The Republic of Ireland team celebrate their third goal of the game last night in the Aviva. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 19, 2014, 08:30

There may have been no hint of Celtic Park’s intensity, but after a testing week for the Republic of Ireland squad and management they bounced back(...)

Aidan Walsh: will be  Ireland vice-captain for the International Rules Series against Australia but will then concentrate on hurling for Cork.  Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Confirmation that Aidan Walsh has quit football to concentrate on hurling for Cork immediately switches the focus to the futures of Damien Cahalane (...)

 Cork’s Aidan Walsh has opted to concentrate on hurling in 2015.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Cork dual star Aidan Walsh has confirmed he is to withdraw from the Cork senior football panel and focus exclusively on playing for the county’s hur(...)

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness with then assistant Rory Gallagher, who looks set to replace him at the helm of the county. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Donegal may be poised to name Rory Gallagher as their new football manager but their club championship is facing into another round of uncertainty.The(...)

 Ireland captain Michael Murphy and manager Paul Earley at the squad announcement this morning.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Ireland International Rules manager Paul Earley has named his 25-man panel for next month’s one-game test against Australia in Perth.Donegal’s Michae(...)

Jimmy Barry-Murphy, who has agreed a two-year extension to his term as Cork hurling manager,  and Ger Cunningham, who moves on from being a Cork selector to take charge of the Dublin hurlers. Photograph: Inpho.

Former Cork goalkeeper and selector Ger Cunningham has been appointed Dublin senior hurling manager for a three-year term. His selectors will be appo(...)

Jim McGuinness:  no longer at the helm with All-Ireland finalists Donegal, which constitutes a significant departure. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye/

When Tom Carr was manager of the Dublin footballers he made the point that intercounty management devoured your time. There were meetings and training(...)

Clare’s Pat Donnellan and John Conlon struggle for possession with Aidan Walsh of Cork in the Munster GAA championship semi-final. Photograph: Inpho

Cork dual player Aidan Walsh has announced that he will not continue to play football and hurling at intercounty level. The All-Ireland football medal(...)

Clare strength and conditioning coach Joe O’Connor goes through a warm-up drill with the players prior to the senior championship semi-final at Semple Stadium, in 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Impho

It’s 60 years ago since the GAA introduced a ban on collective training of inter-county teams. It felt the practice reeked of professionalism. The ban(...)

 Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan celebrates scoring his side’s second goal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I can pinpoint the exact moment when my club Milltown were going to win the Galway senior football championship of 2009. We had had a brilliant(...)