Roy Keane at the launch of the SSE Airtricity Under-17 National League at FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown yesterday. Keane called for more Irish players to be playing at top level. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • July 28, 2015, 08:07

Jim McGuinness: Cork the victims of a flawed competition format In today’s paper the former Donegal manager poses the question why the All-Irel(...)

The Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, before the balcony collapse which killed five Irish J-1 students and one Irish-American student. Photograph: Google Maps

Where did the water come from? That’s the question. It is six weeks since the balcony collapse at an apartment block in Berkeley that killed fi(...)

Protesters demonstrate during a Reclaim Australia Rally at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia, on July 19th.  Photograph: EPA

After the anti-Islam rally in Melbourne on July 18th turned violent, with clashes between rival groups and arrests, the police in Sydney were taking n(...)

Kildare’s Paul Cribbin celebrates after his side beat Cork to reach the All-Ireland quarter-finals. Photo: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Kildare 1-21 Cork 1-13 Choose a tagline. Redemption and ruin wrapped up in this Kildare Cork duet. Or simply, the manipulation of Gaelic footba(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Sligo was to the fore on the political radar this week, what with the Cabinet decamping for a day to Lissadell House and Senator Marc MacSharry turnin(...)

Elizabeth Arnett of Irish Water and  Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly insisted  Irish Water  was  on target, even though both studiously refused to say what those targets are.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

If were to believe the polished Elizabeth Arnett of Irish Water or the more truculent Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly on radio this morning, t(...)

Paul Murphy: told the Dáil that a young homeless couple are in “horrific” emergency accommodation conditions. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A young Dublin couple were placed in emergency accommodation where the entrance was blocked with rubbish, mattresses covered in urine and mould growin(...)

Fermanagh’s Sean Quigley hit 14 points against Amtrim in the qualifier clash at Brewster Park, seven of which came from play. Photograph:   Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Fermanagh 1-21 Antrim 0-11 They won’t get it so easy no matter who they play next weekend, but Fermanagh made short work of Antrim in Enniskill(...)

TJ Reid scores Kilkenny’s goal during the  Leinster SHC Final against Galway at Croke Park. Photograph:  Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-25 Galway 2-15 Having perhaps braced themselves for the worst, in the light of Galway’s improved form, Kilkenny eventually worked out that (...)

Mike Allen, director of advocacy with Focus Ireland, said some families had reported being turned away by local authorities when they presented as homeless. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The number of homeless children in Dublin has surpassed 1,000 for the first time since the homelessness crisis began last year. The latest figures fr(...)