St. Patrick’s Eoin O’Connor with Michael Darragh MacAuley and Sean Gibbons of Ballyboden St. Enda’s. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s 1-8 St Patrick’s 0-7 Ballyboden St Enda’s dug deep in the Drogheda mud to clear a tricky opening provincial hurdle on Sunday. Col(...)

The Quinn brothers (from left): Seán, Brian, Frank, and Michael. Photograph: courtesy of MS Ireland

They say in marathon running it’s not the distance that kills, it’s the pace, although the four Quinn brothers aren’t sure which part might kill them(...)

Longford’s Michael Quinn: “Hopefully we can get a run, win a couple of games, and push for a Leinster title.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Not many football competitions can claim 23 different winners in its 45 years of existence. Or create such a level playing field that every team that(...)

Cian O’Sullivan: valuable for his dynamism and mobility around midfield for Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For much of the build-up to this Leinster senior football quarter-final the mood has been “Charge of the Light Brigade” – with added unhappiness ov(...)

Ireland  international wing Tommy Bowe attending the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of John Wilson “Jack” Kyle, former Ireland and Lions rugby player in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Belfast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Irish rugby legends have paid tribute to the one considered the greatest of them all as they joined friends and family of the late Jack Kyle at a spec(...)

Former AFL player Michael Quinn believes that Patrick Dangerfield could prove a handful for Ireland in Saturday’s match in Perth.  Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Given its hybrid dynamic, success in the International Rules series has always been dictated by an ability to adapt, something former Essendon and now(...)

Longford’s Kevin Diffley gets past Derry’s Mark Craig in the GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Series Round 1A, at Celtic Park, Derry, at the weekend.  Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho

Longford might have needed a 66th-minute goal from substitute Mark Hughes to seal victory over Derry at Celtic Park but this was no smash and grab eff(...)

Wexford’s  Ciarán Lyng (left) with Dermot Brady of Longford at Pearse Park . Photograph: Tommy Grealy  / Inpho

Wexford 1-15 Longford 1-13Points from Ben Brosnan, Ciarán Lyng and Michael O’Regan secured a place in the Leinster semi-final for Wexford after a fran(...)

Longford’s Mark Hughes is tackled by  Niall Darby and Johnny Moloney of Offaly. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Longford 0-19 Offaly 0-15The tag of favouritism is not one Longford carry frequently or easily. Perhaps there is change in the wind. Yesterday, after (...)

 Thomas Pfeiffer (50) was sentenced to three years suspended for abducting and falsely imprisoning an 11-year-old boy.

An academic has been given a three-year suspended prison sentence in the Circuit Criminal Court in Waterford for abducting and falsely imprisoning an (...)