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With Diarmuid Connolly unlikely to start for Dublin in Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final, who will Lee Keegan pick up? And who will Mayo’s other track(...)

Kerry’s Brian Ó Beaglaoich is tackled by Meath’s  Bryan McMahon during the clash at Páirc Tailteann. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kerry 2-18 Meath 1-13 Peter Keane ducked out of the Kerry dressing room like a politician on the campaign trail. No time to lose. The questions came (...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor scores a goal past Meath’s substitute goalkeeper Marcus Brennan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 2-17 Meath 0-14 Hard to know how many more of these Mayo have in them. On a different day against a better team, there’s no guarantee they’d hav(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor celebrates his team’s win over Galway in Limerick. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 2-13 Galway 1-13 Mayo, the great survivors of qualifier football over the past four years, made up for their only lapse – last year – by reachin(...)

Roscommon’s Cathal Cregg celebrates winning his third Connacht title. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 0-12 Roscommon 1-13 Forewarned is forearmed and yet as the rain fell and the pitch became splashy and all sense was squeezed from this cold Ju(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer (right) comes under pressure from Kildare’s Fergal Conway in the All-Ireland football championship quarter-final last year.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht SFC final: Galway v Roscommon, Pearse Stadium, Sunday, 4.0 (Live RTÉ) It has slipped under the radar that this match constitutes a record fo(...)

Shane Walsh:  He can do anything with a football. He carries on that Galway pedigree of going out and playing with flair. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo

Every team has a certain lifespan. Or every ordinary team anyway. Jim Gavin’s greatest trick with Dublin has been to take away the ups and downs that (...)

Tyrone’s Mattie Donnelly and Donegal’s Hugh McFadden in action during the Ulster semi-final at Kingspan Breffni Park.  Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

There had already been an unusually warm ripple of approbation for this year’s Ulster championship even before last weekend but this was always in the(...)

London’s Michael Clarke puts pressure on Galway’s Michael Daly during their Connacht Championship clash in Ruislip. Photograph: Gerry McManus/Inpho

Galway 0-16 London 1-9 Galway were pushed all the way in Ruislip on Sunday before finally securing their opening round Connacht SFC quarter final vic(...)

Galway’s David Cunnane gets the ball away as  Colm Boyle of Mayo closes in during the Allianz Football League Division  match at   MacHale Park in Castlebar. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-11 Galway’s dominance over Mayo – it is four years since Mayo beat their Connacht rivals – continued at MacHale Park as they emer(...)

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