Ray Connellan

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  Robbie Henshaw   is tackled by Lukhan Tui   and Kurtley Beale of the Wallabies during Ireland’s victory   at AAMI Park on   in Melbourne. Photograph:  Daniel Pockett/Getty Images

For Robbie Henshaw, merely completing back-to-back 80-minute games over the first two instalments of Ireland’s three-match series in Australia is a re(...)

Diarmuid O’Connor: has been in outstanding form for Mayo this season – both at senior and U-21 level. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Strangely it’s all of 11 years since Mayo reached the All-Ireland quarter-finals through the qualifiers but they will be expected to bridge that gap (...)

Clare’s David Turbidy celebrates scoring the first goal of the game in their clash with Roscommon. Photo: Inpho

Sunday’s All-Ireland football quarter-finals create history with the first appearance at this stage of Munster counties Tipperary and Clare. Their pre(...)

Westmeath’s Denis Corroon celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Westmeath 1-12 Kildare 1-11 In the long and ignoble history of Kildare finding ways to lose championship matches, this one was a doozy. Seven minutes(...)

Offaly held on for a crucial win over Sligo on Sunday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Offaly 1-13 Sligo 0-14 Offaly recorded a hugely important win when they just edged out Sligo in an enthralling tussle in Tullamore on Sunday. While (...)

Meath’s Stephen Bray: is available to represent Leinster this weekend though he recently announced his intercounty retirement. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s been lost and neglected and kicked around more times than a stray dog and still it refuses to go away. The question won’t go away either: does an(...)

Stephen Rochford: the Ballinrobe native won an All-Ireland club medal with Crossmolina in 2001 and managed Galway club Corofin to the same title last March. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo county committee on Monday night ratified Stephen Rochford as the county’s new football manager and handed him a three-year term subject to annu(...)

Fermanagh’s Seán Quigley: is Fermanagh’s outright top championship scorer and is likely to be marked by Westmeath’s Kieran Gavin. Photograph: Inpho

The wheels of fortune are always spinning in opposite directions in the fourth round qualifiers: Westmeath’s spinning backward after their Leinster(...)

Dublin and Ballymun Kickhams Davey Byrne will not be available for selection this weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin football manager Jim Gavin has said that the players want to move on from the incident last week’s challenge match with Armagh, won by Dublin 3(...)

Westmeath’s Paul Sharry celebrates with John Egan and David Lynch at the final whistle in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was long after the final whistle, maybe half an hour. The Dublin and Kildare teams were out on the pitch, shuttling through the last of their warm-(...)

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