Cork’s Stephen Cronin lifts the provincial title following their win over Kerry in Tralee. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Eirgrid All-Ireland under-21 football final in Ennis today could yield a third title in 10 years for Cork or a first in 10 years for Mayo but the (...)

Waterford’s Shane Bennett, with Patrick Curran, has been playing a more prominent for the county. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday All-Ireland Under-21 FC final Cork v Mayo, Cusack Park Ennis, 6.0 – A high-quality championship reaches its climax in Ennis with the meet(...)

Kieran Donaghy: has strengthened Kerry’s options around centrefield during the league campaign. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

KERRY v ROSCOMMON Throw in 2.0, Live TG4 here is a danger associated with reaching the playoffs of the league. Whereas on one level it is an achie(...)

Roscommon county ground Hyde Park’s surface is badly in need of work. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Roscommon’s emergence as league semi-finalists on Sunday against Kerry has capped an exceptional first season back in the top division. Unfortunately (...)

A file image of daffodils in a park. According to Met Éireann the Gurteen station in Co Tipperary saw a spell of ‘absolute drought’ during March. Photograph: PA

One weather station reported a period of “absolute drought” while most others saw below average rainfall during a cool, dry March. Met Éireann’s mont(...)

Met Éireann has issued an alert for winds of between 25 and 40 km/h and gusts of up to 60km/h for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo

A status yellow wind warning for western counties this evening will usher in a spell of wet and blustery weather across the entire country for the Eas(...)

Roscommon’s Ultan Harney in action against Monaghan’s Drew Wylie on the opening day of the league season – the Connacht side’s only defeat. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

The draw for this year’s Connacht championship makes a provincial final between holders Mayo and Roscommon a possibility but the rivalry between the c(...)

Cork’s Stephen Cronin tackles Kerry’s Barry John Keane during last year’s Munster senior football championship. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork footballers have the chance to move decisively clear of relegation at the weekend when pointless Down visit Páirc Uí Rinn but it’s been a strang(...)

Stephen Rochford is the latest to take up Mayo’s  quest, which at times makes the pursuit of the Holy Grail appear half-hearted. Photograph: Andrew Paton/inpho

There was a moment during Aidan O’Shea’s press conference to promote his American adventures – which the PR firm had encouraged us to examine in every(...)

It was clear from his comments overnight, that the Taoiseach is willing to talk - first with his party colleagues but then with anyone else - to ensure political stability, insofar that is possible under the circumstances. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

If they were presenting Oscars in Castlebar, Enda Kenny would have got one overnight in the category of ‘Actor who thinks he has a leading role’ becau(...)