Gordon D’Arcy above with assistant coach Les Kiss, looks set to start for Ireland against Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 20, 2014, 09:15

As Ireland look forward to their final game of the Autumn series and their final game of the international rugby calendar year against Australia on(...)

Declan O’Sullivan will continue his club career but says it would be impossible to play on for Kerry. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Declan O’Sullivan has announced his inter-county retirement although thanks to some “corrective work” on his knees he will be able to continue his clu(...)

The detained yacht Makayabella with up to €80 million worth of cocaine aboard, off the Cork coast

Three men have been remanded in custody after they were charged last night in connection with the seizure of €80 million worth of cocaine aboard a yac(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue reacts after missing a point in the drawn semi-final against Mayo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Perspective is everything. Late in the draw between Kerry and Mayo, James O’Donoghue went for glory. He missed. Declan O’Sullivan spat bile at him.On(...)

Donegal’s Eamon McGee gets ahead of  Tony Kernan of Armagh during the All-Ireland football quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Eamon McGee nods when he hears Darragh Ó Sé’s conviction that Kerry will beat Donegal if they don’t concede goals.“Darragh Ó Sé should know,” he says (...)

Paul Geaney gained great experience in the Sigerson Cup before starring for the Kerry senior football team. Photograph: Inpho.

On Sunday when Kerry take on Donegal in the All-Ireland minor final, the county will be marking 20 years since previously winning the Tom Markham Cup(...)

Declan O’Sullivan with Lee Keegan and Tom Parsons of Mayo in the semi-final replay Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The last thing Declan O’Sullivan needs to prove is anything to anyone, least of all himself. Not many footballers can touch his great wealth of succes(...)

Mayo’s Tom Cunniffe battling with Kerry’s Michael Geaney last week. Cunniffe could be assigned a different role today. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In considering his county’s prospects days prior to that thrilling draw against Kerry, Liam McHale hit upon an aspect of Mayo’s play that has been giv(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue, as closely marked as he was by Keith Higgins last week, still won 22 possessions. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Venues don’t actually matter a toss in championship football, and once that ball is thrown in at the Gaelic Grounds this evening, the only thing the p(...)

Lee Keegan of Mayo is shown the red card by referee David Goldrick last Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo manager James Horan has kept faith with the team that started the drawn game against Kerry for tomorrow’s replay at the Gaelic Grounds in Limeric(...)