Dublin manager Jim gavin has described Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea as the “form player in Ireland at the moment”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Jim Gavin describes Aidan O’Shea as “the form player in Ireland at the moment”, he’s not just deftly talking up the opposition. If Dublin are (...)

Jimmy Barry-Murphy: Long and successful All-Ireland lineage. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the verge of his 60th birthday, how bracing it is to note that Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s first All-Ireland semi-final appearance came 41 years ago next (...)

Mayo manager James Horan shakes hands with  Cork’s Colm O’Neill at the end of the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It always amazes me when a team gets annoyed at the end of close games like this, over whether or not more time should have been played. The only pers(...)

Clare team silenced the huge Limerick crowd early

Clare flew in under the radar on this one and produced an outstanding performance. They made hurling look an easy game, certainly far easier than it l(...)

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