Kevin Brady scores a goal for Antrim against Wicklow during the  2008 Tommy Murphy Cup final at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Moves towards a Tier 2 football championship quickened this week with a meeting in Croke Park, attended by the counties likely to be involved in such (...)

Mullinalaghta’s Aidan McElligott challenges  David O’Leary of Dr Crokes in Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dr Crokes (Kerry) 0-18 Mullinalaghta (Longford) 2-7 Fifteen points from play from an on-song forward line ensured it will be a blueblood All-Ireland (...)

Fionn Fitzgerald of Dr Crokes, Shane Mulligan of Mullinalaghta, Kieran Fitzgerald of Corofin and Kevin Cassidy of Gaoth Dobhair ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland club smei-finals. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Saturday February 16th AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-finals Corofin (Galway) v Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal), Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon,(...)

Éire Óg goalkeeper Robert Moore was sent off after this incident involving   Mullinalaghta’s  Aidan McElligott in the AIB Leinster Club SFC semi-final at Pearse Park in Longford. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

St Columba’s, Mullinalaghta (Longford) 2-15 Éire Óg (Carlow) 0-3 The fairytale continues for St Columba’s, Mullinalaghta after they became the first (...)

Niall McNamee hit 1-6 from play for Rhode on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Rhode 5-22 Gusserane O’Rahilly’s 0-4 How painful this was for Wexford champions, Gusserane O’Rahilly’s as Rhode simply strolled to the most convincin(...)

Longford’s Kevin Diffley gets past Derry’s Mark Craig in the GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Series Round 1A, at Celtic Park, Derry, at the weekend.  Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho

Longford might have needed a 66th-minute goal from substitute Mark Hughes to seal victory over Derry at Celtic Park but this was no smash and grab eff(...)

London captain Lorcan Mulvey: “People think we’re a flash in the pan. That’s just what people think. So it’s up to us to change that.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

CONNACHT CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL London v Galway Ruislip, Sunday, 3.30 Life went on for the London footballers when the summer ended. They went b(...)

Shane Mulligan at Woolwich Arsenal station. It can take him almost two hours, taking three different trains, to travel across the city to Ruislip to make training in the evening. Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Putney Leisure Centre, 5.50amThe 337 bus is late. Why this should be so is a mystery beyond the foggy workings of the mind at such an appalling hour. (...)