Michael Murphy: play a pivotal role for Donegal, he’s totally selfless, the controller in the middle of the park, the leader, incredibly disciplined and focused.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This was the most significant weekend of the championship so far. The bigger teams all made their move and it was interesting to see the impact of top(...)

Dublin’s Paul Mannion in action against  Drew Wylie of Monaghan during the  All-Ireland SFC quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

You could see Dublin’s intentions clearly in the first 30 seconds of Saturday’s quarter-final. Paul Mannion took a very good score off his left foot. (...)

Monaghan boss Malachy O’Rourke shakes hands with Dublin manager Jim Gavin at the end of the game at Croke Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Philly McMahon did some quick mental mapwork at the steps of the Dublin team bus on Saturday night. When the final whistle went, the nice lady from Sk(...)