Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly in action against Tyrone last weekend. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Diarmuid Connolly has been named in Dublin’s matchday 26 for Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Mayo. Connolly made his first appearance since(...)

Rob Hennelly is back in the Mayo team. Photograph: Inpho

Robert Hennelly has been named in goal for Mayo’s final Super 8s clash with Donegal on Saturday evening. Hennelly replaces the injured David Clarke f(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan: “It’s a bit unfair on the clubs, that the players are only handed back to them, with a week to go, before the championship.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“That turnaround, seven days, is tough,” says Cian O’Sullivan, speaking on behalf of almost the entire Dublin football team, with perhaps a little un(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon celebrates at the final whistle after the All-Ireland final replay victory over Mayo. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Such is the growing dislike for the black card in football that players are now questioning why they commit to the game in the first place – says stra(...)

Aidan O’Shea and Seamus O’Shea of Mayo after the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

1. One in five civil servants paid lump sums of over €100,000 More than 500 senior civil servants have received retirement lump sums in exc ess of (...)

 Robert Hennelly consoled by Andy Moran after the game. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Character and resilience is what won this All-Ireland for Dublin, and for that both the players and management deserve total credit. There’s no doub(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor misses a late free to level the score. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Robert Hennelly 3 Disastrous selection. His floating kick outs gifted Dublin at least three points, contributed to Lee Keegan’s black card while hi(...)

Referee Maurice Deegan black cards Lee Keegan of Mayo. Photo: James Crombi/Inpho

1: Robert Hennelly is straightaway walking on thin ice: Come throw-in, the dogs on Jones’ Road knew Mayo were swapping goalkeepers, Hennelly starting(...)

Dublin progressed past Mayo in Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final, after a week and 70 minutes work packed full with drama. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INpho

The Sub Factory In the modern game, the benchwarmers are as important as those who actually start. Dublin’s deployment of their substitutes was(...)

Mayo’s Donal Vaughan has been named to start against Dublin on Saturday.

Mayo have announced an unchanged team for Saturday’s All-Ireland football semi-final replay against Dublin, naming Donal Vaughan in the side despite t(...)

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