Oulart the Ballagh team mates Paul Roche (left) and Keith Rossiter were in the same class at school growing up. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

As losing records go it would be hard to beat Oulart the Ballagh. Sunday marks the seventh Leinster hurling final for the Wexford club, and so far th(...)

 Thomas Barr goes up to collect his  won Athlete of the Year award during the GloHealth National Athletic Awards at the  Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Nothing beats a gold medal, and when it came down to it, that’s also what won Thomas Barr the 2015 athlete of the year award. He did need to beat a(...)

Nemor Rangers’ James Masters: At his peak he  was central to the Cork team, scoring 6-80 in his 26 championship appearances. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Nearly six years on from his intercounty retirement and James Masters is still harbouring some regrets. It’s not just the life of a Cork footballer h(...)

Darragh O’Connell of Cuala and Jack Langton of Clara at the Leinster Club semi-final at Parnell Park earlier this month. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

How does a hurler from north Kerry find his way to a south Dublin club on the verge of winning a Leinster title? That’s not a joke question, althou(...)

Stephen Hiney of Ballyboden St Enda’s in action against St Loman’s of Westmeath in last Sunday’s provincial football semi-final. Hiney is one of several dual players on team. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There is increasing evidence that Dublin’s dominance of Leinster football is spreading to both club and county. With eight of the last 12 provincial(...)

 Australia’s Patrick Dangerfield tries to tackle Ireland’s Philly McMahon  during the International Rules Series  match  at Croke Park. Photo:  Ian Walton/Getty Images

Given the long year he’s just had Philly McMahon can feel entitled to a holiday. That said he would have liked a second International Rules Test agai(...)

Fionnuala McCormack won her seventh   National Inter-club Cross Country title at Santry. Photograph:  Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

Different name, same result, and any fear that Fionnuala McCormack might struggle to rediscover her cross-country roots swiftly disappeared over the s(...)

Shane Flynn of St Loman’s chases Conal Keaney of Ballyboden St Enda’s during the Leinster club senior football championship semi-final at  Cusack Park, Mullingar. Photograph: Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s 1-11 St Loman’s 0-9 They defied most predictions to win the Dublin title and Ballyboden St Enda’s clearly aren’t finished(...)

Jack McCaffrey: Footballer of the Year, All Star, and twice winner of the All-Ireland with Dublin.

‘What time is it, please?” asks Jack McCaffrey. He’s just given us a generous chunk of his time and, with that, politely excuses himself. No one co(...)

Ballygunner’s Pauric Mahony will miss Sunday’s Munster club hurling final against Na Piarsaigh due to a long-term injury lay-off. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

For a club that hasn’t won a Munster hurling title in 14 years – and their only one at that – Sunday’s final couldn’t have come at a worse time. No(...)