Cillian O’Connor is expected to make his Mayo return against Down. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland qualifiers, round two [Extra time if necessary and winner on the day] SATURDAY Antrim v Kildare, Corrigan Park, 3pm – One of those qual(...)

Tyrone’s Niall Sludden scores past Rory Beggan in the Monaghan goal. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone 1-13 Monaghan 0-15 Let the heartache begin. Monaghan’s summer, part on-tour football campaign and part community crusade, came to a shatt(...)

Conor McManus: The Monaghan man is  the best forward in Ireland and will prove  a major threat to Tyrone’s defence at Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For all of the talk about the top four counties in the league having made the All-Ireland semi-finals, I suspect that it’s coincidence as much as a re(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton is tackled by Galway’s Ciarán Duggan during the Allianz Football League Division One final at Croke Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Some 20-20 vision Back 10 weeks ago when the league started, I was asked to do some Nostradamus stuff on the likely outcome of Division One. Whatever(...)

Liam Silke: will miss the Sigerson Cup final with UCD due to his All-Ireland SFC club commitments with Galway kingpins Corofin.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SATURDAY  AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-final Corofin (Galway) v Moorefield (Kildare), O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2.0 Two teams with tough cre(...)

Mark Schutte:  Cuala are expected to welcome the Dublin forward back  for the semi-final against Liam Mellowes. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

SATURDAY AIB All-Ireland club SHC semi-finals  Cuala (Dublin) v Liam Mellows (Galway), Thurles, 4.0 Mellows are a little under-powered by Galw(...)

Kildare manager Cian O’Neill will bring his charges to Croke Park to take on Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

SATURDAY DIVISION ONE Dublin v Kildare, Croke Park, 7.0 [Live, eir Sports] – Dublin have adopted the same late-returning process as last year and it(...)

Páraic Duffy: “Clubs have equal rights with the counties – why should the county manager decide ‘no, they won’t play with the clubs’?”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In his final annual report before retirement, and his 11th in all, GAA director general Páraic Duffy has issued a strong message of support for the ne(...)

One of the benefits of the new format would see Dublin getting out of Croke Park for at least one game in the Super Eights. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It hardly took the least competitive set of quarter-finals in history to draw attention to the widening gap between All-Ireland football contenders. T(...)

 Monaghan’s Colin Walshe and Conor Moynagh of Cavan. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Monaghan 0-7 Cavan 0-7 “A fabulous game,” declared Mattie McGleenan afterwards, managing to keep a straight face somehow. Maybe it was the satisfact(...)

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