The SNP’s Angela Constance wears a pair of unusual shoes ahead of a statement by first minister Alex Salmond at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh today. Photograph: PA

Scottish Government cabinet secretary wears some unusual shoes

How do you get your player to operate farther out the pitch? Kerry’s James O’Donoghue plays table football with Abigail Bradshaw (6) from Knockylon during a visit with the Sam Maguire Cup to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin this morning. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Not the prize they wanted, but Mayo did win an All-Ireland football title yesterday

Considering the hardship of the time, the 1945 match programme was an impressive, advert-full, 26 pages, which included an extraordinary editorial-style piece about Croke Park’s place in the newly emerging world.

An Irishman’s Diary on a momentous final

Monday, Sep 22nd – Sunday, Sep 28th

Monday, Sep 15th – Sunday, Sep 21st

Hawkeye decided a draw would be a fair result at the end of the All-Ireland hurling decider yesterday.

Why are there children’s tickets for the replay but not for the first game?

Monday, Sep 8th – Sunday, Sep 14th

Thanks to Paula Greally for the picture taken in Ballingarry.

Pat Shortt predicts Premier County will kick the Cats up the arse

A word of warning from a Kilkenny supporter for their neighbours . . .

For Kilkenny to prevail Sunday they’ll need Shefflin shuffling

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