Tyrone’s PJ Quinn tackles Louth’s Ryan Burns during Saturday’s All-Ireland senior football championship qualifier at  Healy Park, Omagh, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Inpho

Tyrone 2-21 Louth 0-10 In the end, Tyrone ran away with a tie that was finely balanced at the halfway stage. Louth trailed by just two points at half(...)

Louth manager Aidan O’Rourke: “Offences that drew a black card at the weekend didn’t get a black card tonight. I’m reluctant to use the word shambles but that’s where we’re at.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wednesday night in Parnell Park was neither the time nor the place to be judging the worth or efficacy of the black card, purely because the only inst(...)

Dublin’s Gary Sweeney is put under pressure by Louth’s from Robert Brodigan, Padraig Rath and Derek Crilly at Parnell Park, Dublin, last night. Photograph: Inpho

DUBLIN 2-6 LOUTH 0-8If the O’Byrne Cup is about making an impression and standing out when you get the chance, Dublin substitute Daniel Watson can’t d(...)

 Microsoft’s deal to acquire Nokia’s mobile handset business  is likely to go down as a major turning point in the contemporary technology business

Nokia shares soared 40 per cent last week following the sale of its mobile business to Microsoft, and have more than tripled since 2012’s 17-year low,(...)

Dell chief executive Michael Dell who awaits a vote over his $24.4 billion buyout offer on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Dell postponed a shareholder vote on its chief executive’s $24.4 billion buyout offer to Wednesday after failing to get enough support to seal the dea(...)

 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(...)

Louth’s Andy McDonnell and Conor Rafferty with Rory Quinn of Wexford during yesterday’s game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Wexford 2-13 Louth 1-15: Little Ben Brosnan proved yet again that he is a man for the big occasion with a stunning late free-kick, as Louth and Wexfor(...)

Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh is surrounded by a pack of Donegal players in Ballybofey

Well now we know. All winter, we wondered what version of Donegal would be presented for summer service. We pointed to year after year of All-Ireland (...)