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(...)

Tomás Ó Flatharta

Tomás Ó Flatharta is on the verge of becoming the next Laois senior football manager. His name will go before the next meeting of the county board, du(...)

Donegal’s Neil McGee and Donal Kingston of Laois in action at Carrick-on-shannon. Phogo: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 0-14 Laois 0-8The secrets and lies of the football championship. Donegal identified five things that went wrong against Monaghan in the Ulster(...)

Donegal’s Colm McFadden celebrates a point with Michael Murphy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 0-14 Laois 0-8: So the All-Ireland champions are back in the mix, Donegal surviving a nervous test against Laois in their fourth round qual(...)

The likes of Donegal’s Michael Murphy will have to come up with some scores if his side are to progress. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

”Every man is mad to put it right,” says Donegal captain Michael Murphy, although now is the time for calmness, not madness.The very prospect of both (...)

Donegal footballer Michael Murphy at his home club of Glenswilly,  where the official launch of the 2013 GAA Football Championship All-Ireland Series took place. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/ Sportsfile.

The dethroned Ulster football champions met up on Monday night to survey the ruins. Michael Murphy was adamant, at yesterday’s All-Ireland championshi(...)

Wexford’s Rory Quinlivan tries to stop John O’Loughlin of Laois at Wexford Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Laois 0-16 Wexford 2-8Laois had to survive many unnerving moments before eventually seeing of the challenge of a wasteful Wexford side in this thrilli(...)

The second game in the double-header at Cusack Park on Saturday proved to be a one-sided affair like the opener. But on this occasion it was the Laois(...)

Clare manager Mick O’Dwyer in the dugout during the qualifier game against Laois at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland football qualifiers: Clare manager Mick O’Dwyer confirmed that he will step down from the post following his side’s 0-10 to 3-17 loss to L(...)

Laois’s Padraig Clancy will attempt to fill a huge void in midfield in the absence of Brendan Quigley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

GAVIN CUMMISKEYThe luck of the draw means either Carlow or Laois will stay afloat for a while yet. On the evidence of both counties opening round coll(...)