Meath’s Stephen Bray: is available to represent Leinster this weekend though he recently announced his intercounty retirement. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s been lost and neglected and kicked around more times than a stray dog and still it refuses to go away. The question won’t go away either: does an(...)

Stephen Rochford: the Ballinrobe native won an All-Ireland club medal with Crossmolina in 2001 and managed Galway club Corofin to the same title last March. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo county committee on Monday night ratified Stephen Rochford as the county’s new football manager and handed him a three-year term subject to annu(...)

Niall McNamee has been the talisman for Offaly since the mid-2000s. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This isn’t a bad draw for either team although both are undermined by injury concerns. The main task for Kildare is psychological in that turning a(...)

Donie Kingston scores a goal for Laois during the county’s defeat to Kildare in the Leinster SFC. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/ Inpho.

London v Cavan (extra-time if necessary) Venue: Ruislip, 2.0 Referee: Paddy Neilan (Roscommon) Of the eight teams in qualifier action today, Cavan ar(...)

Ronan McEntire of Longford competes for the ball with Offaly’s Johnny Moloney during the Leinster SFC first-round match at O’Connor Park in Tullamore. Photo:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Down in the weeds, you spend most if your life tangled and trapped. If Saturday night in Tullamore taught us one thing, it was that teams from down th(...)

Offaly’s go-to forward Niall McName will line out for his 13th championship this summer. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the night that Offaly beat Antrim in their final Division Four match six weeks ago, management happily let off the handbrake and the squad went (...)

Offaly’s Nigel Dunne celebrates scoring a goal against Longford. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Offaly 4-16 Longford 1-12 Frustrated Longford manager Jack Sheedy gave the “promise” of a strong response when the opportunity for revenge on Offaly i(...)

Longford’s Brian Kavanagh: Photograph: Inpho

AFL Division Four finalLongford v Offaly, Croke Park, 5.15The counties should resist any inclination to even slight distraction because of the imminen(...)

Offaky goalkeeper  Alan Mulhall pulled off some incredible saves in the victory over Antrim. Photograph:  Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Offaly 1-13 Antrim 1-7Offaly secured promotion to Division Three when a professional and hard-working performance saw them win with six points to spar(...)

 Ross McNerney in action for  Longford under-21s against Laois last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Longford 0-13 Offaly 0-10Under-21 star Ross McNerney came off the bench to help Longford gain promotion to Division 3 at the expense of Offaly, who fi(...)