Michael Murphy leads out his team last week: After the Kerry defeat, Donegal will be eager to get off the mark against Roscommon on Sunday. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty

 Saturday  AIB ALL-IRELAND CLUB SFC SEMI-FINALS St Vincent’s (Dublin) v Slaughtneil (Derry), Páirc Esler, Newry, 2.0 (TG4)  The idea (...)

Sligo manager Niall Carew watched his team draw with Armagh on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sligo 1-14 Armagh 2-11 Adrian Marren netted a controversial penalty with virtually the last kick of the game as Sligo came from six points down to (...)

Dean Rock (Dublin) – 1st award

This year’s GAA-GPA football All Stars, sponsored by Opel, features six players from the Dublin team that dominated the year, winning League, Leinster(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan keeps close to Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly. Photograph: Inpho

Excuses aside, Mayo held a Dublin forward line which had averaged 1-11 from play in reaching Sunday’s All-Ireland final to just 0-4. Yes, provisions (...)

Mayo’s Tom Parsons will wear the number nine jersey in Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo have made one change to the team that beat Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final, for Sunday’s final against Dublin. Tom Parsons comes in for(...)

Mayo’s Colm Boyle and Lee Keegan tackle Tipperary’s Michael Quinlivan. There is a price to pay for taking all those tackles. Every heavy hit softens you up to some extent. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The big question for many people going into last Sunday’s game was how Tipperary would approach the psychological task that lay ahead of them. Would (...)

Conor Sweeney of Tipperary is tackled by  Mayo’s Seamus O’Shea and Brendan Harrison during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo 2-13 Tipperary 0-14 By now, Mayo have seen every sort of All-Ireland semi-final imaginable. They’ve come up short on epic days, fallen the rig(...)

Mayo’s Seamus O’Shea and Alan Campbell of Tipperary. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC semi-final: Mayo v Tipperary, Croke Park, Sunday, 3.30 (RTÉ and Sky) Aside from the obvious historical context, the first of this y(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan gets to grips with Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Keegan also got forward to shoot two crucial points. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary carry the greatest goal threat of any football team in the 2016 championship. On Sunday they play a Mayo team who have conceded 53 goals in (...)

An All-Ireland semi-final is a massive achievement for Tipperary and manager Liam Kearns. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I’ve told the story before of one of my first games for Kerry, a McGrath Cup match against Tipperary. I’d say I was 19, not long out of school and I w(...)

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