Dublin star Diarmuid Connolly was sent off in the county final replay while playing for St Vincent’s against Ballymun Kickhams two years ago. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Saturday – Football Leitrim SFC final replay Glencar-Manorhamilton v Mohill, Páirc Seán MacDiarmada, 5.0 – Both teams had to produce impressive scori(...)

Roscommon’s Senan Kilbride and Leitrim’s Gary Reynolds. Kilbride believes that Connacht is perhaps at its strongest in several years.

The last thing they need reminding of right now is their championship odds: 150/1 to win the Connacht title; 2,000/1 to win the All-Ireland.Such is th(...)

Bryan Rooney: catalogue of ill-health left him unable to play fiddle for a time. Photograph: Brian Farrell

God knows how many Irish people living in London have, over the decades, been stopped in their tracks by familiar music wafting out the door of some e(...)

Sean MacDermott

The five sisters of executed Easter Rising leader Seán Mac Diarmada all received pensions after his death, the military pensions archives reveal. Ma(...)

Carnacon’s Cora Staunton in action against Donaghmoyne during the All-Ireland club final at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Carnacon (Mayo) 1-6Donaghmoyne (Monaghan) 0-8Cora Staunton scored 1-5 for Carnacon as the Mayo and Connacht champions regained the Tesco Homegrown All(...)

Jamie Clarke celebrates scoring Armagh’s eighth goal. Photograph: Liam McArdle/Inpho

Armagh 8-13 Leitrim 0-10Armagh manager Paul Grimley has urged Orchard County fans not to get too carried away with their eight-goal trouncing of Leitr(...)

A calf strain ends  Emlyn Mulligan’s afternoon in the first half. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leitrim 0-13 London 2-7: London came within a whisker of making it through to the Connacht final but two late points from Darren Sweeney and Kevin Con(...)

John McGahern photographed near his home in Co Leitrim in 1990. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Revolutionary disillusionment is a theme which recurs in much of John McGahern’s work and clearly reflected his father’s experience both as a V(...)