Laois’s Pauric Clancy celebrates their Leinster final  victory over Kildare in 2003. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Twelve years ago Laois and Kildare contested the Leinster football final. On Saturday they’re in the provincial quarter-final, possibly wondering whet(...)

GAA Director General Paraic Duffy, selectors Darragh O’Se and Padraig Joyce, GAA President Aogan O’Fearghail and new International Rules manager Joe Kernan. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA have confirmed that former All-Ireland winning Armagh manager Joe Kernan is the new Irish international Rules manager.The Crossmaglen native h(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan: will be hoping to rebuild a winning mentality and create confidence in his young side, says former Lilywhite star, Dermot Earley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In the parallel universe of the O’Byrne Cup, Kildare rule the world. Jason Ryan’s team are bidding for a three-in-a-row when they play Dublin in tomo(...)

 Cork’s Aidan Walsh has opted to concentrate on hurling in 2015.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Cork dual star Aidan Walsh has confirmed he is to withdraw from the Cork senior football panel and focus exclusively on playing for the county’s hur(...)

Nevin Spence down on the farm: tragic death in slurry tank accident. Photo: John Dickson

He was all that we want our sporting heroes to be. Nevin Spence was a talented centre with the Ulster rugby team. At just 22 years of age he was on(...)

Waterford manager Niall Carew with Kieran McGeeney during his time as a selector with Kildare.

This weekend’s football qualifiers will see many eyes drawn to Omagh and the cross-county line contest between Tyrone and Armagh but Newry also stages(...)

Moorefield’s Ciaran Kelly and Donnachadh McDonnell of Sarsfields. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As he stood on the pitch afterwards, Ronan Sweeney recalled the day he and a few other survivors on the Moorefield panel had come here in 1997 to win (...)

Goalkeeper Liam Donoghue and Alan Kerins celebrate Clarinbridge’s All-Ireland club hurling final victory over O’Loughlin Gaels at Croke Park in 2011. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Winter falls and the club championships are the collar we turn up against the cold. Huddle up for warmth a few more weeks and stave off the season’s e(...)

Jason Ryan (left) and Kieran McGeeney hope their combined knowledge can be enough to unhinge Dublin.

No one, it seems, is entirely willing or able to talk about Jason Ryan. Not in the tactical sense, anyway, or what actually is his role with Kildare f(...)

Dermot Earley: “I think the talent is there, especially with the new under-21 players that have come in, some unbelievably skilful players.”

Dermot Earley mentions The Machine before we do. That is how Gaelic football’s elite are now viewed. It is a way of playing adopted by Donegal and Dub(...)