DIT’s Tommy Doyle battles with Paul Flaherty of LIT during their Fitzgibbon Cup round two clash. DIT now face Mary Immaculate in the quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

Carlow IT have been ejected from this week’s quarter-finals of the Fitzgibbon Cup after fielding an ineligible player in the round-robin win over Lime(...)

Ronan Murphy and Kevin Doherty: Gazel

We eat off it, sleep in it, wear it, sit on it and work with it. When we’re sick it is part of the apparatus of making us well again and it’s impos(...)

Dublin’s Emmett Ó Conghaile: has impressed manager Jim Gavin during the O’Byrne Cup. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
GAA Previews

All throw-ins 2.0 unless stated Football O’BYRNE CUP SEMI-FINALS Kildare v DIT, St Conleth’s Park Apart from the frictio(...)

 Meath’s Seán Tobin scores a goal past Longford goalkeeper Paddy Collum at Pairc Táilteann. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Meath 1-17 Longford 1-9Last year’s beaten finalists Meath are on the cusp of a semi-final spot in the O’Byrne after seeing off the feeble challenge of(...)

Wexford senior football manager David Power. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With a tra-la-la and a hoppity-hi-ho, it is a most delightful pleasure to greet one and all to the first Monday morning of 2015. Here at The Irish Tim(...)

Helen Mortimer

While Jan O’Sullivan and the teacher unions remain at loggerheads over the junior cycle reforms, the National Parents’ Council Post-Primary claimed(...)

The Waterford IT Sports Campus, which hosted the Fitzgibbon Cup Final in 2011. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA has said that it’s National Hurling Development Plan hasn’t been adversely affected by the difficulties being encountered at Waterford IT’s pr(...)

Ruairí Quinn used to describe the Junior Cert as a ‘low-stakes’ exam. Clearly not all of the participants – or their parents – agree. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A progress report on the bids by several institutes of technology for university status comes before the Higher Education Authority this week, but (...)

 Brian Cody (left) and Eamon O’Shea (right) are accidental coaches in a way, facilitators and nurturers of talent who do not pretend to know more than they do. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Malcolm Gladwell is at it again. This time destroying some of the myths about the Mafia, and given his typically unexpected conclusions, offers a theo(...)

Zephair founder Mark Shirley: he is aware of the difficulties builders face when trying to adhere to airtight regulations

So-called “passive” buildings need very little energy to keep them at a comfortable temperature all year. Demand for such accommodation is increasing(...)