Clontarf’s Matt Darcy: won both the “Top Try Scorer” and Division 1A player of the year. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt presented awards in 11 categories across all four divisions of the Ulster Bank League at a reception in the Aviva stadium. (...)

Last year’s Allianz Football League semi-final, when Cork suffered a 17-point turnaround against Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork football could be forgiven a sigh. A new year starts with the steep road ahead and, as is so often the case, neighbours and age-old rival Kerry s(...)

Castlehaven’s Sean Cahalane and Brian Hurley

In Union Hall, they talk fish and they talk football. They talk about other bits and pieces too but you’ve really got to want it to hear it. Brian Hur(...)

It’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: Kieran McGeeney is leaving Kildare and returning to his native county Armagh. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So it’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: on the same night Jason Ryan went before the Kildare county board to be ratified as thei(...)

Clare’s Noel Roche in action against Kerry during the 1992 Munster football final when they created a major shock by winning the Munster title. Photo: Inpho

What goes up must come down. Twenty years ago, as tomorrow, Cork footballers travelled to Clare for a championship fixture but circumstances could har(...)

Cork’s Brian O’Driscoll holds off the cahllenge of  Michael Argue of Cavan during the All-Ireland under-21 football semi-final played at Tullamore. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

CORK 0-15 CAVAN 1-11 The All Ireland under-21 championship is usually about a journey gathering momentum. Damien Cahalane, the immense(...)