Mayo joint-manager Noel Connelly: “We’ll be focusing on the way Dublin have changed their style of play and gone more defensive in the last year.”  Photo: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Noel Connelly is back in the middle of another decade, guiding Mayo along an All-Ireland pathway. Joint-manager with Pat Holmes – the same combinat(...)

Cork’s Colm O’Neill attempts a late free during the Munster final at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Kerry-Cork Munster football final replay is likely to go ahead on the evening of Saturday week in Killarney. Complicating the process was the f(...)

Liam Rushe can’t keep fighting fires for Dublin all over the park. Photo: Cathal Noone/Inpho

Malachy Clerkin: Dublin’s hurlers look in disarray Worse almost than the fact that the replay against Galway was gone from their grasp inside the ope(...)

Cavan’s Eugene Keating locks horns with Kieran Duffy and Drew Wylie of Monaghan in the Ulster Championship two years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Even allowing for the usual vagaries, the 1995 Ulster Championship was a spin-the-wheel job. Down came into it as All-Ireland champions and were finis(...)

 Brian Hurley scores a goal past Donegal goalkeepr Michael Boyle in the Allianz Football League semi-final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The counties with the biggest boxes to tick after last year meet in tomorrow’s Allianz Football League final in Croke Park. Both Dublin and Cork ha(...)

Aidan Forker scored four points for St Mary’s in their win over NUIG at Dangan

St Mary’s College 1-10 NUI Galway 1-7 St Mary’s College manager Paddy Tally called on his side to up their performance next week in the Sigers(...)

Leinster’s 24-18 defeat against Harlequins at The Stoop rounded off a mixed weekend for the provinces in europe
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  • December 8, 2014, 08:35

Lacklustre Leinster The provinces enjoyed decidedly mixed fortunes as they returned to European competition this weekend. On Sunday Matt O’(...)

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in the 2-1 win over Stoke City at Old Trafford last night
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  • December 3, 2014, 08:27

RIP Hughsey In the early hours the funeral of Phillip Hughes took place in his hometown of Macksville, New South Wales. More than a thousan(...)

Ian Madigan has been cleared fit for Leinster’s trip to The Stoop to face Harlequins in the European Champions Cup at the weekend
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  • December 2, 2014, 08:25

GAA ground support GAA president Liam O’Neill has voiced his support for a Leinster Gaelic games stadium to be built on Dublin’s M50 motorway r(...)

A copy of the West Australian newspaper showing headlines surrounding the death of Phillip Hughes. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images
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  • November 28, 2014, 08:32

James O’Donoghue has provided an insight into his great year, “shouldering the burden” of becoming Kerry’s talisman in the absence of Colm Cooper, but(...)