Armagh’s Paul McGrane lifts the trophy after victory over Fermanagh in the Ulster football final replay in 2008. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Armagh last won the Ulster championship, 11 summers ago now, the supporters could have walked through the celebratory drill in their sleep. They (...)

Former Armagh manager Paul Grimley: “The 2003 final and that semi-final hurt Armagh people a hell of a lot. When it came down to the crunch in both years Tyrone won those battles.” Photograph:  INPHO/Donall Farmer

Revisiting the labyrinth of this 2005 trilogy has little to do with Saturday’s reprise. On Saturday, every able man, woman and child will migrate sout(...)

Gormley will always be remembered for making ‘that block’ on Steven McDonnell in the 2003 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of Tyrone’s greatest ever defenders, Conor Gormley, has announced his retirement from inter-county football. The Carrickmore clubman was a lynchpi(...)

The Hill 16 on Saturday: “Blue skies, bouncy springs, We just named two awesome things, A Nobel prize, a piece of string, You know what’s awesome? EVERYTHING!”

Surely the most important piece of insider news we learned this week was that the Ireland women’s rugby team sang a song from a children’s movie (F(...)

Barcelona’s midfielders Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta put  pressure on  Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema. The speed with which they seek to regain possession is a key part of Barcelona’s game. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

People talk all the time about the game being different now from what it was all the way back in the day. But when they do, I think they miss the poin(...)