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 (...)

Laois duo Conor Meredith and Paul Begley tackle Dublin’s  Diarmuid Connolly during the Leinster championship clash at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Nothing new under the sun for Jim Gavin. On their first day out last year, Dublin scored 2-22. This time they scored 2-21. On three of their six days(...)

Dublin’s Michael Darragh Macauley shoots a look at Laois goalkeeper Graham Brody after putting the ball past him into the net. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Though it took them just a little while to get the ship pointed in the right direction, Dublin’s progress was pretty smooth in the end here. They were(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: man in possession keeps jersey unless challenger earns a shot. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

GAVIN CUMMISKEY Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Dublin’s entry into the football championship, this Sunday against Laois in Croke Park, is how (...)

Colm Begley of Laois, who was dropped from the match day squad when his side played Wicklow at the weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho 3:46

The Colm Begley row that broke over the last week has demonstrated the major fault line running through the GAA at the moment - the increasingly fr(...)

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(...)

Laois manager Tomás Ó Flatharta on Colm Begley: “he’s going to be fully involved from now on.” Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

As so-called crises go, Laois manager Tomás Ó Flatharta didn’t take long to clear this one up by declaring Colm Begley “still a very vital part of our(...)

Laois midfielder Padraig Clancy: played 14 years for his county: Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

New Laois manager Tomás Ó Flatharta must plan for 2014 without the county’s most experienced player with the announcement that Padraig Clancy has reti(...)

It’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: Kieran McGeeney is leaving Kildare and returning to his native county Armagh. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So it’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: on the same night Jason Ryan went before the Kildare county board to be ratified as thei(...)

Tomás Ó Flatharta

Tomás Ó Flatharta is on the verge of becoming the next Laois senior football manager. His name will go before the next meeting of the county board, du(...)