Jamaica’s Yohan Blake (centre) on the way to winning   the Aon Men’s International 100m in Santry. His time of 10.12 is the fastest ever run in Ireland.  Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kingston, Jamaica, it was not, although Yohan Blake brought a little taste of the Caribbean to Santry Stadium on Friday night, running the fastest (...)

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake looks on in front of a Swiss flag prior to compete the men’s 100 m sprint race during the Spitzen Leichtathletik Luzern meeting on July 14th, 2015. Photograph: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

It’s hard to imagine what sort of appearance fee Yohan Blake would have commanded in the immediate aftermath of the London Olympics, although less th(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning has scored 4-32 in the championship so far this season, including a goal against Kilkenny. photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

After talking the talk it’s now about walking the walk, and everything about Sunday’s hurling quarter-final between Cork and Galway suggests it wil(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan: he has made several adjustments since the Dublin defeat, with corner forward Niall Kelly and midfielder Tommy Moolick making their returns to the starting 15. Photograph: INPHO

Everything about Kildare football is moving happily forward. At least it is now. That backwards feeling which came with their 19-point defeat to Dubl(...)

Eoin Cadogan is named in midfield by Cork manager Brian Cuthbert for Saturday’s qualifier against Kildare. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert has made some notable changes to his team for Saturday’s fourth-round qualifier against Kildare in Thurles – in p(...)

Waterford’s Noel Connors in action with Cork’s  Patrick Horgan.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even as the popular spokesperson for Waterford hurling there is not much Noel Connors can say about their rivalry with Dublin. Sunday’s quarter-final (...)

Kieran Martin of Westmeath holds possession against Meath’s Donncha Tobin an during the Leinster SFC semi-final at Croke Park last month. Photograph: James Crosbie/ Inpho.

Goals win matches, and when Kieran Martin recalls the goal that cost Westmeath a qualifier win over Fermanagh two years ago he shakes his head in dis(...)

At the launch of the  All-Ireland senior championship series at the Gap of Dunloe  were from left, James O’Donoghue, Kerry, Dublin’s Philly McMahon and Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor.  Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

James O’Donoghue can’t help it if he’s lucky. So he admits Kerry have seen the sunny side of it again this summer, then describes as “absolutely horre(...)

 Conor McManus: “We have been to the last two quarter-finals and not gone any further. We want to win our next game and it is down to us.”  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

The very fact that Conor McManus was in Killarney early yesterday morning, looking so healthy and fresh, is surely some reflection of how Monaghan a(...)

Andy Smith: “We built a bit of momentum through the Leinster campaign and we just have to bring that confidence into the quarter-final now.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Every team has their own definition of success, and for some, that means hurling beyond the Galway Races. Because having attended more often than not (...)