Michael Darragh Macauley fires home Leinster’s second goal during the Leinster SFC quarter-final against Laois at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 2-21 Laois 0-16: It took them a while to get the ship pointed in the right direction but in the end Dublin’s progress was pretty smooth at Crok(...)

Aidan O’Shea: starts at midfield with his brother Séamus for Mayo against Roscommon. Photograph: Inpho

Gavin Duffy has not been named in the Mayo football panel by manager James Horan for Sunday’s Connacht football semi-final against Roscommon at Dr (...)

Ross Munnelly of Laois wins the ball ahead of Wicklow’s  Rory Finn at Aughrim. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Laois 0-21 Wicklow 1-11Strange how so pretty a setting can serve up something so mundane. Aughrim seems such a natural playground for football, even i(...)

UCD 1-14 Laois 3-6UCD will play the champions Kildare in next week’s O’Byrne cup semi-final after they scored a convincing win over Laois at Portarlin(...)

Paul Begley – who resigned as a director from Begley Brothers Ltd in January 2012 – was released from jail in March. He retained a substantial shareholding last year.

A fruit and vegetable distributor last year recorded pretax profits of almost €4,000 per week while the company’s boss languished in jail.In March 20(...)

Laois’s Padraig Clancy will attempt to fill a huge void in midfield in the absence of Brendan Quigley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

GAVIN CUMMISKEYThe luck of the draw means either Carlow or Laois will stay afloat for a while yet. On the evidence of both counties opening round coll(...)

Paul Begley  arrives at the Four Courts in January for a Court of Criminal Appeal hearing against the severity of his prison sentence. Photograph: Collins/Courts

A businessman jailed over a €1.6 million garlic import duty scam has been granted temporary release from prison to participate in a community r(...)