Donegal’s Hugh McFadden tries to block down Cork’s John O’Rourke. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Football league semi-finals: where else in the world of competitive sport is the post-semi-final reaction to a national title so insouciant?“It’s not (...)

Cork’s Mark Collins celebrates scoring his side’s first goal against Mayo - one of ten during the league. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

For all of their adventures on the dark side of defensive systems and auxiliary defenders Cork footballers ended the regulation league season top of D(...)

University College Dublin (UCD) v Dublin City University(DCU)This all Dublin-affair may prove the highlight of this year’s Sigerson Cup competition; n(...)

Last year’s Allianz Football League semi-final, when Cork suffered a 17-point turnaround against Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork football could be forgiven a sigh. A new year starts with the steep road ahead and, as is so often the case, neighbours and age-old rival Kerry s(...)

The Waterford team celebrate their McGrath Cup final victory over UCC at Fraher Field. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford 3-12 UCC 1-9 Waterford lifted the McGrath Cup for the first time in 34 years at Fraher Field on Saturday, overcoming a UCC selection whose m(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh: will be hoping to build upon the county’s recent All-Ireland successes at U-21 level. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
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Saturday Waterford Crystal Cup (Munster SH) semi-finals Cork v Clare, Mallow, 1.0 – Cork make the customary raft of changes, resting Pau(...)

Kerry footballer Paul Geaney is the current UCC football captain.

Going into the final weekend before the start of the national league, UCC are still in the running to record a unique double. The college’s hurlers ar(...)

Alan Campbell and Barry Grogan tackle Donncha O’Connor of Cork. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 1-14 Tipperary 0-12Cork manager Brian Cuthbert welcomed the opportunity for “game-time” for his extended squad who continued their run through th(...)

Double All-Ireland-winning Cork hurling coach Archdeacon Michael O’Brien has died after a  long illness. Photograph: Inpho

Tributes have been paid to double All-Ireland-winning Cork hurling coach Archdeacon Michael O’Brien, who died on Friday in a nursing home following (...)

Paul Geaney gained great experience in the Sigerson Cup before starring for the Kerry senior football team. Photograph: Inpho.

On Sunday when Kerry take on Donegal in the All-Ireland minor final, the county will be marking 20 years since previously winning the Tom Markham Cup(...)