Laois manager Tomas O’Flatharta oversaw his team’s second league win in three games against Galway following some early criticism this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Laois 2-10 Galway 0-10Laois came from behind to inflict a third successive defeat on Galway in a game where the hosts failed to register a second half(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

Niall McDermott: hit four points frrom play for Cavan against Laois. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cavan 0-17 Laois 2-6 When these two sides last met in Portlaoise in 2000, the visitors scored a comfortable nine-point victory and on Saturday night (...)

Dublin’s Shane Carthy on the attack  during Dublin’s one-point win. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Laois 1-11Not since Jason Sherlock scored two injury time goals eight years ago have Dublin lifted the O’Byrne cup but how high it is on t(...)

 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(...)