Kildare manager Jason Ryan has opted to relegate Pádraig Fogarty to the bench and start with Tomás O’Connor for Saturday evening’s qualifier against Monaghan at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Tomás O’Connor and Eoghan O’Flaherty to start for Kildare in qualifier against Monaghan

Monaghan midfielder Darren Hughes: “Now we’ve the chance to get back, win that championship game in Croke Park; we’ll be putting our best foot forward.” Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Darren Hughes confident they can bounce back from Donegal defeat in Ulster final

Tipperary manager Peter Creedon shakes hands with Galway manager Alan Mulholland after the qualifier in Tullamore. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Promising young team looking forward to putting it up to Kerry in an attractive quarter-final clash

Ireland’s Rob Heffernan celebrates as he comes home to win gold at the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow.  Photograph: Ian MacNicol / Inpho

Russian Stanislav Emelyanov banned due to irregularities in biological passport

James O’Donoghue in action against Cork. He says his personal tally of 0-10 in the Munster final is partly explained by freshness. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

Forward has embraced responsibilty to become a star of the side as they get ready to face Galway

Thomas Flynn of Galway slips the challenge of Tipperary’s George Hannigan during the game at O’Connor Park, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Donall Farmer

Tribesmen dispatch inexperienced rivals with brace of goals either side of break

Cork manager Brian Cuthbert: “We were under so much pressure, coming into this match, we just had to win it, by hook or by crook.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Impressive performance bodes well for crunch game in Croke Park

After two years battling against adversity Ciara Mageean  showed up in Santry last Sunday, glided around for three laps, then kicked down the backstretch to win the Irish 1,500m title in 4:15.35 – “full of running”, as her coach Jerry Kiernan would say. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Both athletes have had to overcome major setbacks before achieving track success

Cork manager Brian Cuthbert rings the changes for the meeting with Sligo. Photograph: Inpho

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