Paddy Andrews and Bernard Brogan following Dublin’s victory over Monaghan in the quarter-final at Croke Park. “There are so many guys there to take your place. . . I’d say it’s a very good thing because it makes the team perform better.” Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Some things are constant, some things aren’t. We don’t know what the lifespan of this Dublin team will be and yet most of the country can reel off a h(...)

Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan attempts to clear his lines at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Monaghan 2-16 Kildare 2-14 (after extra time, Monaghan 1-13 Kildare 2-10 after normal time)Monaghan eventually secured the last spot in the All-Irelan(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan has opted to relegate Pádraig Fogarty to the bench and start with Tomás O’Connor for Saturday evening’s qualifier against Monaghan at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Cork and Mayo have named unchanged teams for Sunday’s All-Ireland football quarter-final at Croke Park, while Galway also name the same XV again for(...)

Clare’s goalkeeper Joe Hayes confronts Tomas O’Connor of Kildare at Cusack Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clare 0-12 Kildare 0-13: Clare looked to be on the way to a famous victory when they thundered into a six-point early in the second half of a pulsatin(...)

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 (...)

Kildare’s Hugh McGrillen tackles Meath’s Stephen Bray during the Leinster semi-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Meath 2-16 Kildare 0-17 Led from the front by Stephen Bray, Meath sprang a nasty surprise on Kildare at Croke Park in yesterday’s Leinster football s(...)

Meath’s Andrew Tormey scores his side’s first goal from a penalty in the Leinster SFC semi-final against Kildare at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Meath 2-16 Kildare 0-17Meath produced enough vintage football at Croke Park to book their place in another Leinster football final, but not before ner(...)

 Switzerland’s Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates his second goal against  Honduras  at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. Photograph: EPA

Honduras 0 Switzerland 3Four years ago to the day, Honduras held Switzerland to a scoreless draw in South Africa, denying Ottmar Hitzfeld’s side a pla(...)

 Ciaran Byrne of Louth removes a stray dog from the pitch in Newbridge. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kildare 1-19 Louth 0-15Kildare survived a stern examination from Louth to maintain their 100 per cent qualifier record under Kieran McGeeney.A remarka(...)

Martin Connor, senior policy the adviser to the special delivery unit at the Department of Health and Children is to leave his post.

The British expert appointed by Minister for Health James Reilly to cut hospital waiting lists and the number of people on trolleys in emergency depa(...)