Dancing at the Metropole in Dublin in 1968. Photograph:  Kevin McMahon

The way Danny Hughes tells it, the first disco in the country happened like this. It was May 1965, and the 18-year-old was looking for an alternative (...)

Tyrone’s Stephen O’Neill: will miss the remainder of the National League due to a recent ankle operation. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The future of the International Rules Series will become clearer within the next week or so. Croke Park officials are expecting to re(...)

Down’s Ryan Boyle and Louth’s Colm Judge battle it out in  Páirc Esler, Newry on Saturday. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Russell Pritchard

Former Down All Star Danny Hughes has had to retire from inter-county football after three seasons troubled by injury. James McCartan con(...)

Derry’s Eoin Bradley and Sligo’s Charlie Harrison last weekend. Bradley started on the bench last week but will start against Down tomorrow. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Derry manager Brian McIver adds Eoin Bradley to his attack for tomorrow’s All-Ireland qualifier against Down. Bradley had been struggling with a shoul(...)

Former Down manager Pete McGrath: “We have to ensure there’s not a repeat of this lost or semi-lost generation.” Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

For much of the past 50 years Down were the instinctive choice of most people – especially outside of the province – as the Ulster county most likely(...)