The night after Ballincollig surprised everyone by stepping over Nemo Rangers into a first Cork county football final, manager Michael O’Brien sat his management team, some players and members of the club’s executive down, writes Tony Leen.More
The Nire 0-11 Stradbally 0-6More
Kilkenny SHC: Champions Clara and St Martin’s (Muckalee) won through to the Kilkenny senior hurling semi-finals, but the remaining two places are still wide open.More
Carbery Rangers manager Micheál O’Sullivan said the performance of referee James Bermingham had a "telling" impact on yesterday’s Cork SFC final.More
Self-belief, said Michael O’Brien. Nothing more, nothing less.More
It’s quite a celebratory time for Valley Rovers goalkeeper Alan Quirke.More
Slaughtneil 1-8 Ballinderry 0-9More
St Brigid’s 3-12 St Faithleach’s 0-7More
St. Anne’s 1-10 Shelmaliers 0-13More
Tipperary SHC: Champions Loughmore-Castleiney defeated Clonoulty-Rossmore 0-17 to 2-10 in a nail-biting finish to this quarter-final at Semple Stadium on Saturday.More
Jim McGuinness has revealed that he always planned to step down as Donegal manager after the 2014 Championship, regardless of whether they won it or not.More
We have a lot of belief and we are going to give it our very best shot.More
Strange having a 27-year-old being one of the elder statesmen of a club’s football team but such is the changing landscape of Valley Rovers, now just 60 minutes away from restoring their status as a senior football club in Cork.More
They’ll share a pot of tea on Sunday night, eat dinner together most evenings and hop into the car every Tuesday and Friday to complete the 130km round spin to training. Rarely though, if ever, is football discussed.More
When he was putting in top-class performances on a regular basis for Aston Villa and Ireland, Paul McGrath’s inability to train tended to attract wide-eyed wonder.More
Since the introduction of the third chance in the Cork county championships in 2010, twice have teams won a title after losing their first two games.More
Until recently, it was easy enough to package these two teams in neatly-labelled boxes.More
Waterford SFC final: The best footballers in Waterford will be on show tomorrow when Stradbally and The Nire collide for the seventh time in 13 years at Fraher Field.More
Should Ballincollig make history by winning a first Cork SFC title on Sunday afternoon, goalkeeper David Lordan will be the man with the honour of lifting the Andy Scannell Cup.More
A return to UCC to sit his Masters, succumbing to Billy Morgan’s persistent nature, collecting a Sigerson Cup winners medal against the odds and a two month stint in Boston kicking ball — all in all, it’s been a hectic 12 months for Brian Shanahan.More
Paul Kinnerk’s vision for Limerick football will return the county to Munster’s top table, according to board chairman John Cregan.More
Mick Barrett, the Mayo fan who ran onto the field during the county’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay defeat to Kerry, has vowed to appeal a one-year ban imposed on him by the GAA.More
At the outset of every Cork football championship, Ballincollig are pinpointed as dark horses.More
Longford chairman Brendan Gilmore has called on the Leinster Council to force Dublin to travel for their provincial championship opener in 2015.More
New Clare football coach Ephie Fitzgerald believes he is entering the Banner set-up at just the right time.More
Coiste na nÓg top brass are investigating the alleged racial abuse of an U16 footballer during a Cork championship semi-final on Saturday.More
Limerick footballer John Galvin says it is remarkable that only the second senior club game he has started should yield him a county championship medal after guiding his adopted club Cratloe to glory in Clare on Sunday.More
Cratloe 2-12 Éire Óg 0-11
It says a fair bit about the class of the man that Podge Collins put Cratloe’s already delayed celebrations on hold after yesterday’s Clare SFC final win to race into the back of the tunnel and shake hands with every one of the defeated Éire Óg team as they returned to their dressing room.
Rathvilly 2-9 Old Leighlin 1-10
Four unanswered points at the start of the second-half provided the springboard for Rathvilly’s eighth Carlow SFC title at Dr Cullen Part yesterday as the north county side spiked the ambitions of holders Old Leighlin.
Stradbally 1-10 Ballinacourty 1-6
Fourteen-man Stradbally won a red hot battle on a freezing cold Saturday night in Dungarvan to send defending champions Ballinacourty packing and qualify for their 13th final in 16 seasons.
Rhode 0-13 Edenderry 1-7
Five Rhode points without reply at the start of the second half were crucial for the village club yesterday as they beat local rivals Edenderry to record their seventh Offaly SFC crown in the last 11 years.
Austin Stacks 2-13 Dingle 1-9
The tidal surge of an All-Ireland success seeped into every corner of Tralee’s Austin Stack Park yesterday.
Mid Kerry 1-12 Shannon Rangers 0-7
This was more of a grind for the 4,500 watching from the stand and terraces than it was for the purposeful representatives of Mid Kerry.
Éire Óg 0-9 Fermoy 1-3
Éire Óg will contest the Cork IFC final after defeating Fermoy in a tepid last-four encounter at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday night.
His fame came from football but his name transcends the game. Dermot Earley was John Scally’s boyhood hero.More
It was the summer of 2005, when Cratloe’s footballers first announced themselves on the local scene.More
Offaly’s 1964 All-Ireland minor football win would prove the building block for the county’s later success — and Martin Furlong’s input was crucial.More
In 2001 Newcestown played Newmarket in an intermediate football semi-final replay at Coachford and, with four minutes to go, the West Cork side trailed by eight points.More
You have to reach back almost 40 years for Shannon Rangers football fairytales. The division — so far into north Kerry that Clare is closer than Tralee and Limerick is as close as Listowel — have more stories about carping than cups.More
Decades of fixture-making have taught Paul Kinsella many things but one abiding lesson: the longer a club is in a championship the better it is for the club’s prosperity.More
Kieran Donaghy says Kerry’s achievement in winning an All-Ireland this year was "unbelievable" in light of the loss of a number of senior players to injury and retirement last season.More
Wexford have emerged as the second county to have no representation in this year’s provincial club football series due to a backlog of games.More