Dublin’s Kevin Nolan: the former All Star decided to spend his summer in the United Stares. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Every day it seems we’re reading about the latest batch of young, talented GAA players heading over to the US, but believe it or not there have bee(...)

Kildare’s Tommy Moolick celebrates scoring the equalising point in the Leinster SFC quarter-final at O’Connor Park in Tullamore. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Kildare 0-16 Laois 0-16 “Games, games, games,” Kildare manager Jason Ryan was hardly downbeat. “Competitive games — that’s really important for us.” (...)

Meath coach Colm Brady looks on with manager Mick O’Dowd. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Brothers Eamon and Colm Brady will not be involved with the Meath set-up this summer having withdrawn their services as joint-coaches ahead of the tea(...)

Laois’ Tom Shiel shoots to score his side’s third goal againt Carlow in their Leinster senior championship round one, Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow, on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Laois’ footballers will have learned little from this crushing 17-point victory over neighbours Carlow in this Leinster SFC first-round tie at Dr Cull(...)

Mickey Newman slotted eight points for Meath in their draw with Laois. Photograph: Inpho

Meath 0-13 Laois 0-13Meath squandered a seven point second half lead and had to rely on a late Eamon Wallace point to give them the share of the spoil(...)

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(...)

Laois defender Padraig McMahon has left the panel his manager confirmed. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Laois 2-17 Roscommon 0-16Roscommon arrived in O’Moore Park for their first meeting with Laois in twenty two years, they lost that one by two points bu(...)

Roscommon footballer Cathal Cregg  is strength and conditioning officer with Connacht GAA. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The call by Roscommon footballer and Connacht GAA strength and conditioning officer Cathal Cregg for intercounty players to be deemed ineligible for(...)

‘The many Church reform associations around the world should be appreciated as resources. They are concerned critics, not enemies. Their members typically have experience of family life and have reflected on it, some prayerfully.’ Photograph: Getty Images

A synod on the family entirely composed of celibate bishops is not only “bonkers”, as former president Mary McAleese has commented, it is dangerous. I(...)

Tipperary’s Barry Grogan (left) celebrates scoring a late goal with Peter Acheson in the  All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Series Round 3A game at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When the last tale is told of Championship 2014, make sure there’s room for a mention of a manic night in Portlaoise. Let the people know that whateve(...)