At the launch of the  All-Ireland senior championship series at the Gap of Dunloe  were from left, James O’Donoghue, Kerry, Dublin’s Philly McMahon and Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor.  Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

James O’Donoghue can’t help it if he’s lucky. So he admits Kerry have seen the sunny side of it again this summer, then describes as “absolutely horre(...)

Referee Pádraig Hughes consults with his umpires before awarding a penalty to Kerry. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Just when you thought it was safe: a recent national referees review meeting concluded that 2015 had to date been very encouraging with few if any maj(...)

Mark Collins of Cork reacts as referee Pádraig Hughes awards a penalty against him during the Munster SFC Final at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kerry 2-15 Cork 3-12 Call them charmed or call them haunted. Or call it the poise of All-Ireland champions. The sun still shone over Fitzgerald Stadiu(...)

“I think for the sake of the player, I don’t think that’s good enough . . . to get a call from Croke Park on a Wednesday – ‘Oh, Jamie O’Sullivan is suspended’ – that is not good enough,” said Cork manager Brian Cuthbert. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With so much happening in the world of sport, news that Cork footballers wouldn’t have the services of Jamie O’Sullivan for their first championship m(...)

Galway’s Fiontán Ó Curraoin and Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor become involved in a  scuffle late in Sunday’s Connacht semi-final at Pearse Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Michael Murphy and Aidan O’Shea, present day powerhouses of Gaelic football, surely the most influential players outside the Dublin and Kerry panels,(...)

Conor McManus scored seven points for Monaghan as they pipped rivals Cavan at Breffni Park. Photograph: Inpho

Cavan 0-15 Monaghan 0-16 It took an injection of years rather than legs off the bench to see them home but Monaghan managed to wriggle out of B(...)

 Brian Hurley scores a goal past Donegal goalkeepr Michael Boyle in the Allianz Football League semi-final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The counties with the biggest boxes to tick after last year meet in tomorrow’s Allianz Football League final in Croke Park. Both Dublin and Cork ha(...)

Westport-based Carraig Donn is to create 30 jobs while LexisNexis is to take on 70 staff in Dublin

Risk management firm LexisNexis and Irish-owned retail chain and knitwear manufacturer Carraig Donn have announced 100 jobs for Dublin and Westport(...)

Monaghan beat Donegal by two points in a poor game in Letterkenny. Photograph: Inpho/Michael O’Donnell

Donegal 1-4 Monaghan 0-9In one of the worst games ever witnessed in the county, Monaghan were worthy winners against Donegal in O’Donnell Park, Letter(...)

Corofin’s Liam Silke fends off  Diarmuid Connolly during his side’s win over St Vincent’s, ending their 28 month unbeaten run. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

Corofin: 1-14 St Vincent’s: 1-9So after going 28 months unbeaten - or 18 wins, and one draw - the end has come for St Vincent’s, as Galway champions C(...)