Offaly manager Pat Flanagan has had a greast start to the O’Byrne Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Offaly had things very much their own way when they beat a very disappointing Maynooth University outfit in Tullamore 1-17 to 0-3.While qualification (...)

Offaly 2-12 Laois 0-9 A very solid performance saw Offaly win a battle of two experimental teams as they easily got the better of Laois in O’Co(...)

Stephen Cluxton: will captain the Dublin footballers again in 2015. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

New Offaly football manager Pat Flanagan has questioned the purpose of the GAA’s winter training ban and whether or not it affords the so-called weak(...)

Paul Bealin: led Westmeath last year but failed to get the backing of the clubs for a second term. Photo: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

And then there was one. Westmeath now stand alone as the last county still looking to appoint a senior football manager for 2015, and the search is(...)

 Niall Carew has been appointed Sligo manager.  Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Niall Carew has been officially ratified as the new Sligo senior football manager for 2015, his appointment confirmed at a county board tonight.Carew (...)

Paul Mannion: studying in Beijing as part of a course in UCD. Photograph: Inpho.

Dublin footballers have been dealt a blow ahead of 2015 with the news that Paul Mannion is set to be unavailable for the coming year.The Kilmacud Crok(...)

Artist Sean Rafferty with an installion he created from stones saved by his grandfather and other local people from Rockingham House in Boyle. Photograph: Brian Farrell

When Rockingham House was destroyed by fire in 1957, Pat Flanagan briefly dreamed about buying it from the Stafford-King-Harman family. The Co Roscomm(...)

Cork manager Brian Cuthbert rings the changes for the meeting with Sligo. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY Cork v Sligo O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 5pm Sky Sports There were two ways Brian Cuthbert could deal with Cork’s Munster final capitulation(...)

 Sligo manager Pat Flanagan: well aware Cork are the overwhelming favourites in Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC Qualifier, but ready to meet the challenge. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

The lamentations for the state of the game in Connacht have been loud and constant but as the football championship boils down to the last 12, the fac(...)

Sligo manager Pat Flanagan was unhappy at his side’s finishing in the All-Ireland SFC qualifieri against Limerick  at Markievicz Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Sligo 1-12 Limerick 1-10Sligo substitutes Stephen Coen and James Kilcullen kept their team ticking over in a pulsating second half as the Yeatsmen boo(...)