Michael Murphy

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Ciarán Kilkenny: Dublin’s playmaker has been nominated for the Footballer of the Year award.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The fortunes of the football season have been reflected in the unsurprising return of 12 players from the All-Ireland champions Dublin in the PwC GAA (...)

Dublin’s goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton should be picking up another All Star after a fine season. Photograph: Inpho

1. Stephen Cluxton (Dublin) Still the best around. Rory Beggan had a fine year but would Cluxton have tried that mad shot against Tyrone? No chance. (...)

Episcopal ordination of  Tom Deenihan as the new Bishop of Meath at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. Photograph: John McElroy

It is “not always easy” being a priest today and they deserve support from their superiors and parishioners, according to the newly ordained Bishop of(...)

Jonny Cooper leads Dublin into action against Laois in the Leinster final. “Teams are trying to play to their own advantages the best they can and ultimately get a result.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Be the king of small things. Be unrivalled. That’s the Jonny Cooper motto (on twitter) and if it was up to him there would be no need for protection f(...)

Tyrone’s Harry Loughran scores his side’s first goal despite Donegal goalkeeper Shaun Patton best efforts at MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The scene in Ballybofey was amazing, a beautiful day with sunshine picking out the colours of the respective counties’ green-and-gold and red-and-whit(...)

Tyrone’s Harry Loughran scores his side’s first goal in Ballybofey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Donegal 1-13 Tyrone 2-17 Mickey Harte was quick to dim the euphoria, as Tyrone marched into an All-Ireland semi-final clash with Monaghan after toppl(...)

Michael Murphy: wherever he plays, he’s likely to be pivotal to Donegal’s hopes of beating Tyrone to book a place in the All-Ireland semi-final.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The epiphany was, according to Keith Duggan on these pages, like a realisation that they had been using Jimi Hendrix as a roadie for the past couple o(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus in action during the All-Ireland quarter-final Super 8s game against Kerry in Clones. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SATURDAY All-Ireland SFC Super 8s – Group 1, phase 3 Galway v Monaghan, Pearse Stadium, Galway, 6.0 (Live on Sky Sports Action) Dark comparisons b(...)

Kevin McStay: Roscommon  have to go away and come up with a new plan over the winter now. The Super 8s have knocked all the wheels off their wagon. The old phrase ‘Be careful what you wish for’ springs to mind. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Driving home from Clones on Sunday night, I was thinking about the mindset of each team now as they set themselves for the last round of the Super-8s.(...)

Michael Murphy of Donegal makes a run at Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Donegal 0-20 Roscommon 0-13 In the 26th minute of this game in a balmy Hyde Park, Donegal supporters saw something close to a vision of summer perfec(...)

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