The Irish Sports Council will do further research to assess trends, including gender differences.

A slight decline in the numbers of young people in the 16-24 age group taking part in sport is of “concern”, the Irish Sports Council has said. Som(...)

Kerry forward Colm Cooper has recovered following shoulder surgery. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

At last some good news for Éamonn Fitzmaurice and his beleaguered Kerry squad as they travel to play Down this Sunday, a game Fitzmaurice knows his si(...)

Colm Cooper: one of nine Kerry players to require surgery in the last 12 months. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Colm Cooper is the latest Kerry player to have to undergo surgery and is likely to miss the McGrath Cup and possibly the early rounds of the National (...)

Brunell coach Kieran O’Leary: “It’s down to 40 minutes of basketball and anything can happen.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Hula Hoops Women’s National Cup reaches the quarter-final stage this weekend with a local derby taking top billing in Cork. Singleton SuperValu B(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte is up against the fourth All-Ireland-winning Kerry manager of his long management career. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This eagerly awaited encounter is dominated by the presence of Mickey Harte. The Tyrone manager is three from four in championship matches against (...)

Cork’s Kevin O’Driscoll in action against Kerry’s Paul Geaney who returns to the Kingdom’s starting line-up for the replay at Killarney. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Selections are generally an indicator of how teams view replays. The obvious imperative after a draw is to learn from it and improve. A clear sign o(...)

Colm Cooper returns to the Kerry starting XV for the first time since the 2013  All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Finally, after 16 months not without a few set backs, Kerry’s Colm Cooper returns from a ruptured cruciate and fractured kneecap. The eight time All S(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue, as closely marked as he was by Keith Higgins last week, still won 22 possessions. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Venues don’t actually matter a toss in championship football, and once that ball is thrown in at the Gaelic Grounds this evening, the only thing the p(...)

Lee Keegan of Mayo is shown the red card by referee David Goldrick last Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo manager James Horan has kept faith with the team that started the drawn game against Kerry for tomorrow’s replay at the Gaelic Grounds in Limeric(...)

Survey finds 34 per cent of Irish respondents rated the national economy as good, below the average of 39 per cent.

While confidence in the Irish economy as a whole is growing, many consumers remain negative about the health and prospects of their local area.These a(...)