Mayo captain Stephen Coen lifts the All-Ireland U-21 Football Championship trophy after the victory over Cork at Cusack Park, Ennis. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 5-7 Cork 1-14 Mayo collected their fifth All-Ireland Under-21 football title amid a goal rush in front of a crowd of 7,467 at Cusack Park, Ennis(...)

Mayo’s Matthew Ruane celebrates   a dramatic late win over Dublin in the U-21 semi-final Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

Mayo 1-15 Dublin 1-14 It’s a feat that hasn’t been achieved in 15 years but Mayo are now just a game away from claiming All-Ireland minor and U-21 ti(...)

Con O’Callaghan (left) is already on the Dublin senior football panel. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Dublin v Mayo, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, Saturday, 2.45 (Live on TG4) It’s hardly surprising that even the brightest minds in bookmaking can’t pick(...)

A record attempt for the largest number of Hot Air Balloons to take off simultaneously in a single line will take place at Waterford Airport on Monday, September 22 at 7am as part of the Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships. Photograph: Patrick Browne/In-Line

All-Ireland football finalsKerry and Donegal will contest both the 2014 minor and senior All Ireland football finals at Croke Park on Sunday. Kerry ar(...)

Castlebar’s captain Donal Newcombe lifts the Moclair Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Castlebar Mitchels 1-11 Breaffy 0-8The 20-year wait for Castlebar Mitchels ended at MacHale Park, Castlebar, yesterday where Pat Holmes’s team finally(...)

Liam Irwin of the  Revenue Commissioners.  “The market is staying static and the seizures are down, it’s just that the transportation networks have improved.”   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

  Seizures of counterfeit and smuggled cigarettes have plummeted in the Republic this year as gangs involved in the drugs trade have(...)

Dockers on board the MV Anne Scan, which sailed from the Phillippines with a  consignment of contraband cigarettes estimated to be worth about €50 million.

When the MV Anne Scan was searched by Customs officers in Greenore port in Co Louth in October 2009, it yielded 120 million cigarettes with a retail v(...)

Liam Irwin could be the decisive forward for Mayo against Tyrone.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In 2008 these counties produced a minor final of such equal intensity that second helpings were required.The replay was an even better spectacle with (...)

 Mayo’s Tommy Conroy celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 3-19 Monaghan 1-12: Mayo’s rising generation of stars delivered a spectacular preview of what may lie ahead for the county’s long-suffering suppo(...)