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Stephen Cluxton makes a crucial save to deny Kerry’s Stephen O’Brien a goal during the All-Ireland football final replay at Croke Park.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Six-time All-Ireland winning football captain Stephen Cluxton is now in line to receive the one award that has so far eluded him throughout his long a(...)

 Con O’Callaghan celebrates one of his two goals during Dublin’s  2-6 blitz against Mayo.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson

1 Dublin’s 2-6 in 12 minutes v Mayo Croke Park, August 10th A vulgar display of power (one for the metallers, there). It was the game of the year a(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Chris Barrett celebrate after the victory over Mayo in Castlebar. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 1-14 Donegal 1-10 Guess who’s coming to dinner? Prepare for a week in which the garlands will be flung in Mayo’s direction, lauding their cou(...)

Diarmuid O’Connor is back in contention for Mayo as they take on Donegal in Saturday’s crucial Super 8s clash in Castlebar. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

SATURDAY Mayo v Donegal, MacHale Park, Castlebar, 6.0 (live on Sky Sport Arena) On the one hand there is no available data to support the idea that (...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy kicks a late free to equalise the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 1-20 Kerry 1-20 A year after Kerry had produced a cracking draw against Ulster opposition in Clones, they repeated the trick in Croke Park on(...)

Donegal duo Paddy McBrearty and Jamie Brennan could  prove a potent threat to Kerry’s defence at Croke Park.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

SATURDAY All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals, Group 2, Phase 2 Cork v Tyrone, Dr Hyde Park, 5.0 [Live, Sky Sports] Cork have been one of the great rest(...)

David Moran set the appropriate tone for Kerry in  last weekend’s Super 8s clash with Mayo  via his early feisty exchanges with  Aidan O’Shea. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The big thing to remember about the Super 8s is that it’s relentless. You play your game, you eat your meal, you get on the bus and you go looking to (...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy lifts the Anglo Celtic Cup after their Ulster SFC Final victory over Cavan at  St Tiernach’s Park in  Clones. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Donegal 1-24 Cavan 2-16 In the 57th minute of this game, Jamie Brennan took hold of a ball that Michael Murphy had punted forward towards Patrick McB(...)

Donegal manager Declan Bonner watched his team beat Cork on Saturday. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Cork 1-12 Donegal 1-19 Donegal’s promotion received a timely boost after a strong second-half showing kept Cork rooted to the bottom of Division 2 at(...)

Donegal’s Paddy McGrath and Con O’Callaghan of Dublin compete for a high ball at the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final phase 1 at Croke Park in July. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The week of the All-Ireland final is strange in that you have two teams working round the clock to make sure every detail is accounted for, while ever(...)

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