TJ Reid is one of four Ballyhale Shamrocks players to return to the Kilkenny side for Sunday’s Division 1A releagtion play-off with Clare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny have wheeled out the big guns for Sunday’s Division One A relegation play-off against Clare. As expected manager Brian Cody has given instant(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan: ‘A number of the teams we’re going to be playing have had more time on the pitch in preparation for the games.’ Photograph: Inpho

As Wexford manager when the GAA introduced the winter training ban in 2010, Jason Ryan was one of the initiative’s loudest critics.The rules regardin(...)

The roll-out of the national bowel cancer screening programme has been accompanied by lengthening waiting lists for essential tests

The roll-out of the national bowel cancer screening programme has been accompanied by lengthening waiting lists for essential tests, two reports indic(...)

Moorefield’s Ryan Houlihan tackles Ben McCormack of Sarsfields. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Moorefield 1-15 Sarsfields 1-6 Having held on for their lives to get a second bite, Moorefield finished the job in some style to retain their K(...)

Moorefield’s Ronan Sweeney and Sean Campbell of Sarsfields in action during the Kildare county final at St Conleth’s Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sarsfields 1-13 Moorefield 0-16 Sarsfields manager John Crofton was quick afterwards to declare the glass half-full. He pointed out that it was the f(...)

A Comptroller and Auditor General report said that over €4 million was paid into the account between 2002 and 2009 by a range of State bodies including the Department of Health. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Dáil Public Accounts Committee is expected to press ahead with plans to compel a number of individuals to appear before it next month as part of i(...)

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(...)