Paul Cahillane: “I kind of class myself as a dual player. Although it’s not hurling; soccer and football are my two loves” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The last thing Paul Cahillane wants to talk about is regret. At 16, he left Portlaoise for Glasgow Celtic, played three years with their youths team(...)

Crossmaglen’s captain Paul Hearty lifts the Ulster cup. Photograph: Declan Roughan/Inpho

Crossmaglen 2-17 Scotstown 2-12 after extra-time (1-10 to 1-10 after normal time) Nothing plays on tradition more than the club champions(...)

Frank Greally has been editing and printing Irish Runner magazine for 35 years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónail

Con Houlihan always said we all have three dimensions – the public self, the private self and the secret self. After watching Black Mass, the (...)

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

Country Championships Service to coaching: John Shields (Clonliffe Harriers) Mountain runner: Ian Conroy(...)

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(...)