Shane Walsh

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Conor Gleeson of The Nire is chased down by  Adare’s Oran Collins during the AIB  Munster Club  SFC quarter-final at the  Gaelic Grounds in  Limerick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Nire (Waterford) 1-18 Adare (Limerick) 0-12 The poor record of Limerick sides in the Munster club championship continued at the Gaelic Grounds as(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey gets to the bounce of the ball ahead of Galway’s Johnny Heaney during  the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The view from upper Hogan has Jack McCaffrey all hockey smiles in the parade, plucking familiar faces from the 54,716 audience. Two Palestinian flags (...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton saves a penalty from Galway’s Eamonn Brannigan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Dublin 1-24 Galway 2-12 So much for a semi-final being a good place to catch Dublin. This wasn’t exactly the ritual disembowelling that Tyrone got la(...)

Conor McManus: The Monaghan man is  the best forward in Ireland and will prove  a major threat to Tyrone’s defence at Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For all of the talk about the top four counties in the league having made the All-Ireland semi-finals, I suspect that it’s coincidence as much as a re(...)

Ian Burke has either converted or directly assisted exactly one third of Galway’s scores from play so far this summer. If Dublin can contain the Coro(...)

Monaghan fans celebrate reaching the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 0-8 Monaghan 0-16 Kerry for the holidays then. Fairly bloodless in the end as Monaghan’s desire overwhelmed a listless Galway who will b(...)

Galway and Dublin in action during the league final at Croke Park. The teams could meet again in the All-Ireland – whether at the semi-final or final stage. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It has been quite a summer for picking and choosing your way through the easier half of a draw. Not four weeks since England and Belgium played out t(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford and Paul Geaney with Declan Kyne and Johnny Heaney of Galway all contesting a high ball. Photpgraph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 1-13 Kerry 1-10 When you’re bad you may as well be super bad. In a game where nothing appeared worthwhile other than the end result, Galway ro(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus celebrates scoring a point against Donegal. Prepare for him to do  something outrageous – something that we had all only dreamt of doing in our time playing the game. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So, Gaelic football. Are you ready for your close-up? Like Norman Bates or Harry Lime, this summer’s movie is half-over and you haven’t shot your firs(...)

Shane Walsh: was the one Galway player who was exceptional all through the game against Roscommon. Photograph: Laszo Geczo/Inpho

The Connacht final threw up some tantalising questions: could Roscommon put titles back-to-back for the first time since 1991 and it was also a test o(...)

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