Kerry’s Aidan O’Mahony is sent off by referee Eddie Kinsella at the Division One final in Croke Park. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Most managers will tell you they learn as much in defeat as in victory, although Eamonn Fitzmaurice was not being as philosophical as that. Defeat to(...)

Kerry’s Aidan O’Mahony receives a red card for a challenge on Dublin’s Jonny Cooper during the Allianz Football League Division 1 Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 2-18 Kerry 0-13 It was appropriate on a day of commemoration that the doomed attempts of an ancient culture to break the shackles of contemp(...)

KILMACTHOMAS STUDENTS TAKE THE CAKE Great Irish Bake Off judge Lilly Higgins and home economics teacher Ethna Sheehan faced a tough task in Dungarv(...)

Catherine Hammond painting.

MONDAY McKenna’s Fort The New Theatre, Dublin. Previews Mar 21-22. Opens Mar 21-Apr 2 7.30pm €16/€12.50 thenewtheatre.com With the centenary of the(...)

Down’s Joe Murphy attempts to block  Dublin’s Kevin McManamon during the Allianz Football League Division One game at  Páirc Esler in Newry. Photograph:   William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Down 1-7 Dublin 1-15 Nothing can stop them now, Dublin making it five wins from five and already reserving their place on the knock-out stage. In thi(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

Donal Skehan, The Irish Times Magazine’s newest food columnist. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

‘What’s he like? Is he really such a nice guy or is it all an act?” Long before The Mario Rosenstock Show’s send-up of TV presenter and food writer D(...)

Brian Hurley celebrates a score against Dublin in Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 2-14 Cork 2-10 Jim Gavin has confirmed that current footballer of the year Jack McCaffrey will be unavailable to Dublin for this year’s champ(...)

Cabinet Secretary Jeremy Heywood denied he sought to politicise the queen. Photograph: PA Wire

Britain’s top civil servant has denied “politicising” the royal family by encouraging Queen Elizabeth and Prince William to get involved in the refere(...)

The new mark rule will reward the skill of high fielding. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

When you send something to congress to get voted on, you’re basically crossing your fingers and hoping for the best. Of all the things we debated o(...)