Laois manager Tomas O’Flatharta oversaw his team’s second league win in three games against Galway following some early criticism this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Laois 2-10 Galway 0-10Laois came from behind to inflict a third successive defeat on Galway in a game where the hosts failed to register a second half(...)

Mickey Newman slotted eight points for Meath in their draw with Laois. Photograph: Inpho

Meath 0-13 Laois 0-13Meath squandered a seven point second half lead and had to rely on a late Eamon Wallace point to give them the share of the spoil(...)

 Meath’s Seán Tobin scores a goal past Longford goalkeeper Paddy Collum at Pairc Táilteann. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Meath 1-17 Longford 1-9Last year’s beaten finalists Meath are on the cusp of a semi-final spot in the O’Byrne after seeing off the feeble challenge of(...)

 Ireland captain Michael Murphy and manager Paul Earley at the squad announcement this morning.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Ireland International Rules manager Paul Earley has named his 25-man panel for next month’s one-game test against Australia in Perth.Donegal’s Michae(...)

 Wexford’s Ciarán Lyng battles for possession with  Padraig McMahon and Peter O’Leary of Laois during Sunday’s All-Ireland senior football qualifier at  Wexford Park, Wexford. Photograph: Inpho

Laois 0-18 Wexford 0-17 For much of this game it looked as if Wexford would edge their way to victory until a 69th-minute Niall Donoher point (...)

Dessie Mone: “There’s a group of us there who have been around a long time and we sat down and said that we really had a responsibility to try and get Monaghan back competing with the bigger counties. We couldn’t all walk away.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In a small county, it doesn’t take a huge amount of erosion for the cliff to topple into the sea. For the prime years of Dessie Mone’s intercounty car(...)

 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(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley in action in during the National League final against Derry. The midfielder will face an intriguing battle against Laois’s John O’Loughllin. Photo:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

For a game that has Dublin down as 1/40 favourites with some of the more attention-seeking bookmakers, the history of this fixture contains far fewer(...)

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(...)

Wicklow’s Paul McLoughlin shows his disappointment at the end of the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Laois 0-21 Wicklow 1-11Laois have set themselves up with a glamour clash against All-Ireland champions Dublin after easing past Wicklow in the drizzli(...)