Pat Flanagan with his Offaly team. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Pat Flanagan is painting a picture of Offaly football and it’s not pretty: Dublin are pulling irretrievably away from them and the rest of Lein(...)

 Brian Whelahan on the sideline during a  National League match in 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Brian Whelahan has become the first high-profile managerial casualty of the season, resigning as Offaly hurling manager after a disappointing champion(...)

Waterford’s Shane Bennett tackles Conor Lehane of Cork during the Munster SHC semi-final at Semple Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

To the victors the spoils and to the vanquished, the qualifiers. I was reminded last week of the lead-up to the 1997 Munster semi-final between Clare (...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan: will be back for the relegation play-off against Clare at Nowlan Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

DIVISION 1 QUARTER-FINALS Offaly v Tipperary, O’Connor Park, 3.0 – Offaly’s season has marked an improvement on last year and their prospects might h(...)

Limerick’s Shane Dowling: was sent off after two minutes against Offaly at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick 0-21 Offaly 1-21 A straight red card for Shane Dowling inside the first two minutes left Limerick with too big a mountain to climb against O(...)

Shane Dooley inspired Offaly’s win over Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick 0-21 Offaly 1-21Shane Dooley inspired Offaly to yet another win over Limerick as his side caused a big upset at the Gaelic Grounds.The game h(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning in action against Kilkenny’s Conor Fogarty and TJ Reid last summer. He will miss out on the clash  at Pearse Stadium due to injury. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Today Division 1 A Cork v Dublin, Croke Park, 5 pm – Ger Cunningham’s opening chapter as Dublin manager could not be more assured. Crisp, accurat(...)

“David Kenny is a guy who has had very long-term injuries and you know it’ll be next year before a decision is made with him as regards to whether he’ll be able to partake.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former Offaly captain David Kenny will decide upon his intercounty future during the Christmas period as he continues his rehabilitation from the ongo(...)

Brian Whelahan: The young Kilkenny players are “relishing the thought of carrying on the tradition that has gone  before them.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Losing four players, 28 All-Ireland medals between them, in the space of a week - you’d imagine Kilkenny will struggle to immediately replace that wel(...)

Current Offaly manager Brian Whelahan: HIS outstanding contribution to Offaly’s All-Ireland hurling championship victory was recognised with the award of the two hurler of the year citations. pHOTOGRAPH: iNPHO

The All Star season is upon us. There will be criticisms of whatever teams are announced; some of these will be temperate and reasonedbut others won’t(...)