Cork’s Mark Collins (l) is tackled by Down’s Peter Turley Photograph: Inpho/Ken Sutton

Cork 0-12 Down 0-7 Cork condemned Down to an immediate return to Division Two next season following a drab tie in demanding conditions at Pairc Ui Ri(...)

KPMG head of transaction services Mark Collins: “We surveyed people at a very high level in corporates, including CFOs, heads of M&A and, in some cases CEOs.”

The KPMG M&A Outlook 2016 survey predicts that deal activity this year will top already buoyant 2015 levels, with the healthcare, pharmaceuticals (...)

Brian Hurley scores a goal for   Cork in their McGrath Cup victory over Waterford  in Mallow. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork 1-15 Clare 1-9 Cork clinched their eighth McGrath Cup with an expected win over Clare in a competitive final in Mallow on Friday night. Backed (...)

Castlehaven’s Damien Cahalane tackles Paul Kerrigan of Nemo Rangers Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Castlehaven 0-10 Nemo Rangers 0-10 Castlehaven and Nemo Rangers will have to meet again to decide the Cork senior football championship after f(...)

At the launch of the  All-Ireland senior championship series at the Gap of Dunloe  were from left, James O’Donoghue, Kerry, Dublin’s Philly McMahon and Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor.  Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

James O’Donoghue can’t help it if he’s lucky. So he admits Kerry have seen the sunny side of it again this summer, then describes as “absolutely horre(...)

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(...)

David Moran, centre,  in action for Kerry against Cork in Sunday’s drawn Munster final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork’s dominant second-half showing in last Sunday’s Munster SFC final was largely down to the dismissal of Kerry’s David Moran – but what effect h(...)

Referee Pádraig Hughes consults with his umpires before awarding a penalty to Kerry. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Just when you thought it was safe: a recent national referees review meeting concluded that 2015 had to date been very encouraging with few if any maj(...)

Mark Collins reacts with dismay as referee Pádraig Hughes awards a penalty for Kerry in the Munster final in Killarney. photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kerry won last year’s All-Ireland title with a late and audacious high-wire act and there was more trapeze artistry to be seen in Killarney as they he(...)

Mark Collins of Cork reacts as referee Pádraig Hughes awards a penalty against him during the Munster SFC Final at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12 Call them charmed or call them haunted. Or call it the poise of All-Ireland champions. The sun still shone over Fitzgerald Stadiu(...)