There were 412 hand passes recorded in the Ulster football final last Sunday between Donegal and Tyrone. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Handpassing is dominating the modern game of Gaelic football to such an extent that players are now passing with their hands more often than rugby pl(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan celebrates finding the net against Westmeath in the Leinster final. His three points in the second half showed how well he knows every blade of grass in Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mid-term in this GAA summer, so what have we learned now all the provincial spoils have been handed out? The pecking order, as I see it, remains: Dubl(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus celebrates scoring a point against Donegal in last year’s Ulster final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

One hopes that this Saturday morning, as Monaghan prepare to face Donegal in the second of the Ulster championship semi-finals, Conor McManus is rouse(...)

Dublin celebrate another All-Ireland victory in front of Hill 16 last September. “My feeling is that they are beatable. They absolutely are beatable.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If you chat to anyone about this year’s All-Ireland championship, sooner rather than later, the conversation turns to whether Dublin can be beaten. Th(...)

Kerry’s Alan Fitzgerald and Neil McGee of Donegal clash off the ball in Tralee. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Central Competitions Controls Committee has decided to punish both the Kerry and Donegal county boards, as well as Neil McGee, following the ugly (...)

Down’s Mark Poland is well surrounded by Donegal players during the Allianz National League Division One game in Newry. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

Down 0-7 Donegal 3-15 Shellshocked Down were given a reality check by Donegal in Páirc Esler, with the visitors running in three second-half goals to(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy under pressure from from Vinny Corey and Darren Hughes of Monaghan during the Ulster final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Michael Murphy will sit out of Saturday afternoon’s All-Ireland Round 4 qualifier game with Galway, according to former Donegal forward Brendan Dev(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy in action against Monaghan’s Vinny Corey and Darren Hughes. It seemed to me Murphy played injured at Clones. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I arrived in Glasgow airport on Sunday and saw a few Donegal jerseys gathered around the bar as I reached the top of the escalator. I arrived when the(...)

London manager Paul Coggins is carried by his jubilant team members after their famous 2013 victory over Sligo in the Connacht championship. Photograph: Jim Keogh/Inpho.

“I was homesick for 10 or 12 years,” Paul Coggins says on a deafeningly quiet day in the west. The London manager had flown to his home province for n(...)

Rory Gallagher was always likely to be in the frame to succeed Jim McGuinness, despite their abrupt parting of the ways. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

“I remember my first year in with the Fermanagh seniors and Tyrone had just annihilated us the previous year in Omagh,” says Rory Gallagher. “They wer(...)

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