Laois manager Séamus Plunkett and top scorer Zane Keenan celebrate at the end of the Leinster SHC quarter-final against Offaly at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Laois 29 Offaly 21 Laois manager Séamus ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett played down any effect his resignation and return may have had on his side’s performance (...)

Antrim’s Odhran McFadden tries to race clear of Offaly goalscorer Shane Dooley. Photograph: Inpho

Antrim 0-19 Offaly 2-17Just four points separated Offaly and Antrim at the final whistle at Ballycastle but in truth the visitors were never really in(...)

Limerick’s Shane Dowling: was sent off after two minutes against Offaly at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick 0-21 Offaly 1-21 A straight red card for Shane Dowling inside the first two minutes left Limerick with too big a mountain to climb against O(...)

Shane Dooley inspired Offaly’s win over Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick 0-21 Offaly 1-21Shane Dooley inspired Offaly to yet another win over Limerick as his side caused a big upset at the Gaelic Grounds.The game h(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan celebrates on of his two goals in the All-Ireland SHC Round two Qualifiers at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Not for the first time, Tipperary’s desire to gauge where they are is complicated by sticky issue of who they are. Still hurling’s little girl with th(...)

Offaly’s Brian Carroll  has no room to move as the Tipperary trio of  Michael Cahill, Paddy Stapleton and Paudie Maher surround him during the All-Ireland SHC Qualifier at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 5-25 Offaly 1-20It wasn’t always straightforward but Tipperary got the job done nonetheless in Portlaoise, running out easy winners in the e(...)

JJ Delaney: the multi-decorated and outstanding defender will man the full back berth for Kilkenny at Nowlan Park. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill

The arrival of Sky Sports has drummed up more interest in this fixture than might otherwise have been the case given the disparity between the counti(...)

Connacht’s Gavin Duffy in action against Munster’s Doug Howlett. Duffy is training with the Mayo senior football squad. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland rugby international Gavin Duffy trained with the Mayo senior football panel on Tuesday night and is set to make a dramatic return to Gaelic fo(...)

Clare’s John Conlan with Colin Fennelly and Jonjoe Farrell of Kilkenny at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Colin Fennelly turned in a man-of-the-match performance – in a game he described as both “crazy” and “explosive” – as Kilkenny finally outgunned Ti(...)

Ciarán Clarke of Antrim and James Rigney of Offaly come to grips in Saturday’s game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In the first half Offaly struggled and a very honest Antrim side fully deserved their 0-9 to 0-5 interval lead.Offaly were much better in the second h(...)