Tipperary’s Barry Grogan (left) celebrates scoring a late goal with Peter Acheson in the  All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Series Round 3A game at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When the last tale is told of Championship 2014, make sure there’s room for a mention of a manic night in Portlaoise. Let the people know that whateve(...)

Laois’ John O’Loughlin scores a goal against Tipperary  during the  All-Ireland SFC Qualifier Series Round 3A match O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 3-17 Laois 4-9 Thunderous stuff in Portlaoise, where Tipperary came through an incredible game against Laois with five points to spar(...)

UCD 1-14 Laois 3-6UCD will play the champions Kildare in next week’s O’Byrne cup semi-final after they scored a convincing win over Laois at Portarlin(...)

Wexford 2-13Laois 0-11Wexford ended their losing streak against Laois with a comfortable eight-point victory in this opening round O’Byrne Cup game pl(...)

The likes of Donegal’s Michael Murphy will have to come up with some scores if his side are to progress. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

”Every man is mad to put it right,” says Donegal captain Michael Murphy, although now is the time for calmness, not madness.The very prospect of both (...)

Joe Sheridan will start at full forward for Meath in their qualifier clash with Tyrone at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Joe Sheridan will make his first Championship start of the summer after being named at full forward for Meath’s qualifier clash with Tyrone as part of(...)

The second game in the double-header at Cusack Park on Saturday proved to be a one-sided affair like the opener. But on this occasion it was the Laois(...)

Clare manager Mick O’Dwyer in the dugout during the qualifier game against Laois at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland football qualifiers: Clare manager Mick O’Dwyer confirmed that he will step down from the post following his side’s 0-10 to 3-17 loss to L(...)

Laois’s Padraig Clancy will attempt to fill a huge void in midfield in the absence of Brendan Quigley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

GAVIN CUMMISKEYThe luck of the draw means either Carlow or Laois will stay afloat for a while yet. On the evidence of both counties opening round coll(...)