Drogheda United managerJohn McDonnell: his side have taken just two points from the last 22 on offer. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Limerick defender Robbie Williams has targeted winning five of their remaining eight games in the hope of completing their great escape. While they re(...)

Derry City manager Peter Hutton has a depleted squad for Friday’s FAI Cup game against Drogheda United. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

With four all-Premier Division ties in the cup on Friday evening, at least one non-league side, Tolka Rovers or Killester United, will make it safe(...)

Chris Forrester of St Pat’s celebrates scoring his second goal of the game with Conor McCormack. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

St Patrick’s Athletic 3 Longford Town 0 A brace from Chris Forrester, his sixth and seventh league goals of the 2015 campaign helped St Pat’s to all t(...)

Tipperary’s  John O’Dwyer claims the sliotar ahead of Dublin players  Shane Durkin, Liam Rushe and Michael Carton during the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 2-23 Dublin 0-16The continuation of inevitability. Despite some remarkable revivals and the supposed levelling of hurling’s playing field in(...)

Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly gets his shot away as Dublin’s  Stephen Hiney moves in during the Leinster SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-24 Dublin 1-9Reconstructed, slightly remodelled but the interior of these Kilkenny hurlers looks much the same. Defeat to Dublin, and Cork,(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic Chris Forrester celebrates scoreing his second goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

St Patrick’s Athletic 6 Drogheda Utd 0 A hat-trick from Conan Byrne was the highlight as St Patrick’s routed Drogheda United at Richmond Park. (...)

Mayo’s man of the match Cillian O’Connor battles with New York’s Gerard McCartan during Sunday’s Connacht senior  football championship quarter-final at  Gaelic Park, New York. Photograph: Inpho

New York 0-8Mayo 4-18The sun came out for the two teams at Gaelic Park in the Bronx as New York took on a Mayo team who were considered heav(...)

Brendan Bugler of Clare and Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer battle it out during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at  Semple Stadium in  Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Allianz Hurling League round-up: All-Ireland champions (...)

Sligo Rovers’ manager  Ian Baraclough. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

It is open to question whether some of his successors will thank him for tying the office so closely to the game but Michael D Higgin(...)

Mount Leinster Rangers 1-17 Ballyboden St Enda’s 3-9: Mount Leinster Rangers caused a sensational upset in accounting for Dublin giants Ballyboden and(...)