Referee Jerome Henry covered the max distance in football (11.7km) in the All-Ireland Round 2A qualifier, Laois vs Clare, in Portlaoise. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Intercounty referees are now covering similar distances as players in the course of championship matches, with maximum top speeds not far off either. (...)

Pat Gilroy: firmly in the frame to take over as manager of  the Dublin senior hurling team. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Dublin County Board are now poised to appoint a new senior hurling manager – with former All-Ireland winning football manager Pat Gilroy still con(...)

Jamie Barron: The Nire/Fourmilewater dual star, a candidate for hurler of the year, said: “It’s all a backlog of games being called off due to ourselves going so far in the championship.” Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

After the relative calm of Saturday’s decision to give the hurling championship a radical revamp comes a reminder of the still stormy club fixtures is(...)

Ireland’s Sean Cavanagh in action against  Jackson Geary of Victoria Football League in Melbourne in 2014. Cavanagh is club-tied with Moy this year.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The club-versus-country conflict will continue for at least a couple of more weeks as Joe Kernan looks to select his strongest possible side for next (...)

 Minister for Sport Shane Ross is July made the crazy suggestion that Ireland should bid for the  Olympics, should its hosting of the 2023 Rugby World Cup prove successful. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

With the possible exception of the Dublin football team it seems nothing divides opinion in this country right now more than our staging of major spor(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Shane Aston (decathlon), Ciara Neville (60m),  CX+Sport chief executive Tom MacGuinness and Mick Clohisey (marathon) at the unveiling  of the latest Athletics Ireland team kit

A greener shade of green is the most noticeable feature of the latest Athletics Ireland team kit, to be produced by CX+ Sport in a new three-year spon(...)

Kevin Doyle has retired from football on medical grounds. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former Irish international forward Kevin Doyle has announced his retirement from professional football, citing increased concerns about concussion and(...)

 Conor McKenna of the Essendon Bombers in action against the  Carlton Blues.  “At the minute I am happy there and I’ll see after four years what happens.”  Photograph:  Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

“Stubbornness,” says Conor McKenna, when asked why he’s managed to succeed in the professional environs of the Australian Football League where so man(...)

 Ireland International Rules manager Joe Kernan with  Tyrone native Conor McKenna who now plays with AFL side Essendon. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

The International Rules series has always been about compromise, only this year it seems on an increasingly conflicting front. Club versus country c(...)

 Mayo’s Andy Moran with Michael Fitzsimons of Dublin: “In terms of football this is what we do, what we love, so we just go again.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

“Go easy on me,” says Andy Moran, before sitting down for his first interview since the All-Ireland final defeat to Dublin. As if Moran has anything(...)