Down’s Kevin McKernan gets his shot away despite the efforts of  Kildare’s Shane Connolly at Páirc Esler. Photo: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Kildare 1-18 Down 0-11 A team with an identity crisis is one that will always leave you scratching your head. Which is the real Kildare? Yesterday’s (...)

 Lar Corbett is back from injury for Tipperary as they face ito their Munster SHC semi-final against Limerick. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Roscommon manager John Evans has opted against starting any players from the under-21 side that lost the All-Ireland final to Dublin for Sunday’s C(...)

Down’s Daniel McCartan and  Owen Costello battle with Donegal’s Dermot Molloy at Páirc Esler in Newry. Photo: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

Down 1-9 Donegal 0-10 (...)

Down’s Mark Poland comes under pressure from four Monaghan men during the league clash at Páirc Esler in Newry. Photo: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

Down 1-11 Monaghan 0-14Down clawed their way back from a seven-point deficit to snatch an unlikely draw against Ulster champions Monaghan yesterday.Bo(...)

Wexford 0-16Offaly 0-13Wexford produced a very solid display to defeat Offaly in Tullamore yesterday but it was not enough as UCD’s win over Laois ens(...)

Dublin’s Declan O’Mahony battles with Brian Donnelly and Eoin O’Connor of DCU. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho /Donall Farmer

DCU 3-8 Dublin 0-16The deftest pickpockets of them all had their own pockets picked. Splendidly. On a murky, old January day in Parnell Park, the Dubl(...)

Casey Laulala: one of only three Munster players to retain his place for game against Scarlets.

A lot may have gone in Munster’s favour in recent weeks but coach Rob Penney won’t have to look far for motivation this evening’s clash with Scarlets (...)

 Rory McIlroy  in action during the first round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at the Sheshan International Golf Club. Photograph:  Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy gave the clearest indication yet that he is getting back to his best form with a majestic seven under par opening round of 65 in the WGC-(...)

 Peter Lawrie   tees off on the second hole during day two of the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. Photograph: by Matt King/Getty Images

Ireland’s Peter Lawrie (70) and David Higgins (72) are both reasonably placed going into the weekend of the Perth International as they try and secure(...)

Donegal’s Leo McLoone (left) and  Mark Poland of Down are ready to do battle again in Sunday’s Ulster senior football championship semi-final at Breffni Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Those of us fortunate to have attended last year’s Ulster football final were treated to one of the standout moments of the championship.Having held D(...)