Former Dublin captain Sean Doherty who was inducted into the All-Ireland Kick Fada Hall of Fame. Doherty captained Dublin to success in 1974 and added further winner’s medals in 1976 and ’77. Photo: Pat Murphy/Sportsfile .

In the 40 years since Sean Doherty captained Dublin to the All-Ireland title the style and execution of Gaelic football has changed beyond recognitio(...)

Rob Heffernan talks to his wife and coach Marian Heffernan after he dropped out of the Men’s 50k walk at the  European Athletics Championships in  Zurich, Switzerland. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If everything had gone to plan Rob Heffernan was exactly where he intended to be. Standing at the finish of the 50km walk, on the banks of Lake Zurich(...)

Offaly’s Brian Carroll is tackled by goalkeeper Darren Gleeson, Michael Cahill and Padraic Maher of Tipperary during their hurling qualifier. Just 27,800 tuned in to watch the game on Sky Sports.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Sky Sports will broadcast its first double bill of live championship matches this Saturday evening on the back of continuingly modest viewing figures(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte: “There is another year, under my current contract, and I intend to honour that.” Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye.

Even if it must rank as one of the most disillusioning of days in his 12 seasons as Tyrone manager, Mickey Harte wasn’t all down about it, paying due(...)

Mark McHugh opted out of the Donegal panel before the start of the championship, claiming a loss of appetite for intercounty football. Photograph: Inpho

Any sign of Mark McHugh? It’s the question that won’t go away as long as Donegal stay involved in the football championship, and team captain Michael (...)

Kerry’s Shane Enright and Daniel Goulding of Cork clash during the Munster senior football final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Inpho

Not many people can say they feel all the pain and humiliation of what Brazil are going through, and are taking some comfort in it. There may be good(...)

Thomas Barr celebrates his victory in last year’s 400m hurdles at the AAI Senior Track & Field Championships at  Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin. “It’s now all about refining and perfecting the technique as much as possible.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“Nine years, nine months and nine days,” he tells me, off the top of his head – pretty impressive considering Thomas Barr wasn’t even born when Edwin (...)

 Clare’s Colm Galvin battles with Cork’s  Daniel Kearney during the Munster semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Jack Guiney spoke this week about Wexford’s sheer delight at drawing Clare for this one, even if that also meant having to travel to Ennis. If there i(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley and Ciaran Lyng of Wexford in a close-quarter struggle during the Leinster senior football championship semi-final in Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Sky Sports have experienced another notable decline in their live championship viewing figures, with Saturday evening’s Ulster football semi-final bet(...)

Antrim manager Liam Bradley: “People like to see open, free-flowing football, and the Ulster championship doesn’t always see that.” Photograph: Inpho

Liam Bradley was not overly exaggerating when declaring his Antrim team had “played Fermanagh off the field, ripped them apart”, at least for long en(...)