Dublin’s Conor McHugh: man-of-the-match in last year’s under-21 football championship final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

With new title sponsors EirGrid on board another All-Ireland under-21 football championship gets underway on Wednesday, beginning with three openin(...)

UCC’s Conor Cox is challenged by Carlow IT’s  Thomas Featherston during the Sigerson Cup semi-final at The Mardyke in Cork. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

UCC 2-12 Carlow IT 0-8UCC will meet DCU in the Sigerson Cup final after an ultimately comfortable 10-point win over Carlow IT. Despite trailing at hal(...)

DCU’s Enda Smith celebrates victory over UCD in the semi-final of the  Sigerson Cup at The Mardyke in Cork. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

DCU 2-8 UCD 0-11By the hair on their chinny-chin-chins and no more. DCU made it through to the Sigerson Cup final despite heading into injury-time a p(...)

 Conor McHugh of DCU: his side will take on   UCD in the first of Friday’s Sigerson Cup semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

According to some experts Conor McHugh is entering the perfect storm – Sigerson Cup finals, promptly followed by the under-21 championship, with Allia(...)

 DCU’s Jack Smith keeps a tight rein on UUJ’s Cillian O’Conoor during the Sigerson Cup round one match at Jordanstown. Photograph:  Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

UUJ 0-10 DCU 3-10Two first-half goals inside five minutes set DCU on their way to a comfortable Sigerson Cup victory over a heavily fancied UUJ team a(...)

DCU manager Niall Moyna was axed and then reinstated - but DCU will be delighted to have his experience on their side ahead of Saturday’s clash with UUJ. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s been nearly 10 years since Niall Moyna led DCU to their first ever Sigerson Cup title in 2006. A fresh faced Bryan Cullen captained that team and(...)

DCU manager Niall Moyna, who agrees with Cathal Cregg’s claims that young players are being over-trained. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Many crises that ‘erupt’ have been a long time coming and lag behind the warnings that preceded them. In the GAA, it is no different.The two hottest i(...)

Niall Moyna: “The Sports Council have made great strides in the last 20 years, but we are still a Third World sporting nation – there is no doubt about that.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland is a Third World sporting nation. That’s the considered view of Professor Niall Moyna from Dublin City University’s centre for preventive m(...)

Niall Moyna at an O’Byrne Cup game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

They came to look for disease. It was the 1970s in Scotstown, Co Monaghan. The van arrived at Niall Moyna’s school, and the children were all X-rayed (...)

Rugby international and Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip is an ambassador for Science Week which takes place from November 9th-16th. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is all about science next month when Science Week 2014 gets under way with 800 events taking place up and down the country, including exhibitions,(...)