Mark Bradley

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Aidan O’Shea can will himself to bend the shape and direction of this All-Ireland final in his favour. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

What can be said about an All-Ireland final involving my home county of Mayo? It felt like they had exhausted all storylines over the past decade but (...)

Tyrone’s Conor McKenna celebrates scoring his side’s crucial third goal during the one-point victory over Kerry at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tyrone 3-14 Kerry 0-22 [after extra-time] Tyrone materialised out of Kerry’s bad dreams on Saturday to perform another spectacular coup in the tangle(...)

Kerry’s Killian Spillane blocks a shot by Colm O’Callaghan of Cork during the Munster SFC Final at  Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

If it wasn’t already blindingly obvious, a quick crunching of the numbers neatly explains how Kerry have bludgeoned teams into submission this season.(...)

Tyrone celebrate their Ulster final victory over Monaghan at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone 0-16 Monaghan 0-15 Tyrone’s ceaseless whip-hand over Monaghan continues. For the fourth time in nine seasons, they ended their near neighbours(...)

Tyrone players celebrate after the victory over Monaghan in the Ulster SFC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone 0-16 Monaghan 0-15 It turned out to be far more frantic and close-run than Tyrone would have liked but they all count the same. They withstood(...)

Tyrone’s Peter Harte is challenged by  Rian O’Neill of Armagh during the Allianz Football League Division 1 North match at the  Athletic Grounds. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Armagh 2-10 Tyrone 2-15 Tyrone joint-manager Brian Dooher drilled right down on what they expected of themselves in picking up their first win, a cha(...)

It went from bad to worse for Tyrone last week when Cathal McShane went off with a bad injury. Photo: Evan Logan/Inpho

Supporters were thin on the ground when Mattie Donnelly appeared at the dressing room door in Tuam stadium last Sunday. The Galway crowd disappeared q(...)

Meath’s Padraic Harnan and Michael Murphy of Donegal in action. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A welcome return 2019 will henceforth be known as the summer of resurrection, the restoration of a dying breed, the return of one of the greatest sig(...)

Monaghan’s Ryan Wylie at the launch of this year’s Allianz Football League at Croke Park. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Crunch the numbers on Monaghan’s 2018 Championship campaign and you come up with some intriguing scoring returns. Players recognised as defenders – w(...)

All Star Colm Cavanagh of Tyrone with five-year-old Dylan O’Kane during a coaching session at Philadelphia GAA Club during the PwC All Stars Football tour. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

In a way, a hotel in Philadelphia on this year’s PwC All Stars football trip is as good a spot as any for Colm Cavanagh to reflect on his year. His(...)

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