Mayo are an older team now than when they last met Dublin in the 2017 final. It would appear as if this is the greatest team of all time they are playing. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And then there were four. Kerry-Tyrone has its own recent history and edge and I am sure it will produce a worthy finalist on Sunday. But I think it i(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Chris Barrett celebrate after the victory over Mayo in Castlebar. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 1-14 Donegal 1-10 Guess who’s coming to dinner? Prepare for a week in which the garlands will be flung in Mayo’s direction, lauding their cou(...)

 Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Chris Barrett celebrate after the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 1-14 Donegal 1-10 Welcome to the bear-pit. If the dream is over, then nobody told Mayo. Not even the summer rain could prevent the Mayo faithfu(...)

Diarmuid O’Connor is back in contention for Mayo as they take on Donegal in Saturday’s crucial Super 8s clash in Castlebar. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

SATURDAY Mayo v Donegal, MacHale Park, Castlebar, 6.0 (live on Sky Sport Arena) On the one hand there is no available data to support the idea that (...)

Stephen Rochford: his presence on Donegal sideline could serve to inspire Mayo in what promises  to be some battle.  Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

If you want to know letting bygones be bygones, you only need to hear one story from the weekend. Mick O’Dwyer was supposed to be going to Croke Park(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy kicks a late free to equalise the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 1-20 Kerry 1-20 A year after Kerry had produced a cracking draw against Ulster opposition in Clones, they repeated the trick in Croke Park on(...)

Michael Murphy in action against Meath’s Shane McEntee. Murphy will make his 150th appearance in a Donegal shirt when he lines out against Kerry at Croke Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Moving day in the Super 8s of the football championship. Two of them in fact, back-to-back, both in Croke Park. By tonight, we’ll know whether or no(...)

Kerry manager Peter Keane with midfielder David Moran after their victory over Mayo in Killarney. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

After a day of sport that would leave anyone cloth-eyed and cross-eared, it is the happy duty of The Irish Times to relay that Novak Djokovic is on to(...)

Donegal’s Paddy McGrath lifts the Anglo-Celtic Cup with his daughter Isla Rose after beating Cavan in the Ulster Football Championship final in St Tiernach’s Park, Clones, Co. Monaghan. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Ulster championship, the old theatre of hate and heartbreak, is in danger of becoming the model child of Gaelic football. A brilliant summer for t(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy lifts the Anglo Celtic Cup after their Ulster SFC Final victory over Cavan at  St Tiernach’s Park in  Clones. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Donegal 1-24 Cavan 2-16 In the 57th minute of this game, Jamie Brennan took hold of a ball that Michael Murphy had punted forward towards Patrick McB(...)

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