Tipperary’s Barry Grogan (left) celebrates scoring a late goal with Peter Acheson in the  All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Series Round 3A game at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When the last tale is told of Championship 2014, make sure there’s room for a mention of a manic night in Portlaoise. Let the people know that whateve(...)

LAOIS 2-8 LOUTH 0-11Two goals in five first-half minutes gave 14-man Laois the cushion they needed to repel a gutsy second-half fightback by Louth in (...)

Pyke’n’Pommes street food: generating significant buzz in Derry

In these hard times we live in, it can still be cheap as chips to eat out – if you do your homework. Diners are spoilt for choice on bargains, deals, (...)

Ireland men’s coach Andrew Meredith.

Another couple of weeks and the Irish team will go back into strength and conditioning as Irish coach Andrew Meredith continues to dramatically change(...)

Residents chose to open the gates on the cusp of the volatile summer marching season. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On a rain-soaked day in Belfast, a year ago this week, something quietly extraordinary happened. A door, which had been cut into the inch-thick reinfo(...)

Laois’s Padraig Clancy will attempt to fill a huge void in midfield in the absence of Brendan Quigley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

GAVIN CUMMISKEYThe luck of the draw means either Carlow or Laois will stay afloat for a while yet. On the evidence of both counties opening round coll(...)

Amanda Knox was guilty of nothing more than extreme naivety. Photograph: Reuters

If you want to know the definition of the word “vitriol”, Google “Amanda Knox”. Do. Try it. On Tuesday, the day of the publication of her(...)