Senan Kilbride is eager for Roscommon to progress in Division Two of the National Football League. Photograph: Ryan Byrne.

Senan Kilbride optimistic about his county’s chances as they step up to higher division

 Roscommon’s Niall Daly in action against Galway’s Danny Cummins during the FBD final at Kiltoom, Co Roscommon. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Three goals early in the third quarter prove pivotal for John Evans’ young side

It is clear that referee Alan Wilkie’s regulation Umbro shorts are at least two inches too short, as if they have shrunk in the machine. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/AllSport

Everyone of age remembers where they were on January 25th, 1995

Eamon O’Shea acquired the reputation of being an innovative  hurling coach and when Liam Sheedy invited him in to join the Tipperary set up, the players instantly responded to  his training methods. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary manager believes essence of life is to ‘keep on and be better’ – it’s an attitude he brings to hurling too

Clare’s Patrick Donnellan tackles Conor O’Mahony of Tipperary. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Waterford Crystal quarter-final: Clare withstand late Tipp recovery

Andrew Quarless  of the Green Bay Packers leaps into the crowd after scoring a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter of the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 11. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

Super Bowl one game away for franchise that’s owned by own community

Connacht’s Quinn Roux in action against La Rochelle in the Challenge Cup. The South African lock has settled into life on the western seaboard. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pat Lam’s side send out ambitious message in securing services of big South African

Aly Muldowney will be up against many former team-mates in Sunday’s Challenge Cup match. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

English secondrow has been one of a chorus of unsung heroes for Connacht this season

Tighthead Nathan White was in the wars for the Connacht Eagles in an A match against Leinster on Wednesday. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Centre’s ankle injury keeps him out but Nathan White may return at La Rochelle

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