Malachy O Rourke

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Michael Murphy leads the Donegal team on to the pitch at Ballybofey before their match against Fermanagh. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

The Tipperary footballers reminded the entire country on Sunday evening that the chief source of appeal of the championship lies in the shock result. (...)

Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes was a constant threat when in the danger area against Down last weekend. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho.

With the vast majority of kick-outs in the modern game going short the value of winning contests in the middle of the park has been massively deflate(...)

Darren Hughes in action for  Monaghan against Down. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

The constant gathering of scores as Monaghan ruthlessly dismissed Down on Sunday drew an immediate comparison to Dublin. Such high praise seems unwa(...)

Conor McManus’s 2-37 makes him the top scorer in the division by a distance – nine points ahead of Ciarán Murtagh of Roscommon. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

With five minutes to go against Dublin back in February, Conor McManus took off on another wheeling, hitch-kicking, looping run down in front of Hill(...)

Kerry’s Donnchadh Walsh in action against Karl  O’Connell of Monaghan during the Division One clash at Clones. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Eamonn Fitzmaurice held a dry smile when asked what Kerry might want or get out of the last round of the Allianz Football League. The question was of (...)

Brendan Harrison slides along the wet turf at Dr Hyde Park  to gather possession for Mayo, who checked Roscommon’s recent run of good results in the Allianz League. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even if Mayo’s record of having the longest unbroken stretch in the top division of the Allianz Football League is probably little more than a quiz qu(...)

David Moran’s Kerry turned things up a notch in the second half against Monaghan. Photograph: Inpho

Kerry 1-17 Monaghan 1-9 There is an attitude about Kerry football right now that is slightly unrecognisable. At least for this time of year, when lea(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly sends Monaghan goalkeeper  Rory Beggan the wrong way as he slots home a penalty in the  Allianz Football League Division 1 match at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 1-14 Monaghan 0-16 Thoroughly enjoyable fare for the last Saturday in February, with Dublin ultimately breasting the tape no more than a float(...)

The former Tyrone man Mattie McGleenan has been the key to Scotstown’s rise. Photo: Inpho

Tribalism may be the heartbeat of the GAA but it is often forgotten that at the intricate level of clubs and parishes, outside influences can be pr(...)

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