Tyrone’s PJ Quinn tackles Louth’s Ryan Burns during Saturday’s All-Ireland senior football championship qualifier at  Healy Park, Omagh, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Inpho

Tyrone 2-21 Louth 0-10 In the end, Tyrone ran away with a tie that was finely balanced at the halfway stage. Louth trailed by just two points at half(...)

Kildare’s Niall Kelly scores a point with James Stewart of Louth chasing during the Leinster  SFC  quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Kildare 1-22 Louth 1-7: This regularly happens to a young boxer. Stung so painfully by an early salvo of jabs and hooks from a superior opponent, they(...)

Paddy Keenan of Louth poses a considerable threat from centrefield for the underdogs. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There will be no moment of silence but plenty of muted reflection by diehard Lilywhites descending on HQ tomorrow. Johnny Doyle is no more, the great(...)

Westmeath’s Kevin Maguire and Derek Maguire of Louth come to grips in the Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship Round One, Cusack Park, Mullingar, at the weekend. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was about midway through the second half in Mullingar on Saturday night when the shout came down the seats in the Cusack Park press box: “Attendanc(...)

Westmeath manager Paul Bealin: There is probably a lack of leadership in my team at the moment. There are players who played well but not for 70 minutes. These guys will have to ask themselves some hard questions. Photograph: Inpho

Considering Westmeath and Louth stumbled off winless league campaigns, the championship can not come quick enough for both counties. Neither squad has(...)

In-form Paul Conroy will start at full forward for Galway against Laois. Photo:  James Crombie/Inpho  In-form Paul Conroy will start at full forward for Galway against Laois. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

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Louth manager Aidan O’Rourke has  called for counties to see the bigger picture when it comes to releasing players for the pre-season provincial tournaments.

Louth manager Aidan O’Rourke, who is also Queen’s University Belfast’s GAA Development Officer, has called for counties to see the bigger picture when(...)

Louth 1-14 Westmeath 0-10A lot of water will pass under the bridge before these sides meet in the Leinster Championship on May 17, but Louth came out (...)

Louth manager Aidan O’Rourke: “Offences that drew a black card at the weekend didn’t get a black card tonight. I’m reluctant to use the word shambles but that’s where we’re at.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wednesday night in Parnell Park was neither the time nor the place to be judging the worth or efficacy of the black card, purely because the only inst(...)

Westmeath’s Gavin Hoey under pressure from Dublin’s Declan O’Mahony and Kevin Nolan during last Sunday’s O’Byrne Cup match at Cusack Park, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Inpho

Such is the sudden onslaught of fixtures this month that Dublin football manager Jim Gavin is anticipating as much trial as error, and he’s not alone.(...)