebrate with supporters last year’s Connacht final victory over Galway at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

In many ways, Roscommon are better set up for an ambush of Galway in this Connacht final than they were a year ago. While they won’t exactly be leapi(...)

Kevin McStay has been reappointed as Roscommon football manager. photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Kevin McStay has been reappointed as Roscommon football manager for a two-year term, with an option for a third. A meeting of the Roscommon GAA Count(...)

Referee Joe McQuillan awards Mayo a penalty during the semi-final against Dublin in 2015. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Expect the worse and move on up from there. That’s how Pat McEnaney advises Joe McQuillan to handle Sunday’s All-Ireland football final. “People thin(...)

Roscommon’s Niall Kilroy, Fintan Cregg and David Murray with Andy Moran of Mayo during  Sunday’s All-Ireland Championship quarter-final. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Rewatching the last 15 minutes of the Roscommon-Mayo game during the week, it quickly became clear that trying to make sense of it all was as pointles(...)

Roscommon manager Kevin McStay on the sideline with  selector Liam McHale  during the league game against Kerry. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Time is merciless. It’s only this weekend last year since Roscommon were agreed by all and any to be the coming team in Division One. They had won fou(...)

Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy: his return for a winter season with Tralee Tigers has helped to generate a hugely enthusiastic local crowd for the club’s Superleague games. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The presence of Sligo All-Stars basketball club in Saturday night’s division one cup final against Neptune in the National Arena is significant in two(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan catches a ball over the head of Meath’s Mickey Burke. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

What the polar ice cap is to the world’s scientists, the high fetch is to the custodians of the GAA. Gaels have for decades worried and fretted over t(...)

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