Laois’s John O’Loughlin who played on the minor side that defeated Dublin 2-12 to 1-3 in 2007. Photograph: Inpho

It’s only seven years ago and yet today it feels like the sort of scoreline you’d only find going through dusty almanacs with a magnifying glass – La(...)

Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan celebrates with his  captain Michael Murphy after the final whistle at Celtic Park.

Everything we’ll watch between now and the first week of August in the football championship will be processed through the prism of Dublin - they’re t(...)

Colm Begley of Laois, who was dropped from the match day squad when his side played Wicklow at the weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho 3:46

The Colm Begley row that broke over the last week has demonstrated the major fault line running through the GAA at the moment - the increasingly fr(...)

Laois manager Tomás Ó Flatharta on Colm Begley: “he’s going to be fully involved from now on.” Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

As so-called crises go, Laois manager Tomás Ó Flatharta didn’t take long to clear this one up by declaring Colm Begley “still a very vital part of our(...)

 Conor McManus scores his Ireland’s first goal during the second Test against Australia at Croke Park.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

IRELAND 116 (6-22-14), AUSTRALIA 37 (2-7-4) – Ireland win the series 173-72: If tonight’s second test of the international rules series proves to be t(...)

Armagh’s Ciarán McKeever and Kildare’s John Doyle have been called into the Ireland panel of the second international rules test at Croke Park on Sat(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland manager Paul Earley has finalised his 23-man panel for Saturday’s opening International Rules test with Australia, with Donegal’s Michael Murp(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley

No representatives from counties such as Kerry, Down, or indeed Cavan, hosts for the first Test, and no more than eight survivors from the last Int(...)

Mark Vaughan kicked seven points for Kilmacud Crokes in a losing cause against Ballyboden St Enda’s. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s progressed to the quarter-finals of the Dublin Senior Football Championship following their controversial 2-9 to 0-12 victory ove(...)

Wexford’s Rory Quinlivan tries to stop John O’Loughlin of Laois at Wexford Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Laois 0-16 Wexford 2-8Laois had to survive many unnerving moments before eventually seeing of the challenge of a wasteful Wexford side in this thrilli(...)