Tiger Woods was one of the first professional golfer to make efforts on fitness and weight. Photograph: Reuters.

Something about this week’s sudden onset of blue skies and bright sunshine reminded me of warm weather training in Tempe, Arizona. When, during colleg(...)

So two weeks later than scheduled and still in the throes of the Allianz Leagues the new GAA playing rule changes come into force from this weekend (...)

Wicklow manager Johnny Magee laments loss of experienced players. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Not many GAA managers would compare themselves to Professor Albus Dumbledore – and Johnny Magee isn’t about to start.A worst ever Allianz Football Le(...)

Colm O’Driscoll: one of three brothers in the Cork line-up for Sunday’s semi-final against Donegal at Croke Park

Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert has made eight changes for Sunday’s Allianz Football League semi-final against Donegal (which has a 2.0 start at(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Kelly: “I would think that if a team wins their league outright they should be promoted, automatically, same as they would in every other league.”

Not for the first time the apparent incongruity of the Allianz League has been illuminated – in this case by Kerry hurling manager Eamon Kelly. Indee(...)

Brian O’Driscoll (right) played for the Cork senior side in this year’s Allianz Football League. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

  Munster Under-21 Fooball Championship final Cork v Tipperary Semple Stadium, 7.30pm It feels positively churlish to pull up Bri(...)

Monaghan manager Malachy O’Rourke’s focus for the training camp has changed after their 11-point loss to Dublin. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

It used to be the GAA training holiday was suspected as being more about the holiday than the training, but not anymore. If anything the holiday part(...)

Donegal under-21 captain Ryan McHugh and Tyrone under-21 captain Kieran McGeary, who was part of the Tyrone side to last win an underage title. Photograph: Presseye/Darren Kidd/Inpho

The timing of this evening’s Ulster under-21 football final may or may not be ideal from a Tyrone point of view: a chance to lift spirits after Sunda(...)

Conor Gillespie, who is back for Meath after a long spell on the sidelines. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s already been dubbed the mini Ulster championship, and if there is one oddly distinguishing feature after the final shake-up of the 2015 Allianz (...)

Maxim Iglinskiy of Astana, who tested positive for EPO. Photoraph: Michel Krakowski/AFP/Getty Images

There often comes a moment in any wordy or indeed worthy interview when the subject suddenly shifts uneasily in his seat and points towards the small (...)