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(...)

Westmeath captain Ger Egan led his team to a convincing win over Laois in their Division 2 clash. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A strong finish enabled Westmeath to open their Division 2 campaign with what may prove to be a precious victory against Laois in Mullingar yesterday (...)

Brendan Murphy is again to join up with the Carlow fooballers after a year’s absence. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Laois have been buoyed by the return of last year’s New York senior football captain Brendan Quigley to their senior panel for the 2015 season.The Ti(...)

Former Laois midfielder Brendan Quigley will capatain New York on Sunday at Gaelic Park, New York. Photograph: Inpho

It’s been described as the “the most professional set-up” that New York football has ever had, and the team features more than a couple of familiar in(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea tackles Derry’s Niall Holly at Croke Park during the league semi-final. Photo: Donall Farmer/INpho

Where to begin with Aidan O’Shea? Maybe the lesson learned putting Frankie McGlynn on his hide last August. Or his recent Twit(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan (left) and Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice after their teams met at St Conleths Park, Newbridge. Both sides are in a precarious position in Division One. Photograph: Inpho

No one said it would be easy. Just a year after their gallant rise to Division One of the Allianz Football Lea(...)

Brendan Quigley, who is now playing for Leitrim in New York, in action for his native Laois against Donegal at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For the crowd gathered in Gaelic Park last Sunday, it was a sight to behold: Brendan Quigley soaring above a thicket of bodies to claim a ball and set(...)

Armagh’s Ciarán McKeever: went to New York after defeat to Roscommon last year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Perceptions of reality differ radically between the GAA central management and New York County Board regarding the supposed mass exodus of inter-count(...)

Laois’s Padraig Clancy will attempt to fill a huge void in midfield in the absence of Brendan Quigley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

GAVIN CUMMISKEYThe luck of the draw means either Carlow or Laois will stay afloat for a while yet. On the evidence of both counties opening round coll(...)

Laois manager Justin McNulty:  has been able to call on 11 of the players that started in their All-Ireland quarter-final against Dublin last August. Photograph: Inpho

At first glance the Laois team to play Louth in Sunday’s Leinster football first-round clash looks at full st(...)