Michael “Brick” Walsh, seen here during the league match against Galway, is one of Waterford’s more mature players. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

On the day before St Patrick’s Day 2014, Derek McGrath’s Waterford side arrived in Ennis with their step light and their smile easy. With three games (...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan: “This is a team of lads who are working hard and we would believe that we have every opportunity to get wins this summer.”

Gravity is merciless. It is a mere 14 months since the first game of Jason Ryan’s time in charge of Kildare ended with Paddy Brophy curling over a stu(...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea has gone well in an advanced role during the Allianz League Division One campaign to date. Photograph: Inpho

Today Matches at 7.0 unless stated Division One Mayo v Dublin, Elverys MacHale Park, (Live Setanta 1, 7.0) – The counties have had some of th(...)

Jason Ryan has seen his Kildare side beaten despite dominating games in this year’s Allianz Football League Division Two. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

At the start of the league season, Kildare were one of the teams expected to challenge for promotion from Division Two. Relegated slightly unluckily (...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

Graham Reilly: the Meath man received an early black card against Kildare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Meath 0-13 Kildare 0-11 For the second successive week Kildare fell short of the winning post as Meath reaffirmed themselves the second best t(...)

Paul Geaney, Kerry, is seen on a screen during a live webcast of the launch of the 2015 Allianz Football Leagues in Croke Park. The opening weekend of the Allianz Football League will see Kerry host Mayo in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney on Sunday. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

It’s not often an All-Ireland winning full-forward, a 24-year-old one who consistently performed to a high level along the impressive route to glory; (...)

Dublin’s Michael Dara Macauley is sent off  late in normal time by referee David Gough during the O’Byrne Cup final against  Newbridge. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 0-24 Kildare 0-19 (aet) A strong extra-time in St Conleth’s Park before a crowd of approximately 8,000 gave Dublin a first O’Byrne Cup in seve(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh: will be hoping to build upon the county’s recent All-Ireland successes at U-21 level. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
Previews

Saturday Waterford Crystal Cup (Munster SH) semi-finals Cork v Clare, Mallow, 1.0 – Cork make the customary raft of changes, resting Pau(...)

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(...)