Paddy Andrews of Dublin is tackled by Kerry’s Fionn Fitzgerald during this year’s All-Ireland senior football final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Some of the most lauded underage footballers are being fooled into thinking senior success is a mere transition. Dublin footballer Paddy Andrews says(...)

Cian O’Neill has been appointed as the new Kildare football manager, while Joe Quaid will take charge of the county’s hurlers. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So Cian O’Neill’s transfer to his native county is complete, presenting Kildare with a new football manager, and leaving Kerry without a coach and se(...)

Stephen Rochford: guided Galway club Corofin to an impressive All-Ireland club final success earlier this year.

It will be several weeks before Mayo make any decision on who will manage their football team in 2016 after the recent upheaval, although Stephen Roc(...)

 Bernard Brogan: “My two gripes are the length of the season, and the need for more games of importance. And I wouldn’t do that by taking away games.”

“For me, is an absolute no-brainer,” says Kevin McManamon, one of three Dublin All-Ireland winners to give his backing to the GPA’s new football compe(...)

GPA chief executive  Dessie Farrell with county footballers, from left, Dermot Malone, Monaghan, Michael Quinlivan, Tipperary, James McCarthy, Dublin, Ronan Sweeney, Kildare and Michael Quinn, Longford, at the presentation of the GPA’s Football Competitions Proposal. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

On paper it all looks attractive and perfectly workable: a condensed intercounty football season, the addition of a new round-robin All-Ireland ser(...)

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has unveiled its proposals to the GAA’s competition structures review. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has unveiled its new “Champions League” type football proposal, which will now go before Croke Park as part of th(...)

Lizzie Lee: “I’m not presuming I’m going, not at all, but I’m in contention, and I’m going to train like I am, until someone tells me I’m not. Because if I do make the start line in Rio I want to be in the best possible condition I can be.”

Not many athletes will confess to a mildly dramatic improvement, late in their career, thanks to a largely undetectable increase in their blood value(...)

Kevin Seaward produced the fastest Irish marathon performance in three years in Berlin. Photograph: Inpho

So already the selection dilemma begins, with four Irish men finishing the Berlin marathon well inside the qualifying standard for next summer’s Rio O(...)

Ireland’s Paul Pollock has already proved he is capable of bettering the Olympic marathon qualification time of 2:17:00. Photograph: Ian McNicol: Inpho.

Only 314 days to go! No one does this cheap and tiresome countdown better than the Olympics. And no one recognises the utter nonsense of it better (...)

Denis Bastick: “Anything is possible with this team. We’ve three All-Irelands, early in the decade, and who knows what can happen.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There are several ways of handling nerves in the week of an All-Ireland football final, although Denis Bastick would rather it didn’t involve having h(...)