With his latest medical exams at UCD now over, English is ready to open his outdoor season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When an athlete with the intelligence of Mark English calls for lifetime bans for doping offences it’s definitely time to take notice. For Engl(...)

Roscommon’s Senan Kilbride and Leitrim’s Gary Reynolds. Kilbride believes that Connacht is perhaps at its strongest in several years.

The last thing they need reminding of right now is their championship odds: 150/1 to win the Connacht title; 2,000/1 to win the All-Ireland.Such is th(...)

Waterford’s Kevin Moran with his GAA/GPA Opel Player of the Month award. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

For someone who’s just won the first GAA/GPA Player of the Month award for 2015 – and still fresh from captaining Waterford to only a third ever Nati(...)

Kerry’s David Moran in action for Kerry against Donegal last summer. Photo: Inpho

There is something strangely illicit about meeting the Kerry footballer on Cork territory. The men most wanted by border control. The enemy let slip t(...)

Dublin footballer James McCarthy has a therapeutic use exemption for a Ventolin inhaler.

James McCarthy answers the first question of the day with that look of complete inevitability – and no, it’s not about drug testing in the GAA.Because(...)

Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash says GAA players need drug education. Photograph: Inpho

Anthony Nash compares it to that moment when you walk through airport security, knowing full well you’ve nothing to hide, yet still can’t help but wo(...)

Ronnie Delany of Ireland wins the 1500m at the Melbourne Olympic Games of 1956, three years previous he won the Irish schools 800m. Photograph: IOC/Allsport.

So less than a year now before that big 1916 anniversary special, and we still don’t know exactly how to celebrate it. How does one begin to recognise(...)

Wexford forward PJ Banville has won four county football medals with Horeswood. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Connacht Senior Football Championship New York v Galway Sunday, Gaelic Park, 8pm (3pm New York time) It’s a long way from Horeswood to the Bronx and (...)

Michael Meehan:  “I suppose there’s hope in Galway every year, but being fair, I’m sure it’s Mayo, followed by Roscommon, followed by Galway.” Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Five years later and Michael Meehan doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry at the memory of Galway’s last trip to New York. So he laughs, although it w(...)

Colin O’Riordan will captain Tipperary in Saturday’s All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship final against Tyrone at Parnell Park.

If part of their motivation is rising up against football giants then no wonder Tipperary are on the cusp of winning a first ever All-Ireland under-2(...)