Aidan O’Shea scored a hattrick as Mayo thrashed Sligo to in their fifth Connacht title in a row. Photograph: Inpho

Sligo 2-11 Mayo 6-25 There comes a point on a day like this when numbers start to lose their meaning. Still, for what it’s worth and to satisfy the re(...)

Donal Vaughan and Ger Cafferkey are both back in the Mayo line-up. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The most obvious windows of opportunity for Sligo would appear to be bolted shut going into tomorrow’s Connacht final. They were the last county to d(...)

Sligo’s Cian Breheny has been in good form since his move to midfield. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sligo’s young midfield duo may well have been the catalysts for a mid-season turnaround but their shortcomings under the kickout cannot be ignored. T(...)

Sligo’s David Kelly claims the ball ahead of Roscommon’s Seán McDermott during the Connacht SFC semi-final  at  Markievicz Park. Photo:  James Crombie/Inpho

Sligo 1-14 Roscommon 0-13 Adrian Marren fired Sligo into the Connacht senior football final as the home side shocked Roscommon at Markievicz Pa(...)

There’s an unfettered quality to the music of Breaking Trad that would surely appeal to Walter White’s wayward sensibilities, so this recently(...)

Chairman Richard Pym at the AIB annual general meeting at Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

AIB did its best to portray a softer image at its agm in Ballsbridge yesterday. Gone was the politburo-style platform, with board members looking down(...)

 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(...)

 Shareholder Mary Clarke from Wicklow speaking to David Duffy (left),  AIB chief executive and David Hodgkinson, chairman, AIB, at the agm yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was probably a sign of the changed mood in Ireland these days that the battalion of pensioners marching through Ballsbridge yesterday morning wa(...)

AIB chairman David Hodgkinson told shareholders today that the bank intends to repay the €20.8 billion in bailout funds that it has received from the (...)

Demand for tickets has gone up 100 per cent from the drawn game,” says Clare County Board chairman, Michael McDonagh. “We got around 14,500, but with the cheaper prices and €10 tickets for children there has been unprecedented demand.”

Nigerian Independence Day celebrations come to Ennis next Tuesday, but of more importance to the Clare capital will be the arrival – hopefully – of th(...)