Brian Cuthbert: Pluses and minuses.

Cuthbert to review dual player situation

Brian Cuthbert says he will review the dual players situation at the end of the season, declining to say for now that the arrangement is sustainable.

Martin O'Connell: A lot worse has happened in Meath-Dublin games.

O’Connell: Meath had to move on quickly from bite claim

Meath great Martin O’Connell said the county had no choice but to move on quickly from Mick O’Dowd’s allegation Mickey Burke was bitten by a Dublin player.

FAB FOUR: Mayo's Robert Hennelly, Dublin's Jonny Cooper, Donegal's Karl Lacey and Kerry's James O'Donoghue. Picture: Ray McManus

O’Donoghue feared he wasn’t up to it

The negativity that cloaked Kerry prior to the Munster final made James O’Donoghue question his claim to wear the county jersey, he admits.


Walsh desperate to make amends

After the Munster final, Anthony Nash headed off to Albufeira in Portugal for a few days, tweeting a photograph of himself and Tubes from Sky Sports’ Soccer Am programme.

Colm O'Driscoll

O’Driscoll brothers carry on fine tradition

Apart from county senior football champions Castlehaven, only one other club has more than one player starting for Cork in Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC round 4A qualifier against Sligo at O’Connor Park in Tullamore (throw-in 5pm).


O’Neill hints it may be the time to retire

Former Footballer of the Year Stephen O’Neill has intimated that he may have played his last game for Tyrone.


‘Bubbles are very easily burst’

His father Dave was on the bench, his uncle Rod on the 40, and sure enough three-year-old Jack Guiney was in the stand that fateful September 1, 18 years ago.

Anthony Daly: You can take the painful defeats, but when you just don't turn up — it's desperate stuff in your head.

Daly looks to make up for painful Leinster final flop to Kilkenny

Anthony Daly is hoping the bitter memories of Dublin’s systems failure against Kilkenny in the Leinster final will provide the spur for his side to come out on top against Tipperary in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final in Thurles.


Hennelly: O’Connor a marquee forward

Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly has rejected the common belief the county don’t have a marquee forward. The claim has been made for most of James Horan’s term in charge but Hennelly need only point at Cillian O’Connor to dispute it.


A week to decide — Lacey reveals Jim’s ultimatum

Jim McGuinness gave Donegal players one week to decide whether to commit to the county this season, Karl Lacey has revealed.


Ryan lauds Treaty composure as switches have desired effect

Limerick manager Brian Ryan was happy that his side hadn’t panicked at any stage of the replay, allowing them to overhaul Waterford without needing to score goals.


Thurles not Model venue for Devereux

Wexford chairman Diarmuid Devereux claims the decision to stick with Thurles for Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals is further proof the county ‘will never get any help from Croke Park’.


O’Gara in the clear as ‘bite’ probe over

Dublin footballer Eoghan O’Gara is in the clear after disciplinary chiefs opted not to pursue allegations of biting during Sunday’s Leinster football final.

UP FOR GRABS: Limerick's Robbie Hanley battling for the ball with Waterford's Patrick Curran and Shane Ryan in last night's Munster MHC final replay in Thurles.

Limerick blitz shakes off Déise

Electric Ireland Musnter MHC final replay
Limerick 0-24 Waterford 0-18

Brian Cuthbert

Rebels make sweeping changes for clash with Sligo

Manager Brian Cuthbert has made six changes for Cork’s crucial All-Ireland football qualifier with Sligo.

Eamon O'Shea, Tipperary manager

O’Shea wary of Tipp old boys

All-Ireland SHC quarter-final
Tipperary v Dublin
Sunday: Semple Stadium (4pm)
Referee: Brian Bavin (Offaly)


Football first now, but O’Riordan would relish dual Tipp challenge

All-Ireland SFC Round
Galway v Tipperary
Saturday: O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 7pm
Referee: Barry Cassidy (Derry)

Limeick's Paudie O'Brien against Dublin, March 2013.

Limerick under no illusions of the huge task on hand, admits O’Brien

All-Ireland SHC quarter-final
Limerick v Wexford
Sunday: Semple Stadium, 2pm
Referee: Barry Kelly (Westmeath)

Damien Hayes, Galway

Last two years ‘a disaster’ for Galway, says Hayes

Former All-Star Damien Hayes has described the performances of Galway over the past two years as ‘a disaster’.


GAA and AFL agree tweaks to rules series

Australia look certain to attract their best players for November’s International Rules series following a number of favourable rules tweaks.


McHugh says brother has no regrets despite missing further Ulster glory

Ryan McHugh insists his big brother Mark has "no regrets" over missing out on Donegal’s latest Ulster title triumph.


GAA to probe bite claim as ‘blase’ RTÉ slammed

The GAA are expected to launch an investigation into Meath manager Mick O’Dowd’s claim that Mickey Burke was bitten by a Dublin player, after the player’s claim was mentioned in the referee’s report.

Derek Lyons

Déise so focused for final replay

Electric Ireland Munster MHC final replay
Waterford v Limerick
Tonight: Semple Stadium 7.30pm


Beary hails Wexford’s progress

Limerick senior hurling selector Paul Beary says Wexford’s hurlers have provided the "story of the Championship" with their thrilling wins over Clare and Waterford in the last two weeks.


Sky to screen Dublin clash

Dublin’s All-Ireland quarter-final will be shown exclusively on Sky Sports.

BLOODIED BUT UNBOWED: Injured Donegal player Eamon McGee awaits treatment during the Ulster SFC final at Clones. Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ominous signs as Donegal make it three from four

Monaghan 1-9 Donegal 0-15
In the end, it was way easier than expected for Donegal, but the manner of their victory was of no surprise to a supremely confident Jim McGuinness.

Waterford's Shane O'Sullivan and Lee Chin of Wexford. Picture: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Model make most of joys of summer

Waterford 2-15 Wexford 3-15
And so Wexford jig on at the crossroads while Waterford stand at them.

Captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Delaney Cup after Dublin's  win over Meath in Croke Park yesterday. Picture: Sportsfile

Dubs in cruise control as Royals routed

Dublin 3-20 Meath 1-10
Last month, Joe Sheridan suggested Meath were 10 years behind Dublin in terms of development.

Dublin manager Jim Gavin on the sidelines during the Leinster SFC final against Meath. Picture: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

Gavin: We were ready

In his acceptance speech afterwards, Stephen Cluxton admitted Dublin had been worried about Meath but the amount of homework they had done on their neighbours stood to them.

Dublin's Eoghan O'Gara gets up off the ground after clashing with  Meath's  Michael Burke  during yesterday's Leinster SFC final in Croke Park. Picture: Inpho

Meath’s Burke bitten on finger

Dublin last night refused to comment on Mick O’Dowd’s allegation that one of their players bit Mickey Burke.

Bernard Brogan, beats brother Alan to the ball to score Dublin's first goal against Meath in yesterday's Leinster SFC final at Croke Park. Picture: Sportsfile

Boys in blue put emphasis on steely defence

There’s a quote often used in American sports: "Defence wins championships, offence decides by how much". That felt very relevant watching yesterday’s Leinster final.

Dublin's Alan Brogan and Kevin McManamon celebrate with the cup. Picture: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Dub collective feeds on drive of individuals

For over 100 years, ‘the bench’ was sport’s version of purgatory. A transition point between oblivion and opportunity. Dublin have done their utmost to change that perception and promote a squad ethos, but a reputation earned isn’t easy shed.

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness celebrates with players. Picture: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Our best ever, declares McGuinness, as Donegal spill blood to get over the line

Still sporting the bloodstains from battle, Jim McGuinness emerged to the mouth of the tunnel of St Tiernach’s Park with the Anglo-Celt Cup swinging by his side.

Neil McGee, Donegal, in action against Dick Clerkin, Monaghan. Picture: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Donegal the team Dublin have most cause to fear

Distant memories flooded back as I walked up the main street in Clones with my son and nephew.

Roscommon's Kevin Higgins with Stephen Harold of Armagh. Picture: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Evans ponders future as Armagh forge ahead

Roscommon 1-12 Armagh 1-17
Roscommon manager John Evans is to consider his position after his two-year term in charge came to a disappointing end at Hyde Park on Saturday.

DEJECTED: Clare's David Tubridy ponders what might have been. Picture: James Crombie

Clare fail to read writing on the wall

Clare 0-12 Kildare 0-13
Podge Collins sat disconsolate in the home dressing room. Above his head a piece of paper, the word RUTHLESS printed across it.

Na Piarsaigh defender John Gardiner battling with Youghal forward  Bill Cooper in the Cork SHC game in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. Picture: Des Barry

Cooper and Ring make waves in Seasiders’ senior splash

Cork SHC
Youghal 2-14 Na Piarsaigh 1-15
It was a night for Youghal to celebrate a significant victory after the bitter disappointment of losing in the first round following their return to senior ranks in the Cork SHC.

Bishopstown's Michael Power and Courcey Rovers' John Duggan battling for the ball in yesterday's Cork County SHC game in Páirc Uí Rinn. Picture: Jim Coughlan

Sub McGlackin swings it Bishopstown’s way

Cork SHC
Bishopstown 2-12 Courcey Rovers 0-11
A couple of second-half goals proved a sucker punch to Courcey Rovers as Bishopstown progressed to the Cork SHC fourth round at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday.