Swim Ireland’s high performance director Peter Banks: I think the environment will be good for everybody. It will certainly help [Irish swimming] if he does what he is capable of doing.” Photograph: Inpho

A former member of the USA Swimming national team will arrive in Dublin next month with a view to competing for Ireland and qualifying for the 2016 Ol(...)

Shane Dooley scored 1-14 in Offaly’s victory over Laois at O’Moore Park. Photograph:    Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Laois 0-23 Offaly 1-24 This was the 38th Allianz League meeting between these two midland neighbours and Laois were hoping to claim back to back victo(...)

The Nire’s Conor Gleeson fields the ball with John Galvin of Cratloe attempting tyo block. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Munster Club Senior Football Championship The Nire 1-13 Cratloe 2-8 After extra-time Cratloe’s hopes of a Munster senior club championship double we(...)

The Nire 1-11 Ballylanders 0-7 Though they had two players black-carded Waterford champions, The Nire, cruised to a comfortable win in the Munster clu(...)

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(...)

 Alan O’Sullivan, manager Jack O’Connor and Brian Rayel after the All-Ireland minor football final victory over Donegal at Croke park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kerry 0-17 Donegal 1-10So ends the longest drought in Kerry’s football history. They finally delivered a record 12th minor All-Ireland title here, mix(...)

Kerry’s Liam Kearney and Gary Murphy of Cork tussle for possession in this year’s Munster Championship minor football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

MFC All-Ireland final Donegal v Kerry Croke Park, 1.15pmGAVIN CUMMISKEY It was uttered by a Donegal mother: “Tony’s motto all year was I can repeat m(...)

Klkenny’s Conor Browne, Tommy Walsh, Donnacha O’Connor and Pat Lyng celebrate victory over Waterford at Croke Park. Photo: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-23 Waterford 1-14 It took 20 minutes longer than they would have liked, but the Kilkenny minors booked their place in the All-Ireland hurl(...)

Dublin boss Anthony Daly: Last year Dublin  went from averaging 0-4 from play out of their starting forwards to averaging 1-11. Now Daly needs them to pick up where they left off. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In the aftermath of Dublin’s draw in Wexford Park last June, certain truths were self-evident. One, that Dublin would go nowhere unless they started (...)

Kerry’s Micheal Burns and Liam Casey of Tipperary. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

KERRY 0-15 TIPPERARY 0-10: Kerry ended a four-year barren spell without winning a Munster minor football title when they saw off the challenge of thre(...)