Cork’s Kevin O’Donovan, Seán White and Liam O’Donovan show their dejection at the final whistle of Saturday’s Munster SFC Final against Kerry at Páirc Ui Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ronan McCarthy wasn’t struggling for words but to strike the right note. His Cork team have been reeling from one mortification to another over the pa(...)

Mickey Graham celebrates Cavan’s win over Monaghan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

SATURDAY Munster SFC semi-finals Cork v Limerick, Páirc Uí Rinn, 7.0 – Limerick have already brightened Cork’s season by taking Tipperary off the ro(...)

Mayo senior football manager James Horan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

James Horan and Terry Hyland will return to the sideline and to familiar game day routines when they convene in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday for a low(...)

Ronan McCarthy: Cork have a more organised structure under his stewardship. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Saturday Munster SFC final Cork v Kerry, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, 7.0 [Live, RTÉ 1] In one of the more significant results of the summer to date, (...)

Clare’s Podge Collins and Shane Enright of Kerry. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Clare Manager: Colm Collins (5th year) Odds: All-Ireland 150/1; Munster 100/1 Next up: v Limerick, Gaelic Grounds, 19th May, 7.0 Colm Collins’s unpar(...)

Mark Schutte:  Cuala are expected to welcome the Dublin forward back  for the semi-final against Liam Mellowes. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

SATURDAY AIB All-Ireland club SHC semi-finals  Cuala (Dublin) v Liam Mellows (Galway), Thurles, 4.0 Mellows are a little under-powered by Galw(...)

Kildare manager Cian O’Neill will bring his charges to Croke Park to take on Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

SATURDAY DIVISION ONE Dublin v Kildare, Croke Park, 7.0 [Live, eir Sports] – Dublin have adopted the same late-returning process as last year and it(...)

Frank Murphy: Cork’s  most dominant personality needs to recognise the county’s need for an overhaul is a long-term challenge.    Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s probably easy to characterise Frank Murphy’s one-year extension as county secretary as a great, Houdini act of survival but in truth there hasn’t(...)