Teams who were knocked out of the championship in June are allowed to return to collective training on November 15th. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Ah Jim Gavin, can’t beat him (unless you are Donegal) so you might as well join him. The line Gavin delivered, seemingly devoid of humour, moments a(...)

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness celebrates with his players after winning the Sam Maguire in 2012. Photograph: Inpho

The decision of Jim McGuinness to step down as Donegal football manager brings to an end a remarkable four years, not just in the county’s history (...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice celebrates with minor manager Jack O’Connor following victory over Donegal on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When Dublin County Board launched its planning document Unleashing the Blue Wave – A Strategy for Dublin GAA 2011-2017 three years ago, the vision of (...)

Bottlenose dolphins Sandy and Clet play off the Aran island of Inis Oírr. Clet came up from from Dingle, arriving last Monday. Photograph: Cormac Coyne

Kerry may have won the Sam Maguire, but it isn’t enough for one marine visitor. The French bottlenose which has been sighted off the south coast over(...)

 Disappointed Donegal after the final whistle and victory to Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football final   in Croke Park on Sunday. Despite the team’s disappointment, they received a rapturous welcome home last night. Photograph: Alan Betson

One very important passenger may have been missing from their entourage as Donegal GAA manager Jim McGuinness and his team returned home last night.B(...)

Huge crowds turned out at Rathmore railway station to welcome home the victorious Kerry senior and minor football teams yesterday evening. Photograph: Eamonn Keogh

“Country roads, take me home/ To the place I belong.” The voice may have been John Denver’s but the sentiment was surely felt by all of the 2,000 or s(...)

Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring Kerry’s second goal  with team-mate James O’Donoghue during the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sunday in the September sunshine at Croke Park and the masters reveal themselves in traditional colours but in brand new ways. Old heads and new tr(...)

A record attempt for the largest number of Hot Air Balloons to take off simultaneously in a single line will take place at Waterford Airport on Monday, September 22 at 7am as part of the Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships. Photograph: Patrick Browne/In-Line

All-Ireland football finalsKerry and Donegal will contest both the 2014 minor and senior All Ireland football finals at Croke Park on Sunday. Kerry ar(...)

 Donegal’s Eamonn McGee, Neil Gallagher and Paddy McGrath tackle Diarmuid Connolly of Dublin during the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is All-Ireland football final week so cue much colon-scouring examination about what being from Ireland, and specifically, Donegal and Kerry, suppo(...)

Dublin’s Dermot Connolly is grabbed by Donegal’s Neil McGee following an incident that resulted in a straight red card for Connolly. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

In the furore that surrounded the Dublin-Donegal championship match of three years ago perspective counted for a lot. For some there was fascination i(...)