Mayo joint-managers Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes  stepped down on Friday night after a meeting of the Mayo county board executive. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The high point of Mayo’s football summer arrived as Aidan O’Shea gathered the brother’s long outfield ball shortly before half-time in the All-Ireland(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton: the midfielder follows up his man-of-the-match award in the All-Ireland final with a first All Star nomination. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Although there is no place for either Paul Flynn, who has been an All Star for the past four years, or captain Stephen Cluxton, who has not been no(...)

Philly McMahon held the best forward of his generation, Kerry’s Colm Cooper, scoreless in the All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Philly McMahon is right: the conversation this week should have been about his success in keeping the most celebrated forward of his generation sco(...)

UCD has dropped from 139 to 154 in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16

The latest international university rankings published yesterday show another dip in standings for Irish third-level institutions. Trinity College Dub(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly leaves the field after being sent off during the semi-final against Mayo on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin footballer Diarmuid Connolly has been cleared to play in this evening’s All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo at Croke Park. The shock dec(...)

Dublin’s Denis Bastick scores the first goal of Dublin’s demolition of Mayo in Castlebar in March. Photograph: NPHO/Donall Farmer

It took just four minutes for Mayo’s worst fears to come to fruition last Sunday. The ease with which Paul Flynn hot-knifed it through their defence t(...)

Former bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy (above) was assaulted by a drunken passenger on a train last month.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Former bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy (79) was assaulted by a drunken passenger on the Killarney-Dublin train last month in an incident related to a perc(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly will miss next Saturday’s replay after being banned for one match.

Diarmuid Connolly has been suspended for Dublin’s All-Ireland semi-final replay against Mayo on Saturday. The All Star forward took his case against(...)

The altercation between Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly and Mayo’s Lee Keegan which saw Connolly receive a red card in the All-Ireland semi-final. He is now set to miss the replay with a one-match suspension. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin footballers face being without key forward Diarmuid Connolly after the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee proposed what is believed t(...)

Using Barry Moran  as a defensive sweeper against Donegal to negate the influence of Michael Murphy was a bold statement by Mayo’s joint managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There is an appropriate symmetry in Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly being the joint-architects of the innovative tactical plan which has been the most ey(...)