Pete Mcgrath

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Former Dublin footballer Tomás Quinn will lead the St Vincent’s attack against Rhode in the Leinster Club SFC final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

SATURDAY Interprovincial SFC semi-final Connacht v Leinster, Parnell Park, 6pm There is something touching about the GAA’s belief in this competit(...)

The 1991 All-Ireland winning Down team at Croke Park this month. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

There comes a time in every GAA fan’s life when they look at the jubilee team being presented on All-Ireland final day and realise “these are not old (...)

Mayo supporters are keeping the excitement under wraps in the build-up to this All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Coming from as far south as the Mojave Desert on the Galway border and riding north-west up onto the Erris panhandle, savage war parties who rode gre(...)

Pete McGrath: “I still think the more they dilute the sudden-death nature of championship the less exciting it becomes” Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

“Well, that’s a relief – nobody wants to play in a ‘B’ championship. Nobody.” That was the initial reaction from Fermanagh manager Pete McGrath to t(...)

Meath are slightly better off than Derry after a Leinster semi-final against Dublin that would have looked like a contest to the untrained eye. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY Qualifier 2A Derry v Meath, Owenbeg, 2.30 Meath walk into Derry’s centre of excellence with both counties so far away from that word i(...)

If Mayo are  going to salvage anything, then the next couple of weeks are the most important all year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I had plenty of sympathy for the Kildare and Westmeath players on Sunday having to play their game in Croke Park after the Ireland-France match in the(...)

“I never believed in getting beaten and trying to keep the score down,” says Clare manager Colm Collins. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Something resembling competitive football is expected up in Ballybofey on Sunday. Fermanagh, under their wily manager Pete McGrath, could conceivably (...)

Saracens’ Brad Barritt lifts the European Champions Cup trophy after victory over Racing 92. “I have a soft spot for Saracens ever since I spent a day at the club last year.” Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

I found myself at a dance in Glasgow on Saturday night. It was a celebration and memorial occasion for a Donegal man, Adrian Medford, who sadly passed(...)

Roscommon host the reigning All-Ireland champions Dublin this Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday Leinster Under-21 FC final Kildare v Dublin, Páirc Tailteann, 2.0 – A well balanced final with the verdict floating between the quality of(...)

 Tempers flare between the two side. Photo: Jonathan Porter/Inpho
Armagh edge joyless contest

Armagh 1-10 Fermanagh 0-12 They lived dangerously at times but somehow Armagh managed to hold on and pirate a last-gasp victory over Fermanagh in thi(...)

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