Dublin’s Michael Dara Macauley is sent off  late in normal time by referee David Gough during the O’Byrne Cup final against  Newbridge. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former holders Kildare bow to the Leinster champions – but only after extra-time

John Prenty says that allowing the replacement of a player who has received two yellow cards would be a virtual incentive to foul. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

John Prenty criticises proposals of Hurling 2020 committee

Galway manager Kevin Walsh: will be hoping to build upon the county’s recent All-Ireland successes at U-21 level. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Kildare manager Jason Ryan: will be hoping to rebuild a winning mentality and create confidence in his young side, says former Lilywhite star, Dermot Earley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

O’Byrne Cup holders seeking to complete a three-in-a-row in Parnell Park final

Last year’s Munster senior hurling final. Income from the championship rose 40 per cent. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Overall income up 6.2 per cent on 2013 at €7,240,682

Gearóid McKiernan has already missed one game and is due to return to face Roscommon in his county’s league opener.

County have until tonight to challenge suspension for alleged sectarian abuse

Kerry footballer Paul Geaney is the current UCC football captain.

A busy few weeks for the Cork university begins with chance of unique double

St Vincent’s Diarmuid Connolly scores a goal against Castlebar Mitchels in the All-Ireland club football final in March 2014, having won the Leinster club title in the previous calendar year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

Intercounty season can well afford to hand over a few dates to the club game

 Kevin McManamon with Mickey Burke of Meath. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Sean Moran - A Royal revival was halted by Jim Gavin’s team as both camps left content

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