Cillian O’Connor in action against Clare last weekend. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The attacker suffered the injury in last weekend’s Division Two play-off in Ennis

Jamison Gibson-Park is back from injury and playing for the first time since the Pro14 final win against Munster. File photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

RDS welcomes back 1,200 fans as part of series of Government sanctioned test events

 Henry Slade scores a try against Ireland at the Aviva during the 2019 Six Nations. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Imagesges

Exeter Chiefs back explains: ‘I’m perfectly fit and healthy. I don’t fancy it at all’

Wexford and Kilkenny’s league clash at Nowlan Park is set to go ahead despite two positive cases in the Wexford camp. File photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

‘This is probably something we’re going to have to get used to throughout the summer’

 Dave Alred worked with former England outhalf Jonny Wilkinson throughout his career. File photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Performance coach has worked with the likes of Jonny Wilkinson and Man City

Hamza Choudhury and Wesley Fofana with a Palestinian flag after their FA Cup final win over Chelsea. Photograph: Twitter

Young English and French players show their support of Palestine at Wembley

 Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips are set to pair up in the Liverpool defence against Manchester United. File photograph: Getty Images

United have not beaten Liverpool in the league in over three years and won’t get a better chance

Ryan Johansson in action for Bayern Munich during the Audi Cup final in 2019. Photograph: Jose Breton/Getty Images

The 20 year-old was eligible to play for Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg and Sweden

 Jonathan Bealin will play no part for the Wexford footballers this year. Photograph: Inpho

The Castletown attacker is moving to Belgium for a year for a work opportunity

Since the resumption of professional sport, 11 Leinster Rugby matches have been played behind closed doors at the RDS Arena, with no incidences of Covid-19 reported as a result of these games taking place. File photograph: Inpho

Pre-match antigen testing would take place for 2,000 fans at proof of concept match

Dublin’s Dean Rock can demand €1,300 per sponsored Instagram post – he has nearly 37,000 followers on the social media platform.   Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

With Instagram so important in terms of branding, era of ‘pay per post’ well and truly here

Craig Casey featured in the win over Italy but heads back to Munster this week. Photograph: Inpho

Four Leinster players return and two from Ulster for top of the conference meeting

Leinster’s Jack Conan is presented with the Pro14 Player of the Match award after the recent win over the Scarlets. Photograph: Inpho

Gavin Coombes has returned to train with Munster, Ryan Baird and Ed Byrne remain

Con O Callaghan and Robert McDaid celebrate at the final whistle. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin halfback feels black card was harsh while Con O’Callaghan says Dubs want more

Ciarán Kilkenny in action against Cavan’s Killian Clarke. Playing in the inside line, his  spatial awareness and movement is second to none. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Dublin attacker hasn't scored in four championship matches against Mayo . . .

Galway’s Conor Whelan and Diarmaid Byrnes of Limerick in the GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final at Croke Park on November 29th. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo

Limerick are fouling far more often, but still conceding less from frees

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and Aidan O’Shea celebrate after their side’s narrow victory over Galway in the Connacht final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo's forwards lead the way on turnovers but kickout stats will give Tipp confidence

This year’s Under-20 football final will take place in Croke Park before the senior final. File photograph: Inpho

Galway and Dublin are finally set to play their All-Ireland final later this month

Paul Kerrigan and Eoin Cadogan celebrate after their All-Ireland final win in 2010. File photograph: Inpho

Nemo Rangers speedster won an All-Ireland in 2010 and represented Ireland in 2015

Cavan’s Thomas Galligan in action with Michael Murphy of Donegal during Cavan’s win in the Ulster football final at Athletic Grounds, Co Armagh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Teams are now asking themselves - possession or position – which do we need more?

Mickey Harte, Louth’s new senior football manager. File photograph: Inpho

Ciarán Byrne excited to work with former Tyrone boss who’ll be joined by Gavin Devlin

Limerick during a water break against Clare. Clare were 0-9 to 0-7 ahead at the first water break against Limerick. The Treaty County went on to win the game by 10 points. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Team in ascendancy either side of stoppages has consistently changed this year

Hurl or hurley? File photograph: Inpho

Public vote of over 25,000 shows little support for Hurley outside of Munster

Gearóid Hegarty: Limerick’s top scorer from play this year   also drops deep from number 10 and causes havoc by drifting around the middle third to link Limerick’s transition from defence to attack. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Tipp and Clare failed because Kilkenny-like intensity needed to stop Limerick half forwards

Kerry and Cork clash in Sunday’s Munster football semi-final. File photograph: Inpho

We look ahead to another busy weekend of football and hurling action

Mayo’s Conor Loftus celebrates a goal against Galway in the recent league win at Tuam Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Eamon Donoghue: Conor Loftus adds a lot at midfield just not under kickouts

Tyrone’s Conor McKenna in action against Donegal during the recent league clash between the sides. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

GAA Statistics: Former AFL player a goal machine, pass master and kickout outlet

Mayo are in serious danger of dropping down to Division T	wo when the league resumes this weekend. File photograph: Inpho

What games are left, how’s the format changed, and what about the hurling?

Fermanagh GAA has confirmed a number of players within its senior football panel have returned positive tests for Covid-19. File photograph: Inpho

A number of the Fermanagh football panel have returned positive tests for Covid-19

The Donegal county final between Kilcar and Naomh Chonaill is one of six county finals in football and hurling affected by the nationwide stoppage of games announced by the GAA. File photograph: Inpho

Players are likely to continue training which increases risk, costs, and demands

Slovakia will be without Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka for their Euro2021 playoff against Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

Hosts name their squad ahead of Thursday week’s Euro 2021 play-off in Bratislava

No South African teams will take part in the first 11 rounds of the new Pro14 season. File photograph: Inpho

South African Union to find replacement franchise for Southern Kings from 2021

London will not play in the 2020 Connacht championship. Photograph: Inpho

Roscommon will progress directly into the Connacht semi-final against Mayo or Leitrim

Conor McKenna has played his last game for the Essendon Bombers. File photograph: Getty Images

Essendon defender scored 20 goals in 79 AFL games but has had a difficult year

Leinster’s James Ryan and Dan Leavy with skills coach Hugh Hogan during a recent training session. Photograph: Inpho

Fergus McFadden ruled out of Ulster clash but no decision yet on Furlong or Leavy

Former Munster prop Ciaran Parker has joined Leinster. File photograph: Inpho

Tadhg Furlong has yet to feature post-lockdown as Leinster look for frontrow cover

He is in race against time to be fit for Ireland’s Six Nations return against Italy

 Rory McIlroy during the third round of the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park. Photograph: Getty Images

‘I can’t really put my finger on it. I go out there and try my best every single day’

James Ryan suffered a shoulder injury in training before the recent break. File photograph: Inpho

Leinster and Ireland lock could miss some significant fixtures with shoulder injury

Leicester City and Manchester United will battle it out for a Champions League place on the final day of the season. File photograph: Getty Images

Who needs to do what on the final day of the 2019-2020 Premier League season?

Jack Torpey is one of a number of Westmeath under-20 players on the St Joseph’s, Rochfortbridge team that will contest the Leinster ’A’ final against Naas CBS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rochfortbridge in their first ‘A’ final to take on three-in-a-row chasing Naas CBS

Limerick’s Shane Dowling celebrates scoring a goal in his team’s 2018 All-Ireland final win against Galway. File photograph: Inpho

After three surgeries on his knee in as many years he’s retired from intercounty hurling

Luke Dempsey refused to give up hope that his Rochfortbridge team would get to play in the Leinster senior ‘A’ final. File photograph: Inpho

Westmeath school contesting their first ever Leinster senior ‘A’ final, 132 days later

The GAA will open all pitches for adult training from next Wednesday, June 24th. File photograph: Inpho

Contact training and challenge games will be allowed on Monday week as plans updated

Old Belvedere was originally founded in 1918–19 by former pupils of Belvedere College. File photograph: Inpho

Jack Conan: ‘There’s no professional game in this country without strength of our clubs’

Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson has said the province are “still some way short of offering full houses”. Photograph: Inpho

Without matchday revenue and season tickets province taking large financial hit

Turlough O’Brien has stepped down as manager of the Carlow football team. Photograph: Inpho

He has brought the decision forward to facilitate a smooth transition into next year

Manuma Samoa is coached by World Rugby Hall of Famer Brian Lima. File photograph: Getty Images

‘When we arrived in New Zealand it was summer, when we left it was winter’

With all the attention on the child with special needs, there is often hurt and anger among the other children in the family. Photograph: iStock

TY students develop a booklet aimed at the siblings of those with special needs

Luke Dempsey: ed St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge to their first Leinster senior ‘A’ final this year. “I think it’s good to give people hope and that’s what we’ve been given by the Leinster Council.” Photograph: Inpho

Luke Dempsey’s Rochfortbridge hopeful their first ever Leinster final will go ahead

Qualter (right) celebrating a Challenge Cup victory in 2014 with Niyi Adeolokun. Photograph: Inpho

Danny Qualter is one of six Irish players at Nottingham about to become unemployed

Alan Stenson: ‘You’re in a room with two or three billionaires, and one is writing a cheque for $15 million to the other’

Wild Geese: Alan Stenson, real estate broker, New York City

Roscommon goalkeeper Colm Lavin has headed the county’s fundraising campaign to support their local hospice. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Similar initiative gaining momentum in Laois as Meyler family do their bit in Tyrone

Brian O’Carroll in action for Offaly against Kilkenny in 2014. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Brian Carroll has added his in-depth sports podcast to the mix as others get creative

Roscommon’s Mark Miley celebrates his side’s All-Ireland minor final replay win over Kerry in 2006. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

2006 All-Ireland win brought success when it was least expected and needed the most

Influencer Louise Cooney has set up a fundraising page for Pieta House through her social media platforms. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Charity postpones major fundraising event while demand for services goes up

Wexford’s Jonathan Bealin  in action against Louth’s Emmet Carolan during the first round of the Leinster SFC last summer. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The son of former Dublin player Paul has been making his mark with Wexford

 Nigel Dunne in action for Offaly against Wicklow in the 2018 Leinster championship. Photograph: Inpho

Former Offaly player explains how the game took a heavy toll on his mental health

Na Fianna and Dublin senior footballer Niall McGovern. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Na Fianna are providing community assistance amid the outbreak

Liam Sheedy’s team are self-isolating after returning from Spain. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Liam Sheedy’s team advised to ‘restrict their movements for the next two weeks’

England are back in contention for the 2020 Six Nations after Sunday’s crushing win over Ireland. Photograph: EPA

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton heavily criticised in Monday morning’s newspapers

Jim Gavin after receiving an honorary doctorate from DCU in December. Photograph: Inpho

All-Ireland winning player and manager to be honoured by Dublin city council

 Michael Duignan in Croke Park working for RTÉ during their coverage of last summer’s hurling championship. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

He replaces the incumbent Tommy Byrne who is in his second term in the role

 Carlin Isles in action for the United States during the Rugby World Cup Sevens. Photograph: Getty Images

Insole claims to make athletes jump higher, run faster, and protects them from injury

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan receives a red card from referee James Owens. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hogan retains the option of appealing the suspension to Central Appeals Committee

 Donal Maloney will not be managing the Clare hurlers in 2020. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Louis Mulqueen and Brian Lohan are vying for the vacant role in the Banner county

Martin Bennett and Ciaran Archer during an individual speed session.

Martin Bennett has helped the country's best players to match the game’s new pace

Jack Carty will start for Ireland against Japan on Saturday morning. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Eamon Donoghue looks back on his years playing GAA and soccer with Irish No 10

Eamon Donoghue breaks the All-Ireland football final replay into its key moments

The Kerry team dejected after the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Eamon Donoghue runs the rule over Peter Keane’s side

Kevin Walsh has stepped down as Galway manager. Photograph: Inpho

Under Walsh Galway have ended Mayo’s stranglehold of the Connacht championship

Kerry and Dublin fans watch Sunday’s drawn All-Ireland final. Photograph: Inpho

Stand tickets will cost €60 and terraces €30 for second meeting of Dublin and Kerry

Con O’Callaghan has scorded 4-9 from play in six matches and David Clifford has 0-17 in five this summer. Photographs: Inpho

Two of the most exciting players in the game could hold key to All-Ireland victory

Make sure your trip to LA includes great food, cool bars and a Dodgers game

Brian Fenton and Jack Barry in action last year. Photograph: Inpho

Kerry midfielder looks the ideal candidate for a man marking job on Dublin’s key figure

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan walks past his manager Brian Cody after being red carded. Photograph: Inpho

'If it happened and was deserved then it happens. But the circumstances . . . '

Tipperary’s Padraic Maher wins the balls and burst out of his defence. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Liam Sheedy’s Tipp team had too much for Kilkenny in a thrilling hurling finale

Tipperary’s manager Liam Sheedy celebrates after the All-Ireland SHC semi-final with Noel McGrath. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Loughmore-Castleiney club man has reaped the rewards of a switch to midfield

 Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly in action against Tyrone last weekend. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mayo, Dublin and Kilkenny name their teams but late changes are expected

Dublin have threats all over but Jack McCaffrey and Brian Fenton are unique

Referee James Owens during the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final between Kilkenny and Cork. Photograph: Inpho

Wexford native to referee senior final while Patrick Murphy is in charge for the minor

Ultan Dillane has left Ireland’s Rugby World Cup training squad. Photograph: James Crombie

Duo return to their provinces as IRFU release a 43-man squad ahead of Italy match

Rob Hennelly is back in the Mayo team. Photograph: Inpho

Rory O’Carroll is back in the Dublin team with Diarmuid Connolly on the bench

The Underdogs’ 2018 joint manager Paul Galvin is set to take over the Wexford footballers. Photograph: Inpho

Appointment of former Footballer of the Year a major boost for football in Wexford

Mayo goalkeeper David Clarke and his defenders defend a free during the victory over Meath. In four of his five championship starts this summer  Clarke has been unable to find Aidan O’Shea for a clean catch from a long kick-out. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rob Hennelly and David Clarke are both top 'keepers - how much do Mayo value the restart?

Tyrone’s Peter Harte: he  is very much on a black-card tightrope. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

This year stand-alone black cards issued during the league were all wiped thereafter

Shane, Sean, Mick and Brendan Lowry at Esker Hills Golf Club in 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Father and uncles will be forever remembered for Offaly’s 1982 All-Ireland victory

Kildare manager Cian O’Neill was without a number of his team’s key players in 2019. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Their summer ended in championship defeats to 2018 finalists Dublin and Tyrone

Peter Harte is available to play for Tyrone on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Tyrone attacker has been cleared to line out in the first Super 8s match of 2019

Mayo’s David Clarke celebrates after beating Galway in the All-Ireland SFC fourth round qualifiers. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

These rankings are based on results over three years in both league and championship

Galway manager Kevin Walsh has won his last seven matches against Mayo. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Are Galway playing enough Corofin players? And why Mayo’s attack is so predictable

The hurling quarter-finals are returning to Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Details revealed for first two rounds of Super 8s, setting up hurling v football TV clash

The Gaelic Grounds in Limerick for Mayo’s qualifier match last year. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Connacht counties being sent to Limerick as Clare and Meath match being played Sunday

 James Horan’s Mayo team are one game away from the Super 8s. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The draw for the final round of the qualifiers will be broadcast live on Morning Ireland

Kilkenny’s Adrian Mullen celebrates scoring his side’s opening goal in the Leinster SHC round-robin game against  Wexford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The 20-year-old from Ballyhale Shamrocks follows a long line of sharpshooters from the storied club

Aidan Nolan is sent off by referee Fergal Horgan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

He came on for the final 15 minutes of the round-robin draw with Kilkenny

Mayo have two more matches to win to reach the Super 8s. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

GAA reveal details for third round of football qualifiers next Saturday evening

Mayo manager James Horan will find out who his team will face next in the qualifiers on Monday. Photograph: Inpho

The draw will be broadcast live on Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 just after 8.30am

Meath’s Donal Keogan is fouled by Graham Brody of Laois and wins a penalty in the Leinster semi-final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Donal Keogan can cause serious damage from wing back – without needing to kick

 Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett defending Limerick’s Aaron Gillane. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

He’ll be monitored over the next 10 days and will hope to return for Munster final

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