Kildare manager Jason Ryan: “This is a team of lads who are working hard and we would believe that we have every opportunity to get wins this summer.”

Gravity is merciless. It is a mere 14 months since the first game of Jason Ryan’s time in charge of Kildare ended with Paddy Brophy curling over a stu(...)

Rory McIlroy – fell 14 shots behind leader Jordan Spieth after bogeying the first hole. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Not Watching The Masters, Day Two. The tournament has chug-chugged along on its merry way in Augusta but for all of it we’ve seen, it may as well be i(...)

Jack Nicklaus: Jack dropped in and chewed the fat, benignly allowing Monty and Butch and Paul McGinley kiss his ring.  Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

As ever, the problem with watching the Masters on TV is that there’s next to no Masters to watch on TV. It was getting on for 8pm last night by the ti(...)

Paul Geaney: “We showed great character in the games we needed to win or needed to get results in. So that’s a positive to take.”

If league success mattered a whit, Eamonn Fitzmaurice would be regarded as one of the worst Kerry managers in quite a while. Three campaigns, three f(...)

Kerry’s Colm Cooper: made his first appearance for the Kingdom in 19 months when he came on against Tyrone at Healy Park. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

When the balls finished bobbling and the wheel stopped spinning, the final shape of the various Allianz Football League table made for absorbing read(...)

Manager Malachy O’Rourke has engineered a dramatic reversal in the fortunes of the county, with Monaghan having lost just eight out of the last 32 league and championship games since he took over. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As the Monaghan team bus snaked up the country last Sunday night, the mix of giddiness and satisfaction could have fuelled most of the miles it took t(...)

Cormac Costello of Dublin gets by Derry’s Oisín Duffy during Saturday’s Allianz Football League Division One clash at Croke Park. Dublin won the game by 0-8 to 0-4. Photograph: Donal Farmer/Inpho.

While the various machinations of your average Allianz Football League final day is usually enough to keeping the paracetamol industry in profit for a(...)

  Cork’s  Seamus Harnedy gets away from Wexford’s Daithi Waters and Eoin Conroy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The line-up for the Allianz Hurling League semi-finals has been settled, with Cork facing Dublin and Waterford taking on Tipperary. Cork came through(...)

Republic of Ireland striker Shane Long celebrates scoring the equaliser with Wes Hoolahan and James McClean during the Euro 2016 Group D qualifying game  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA 3:20

Republic of Ireland 1 Poland 1At this rate, if Ireland make it to the Euros they’ll be the ones sprinting through the airport as the gate closes. For (...)

Cormac Costello of Dublin with Oisin Duffy of Derry. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 0-8 Derry 0-4 Another game strangled to death by blanket defences and desperate shooting. But in the end, Dublin came through it and Der(...)