Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe charges down Anthony Nash’s penalty during the Munster SHC  quarter-final replay at Semple Stadium.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The murmurs that went around Tuam Stadium on Sunday afternoon, where I was watching a club game, will be familiar to many. The stadium announcer had a(...)

Henry Shefflin in action against Clare’s   Brendan Bugler at Ennis last weekend. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho
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TODAY Allianz Hurling League Division One B Laois v Cork, O’Moore Park, 7.0 [Live, Setanta Ireland] - Cork are about as regre(...)

 Shane Carthy of St Vincent’s evades the challenge of Ballymun Kickham’s Sean George during the Dublin football final. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The debate about the AIB senior club championships has become more insistent of late. At the end of last year one of the proposals of th(...)

Jim Gavin receives his Philips Sports Manager of the Year award from Cel O’Reilly (Managing Director Philips Ireland) and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Sport, at a function in the Shelbourne Hotel. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In a reverse of 1995, Dublin football manager Jim Gavin saw off Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald for the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin set the bar in 2013.  Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has been named Phillips Sports Manager of the Year at an awards ceremony in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel this afternoon.Gavin s(...)

Crossmaglen’s Stephen Kernan elbows Kilcoo’s Conor Laverty and gets sent off for the challenge in the sides’ Ulster club SFC quarter-final replay. Photograph:  Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

Kilcoo 3-10 Crossmaglen 1-8: It took 160 minutes to separate them, and two goals in the first-half of extra-time helped Kilcoo finally defeat club gia(...)

Paul Devlin with Crossmaglen’s Garvan Carragher and Danny O’Callaghan at the drawn quarter-final. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Declan Roughan

Ulster Council secretary Danny Murphy has insisted the stewards at Páirc Esler were “in control” of the flashpoints in the stand during Sunday’s drawn(...)

The half-time speech is a an integral weapon in every manager’s armoury.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Armagh played Kerry in the 2002 All-Ireland football final. By half-time, they were going down the swanee. They’d lost John McEntee to concussion. Ois(...)

Colm McFadden of Donegal celebrates his goal with Christy Toye and Brian Roper in 2004, when Donegal beat All-Ireland champions Tyrone. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Tomorrow in Ballybofey, Donegal become the latest county to wrestle with one of football’s most daunting stat(...)

It’s nearly 28 years since I attended with a friend from Monaghan the first 1985 All-Ireland semi-final. Seated nearby on his own was a Kerry m(...)