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

Carlow footballer manager Turlough O’Brien has stepped down from his role after six years in charge of his native county. O’Brien was in his final ye(...)

Carlow manager Colm Bonnar speaks to his players at the end of the Leinster Hurling Championship game against Kilkenny at  Netwatch Cullen Park last May. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Division One relegation playoff: Westmeath v Carlow, Cusack Park, Mullingar, Sunday, 2.0 Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. When Divisions 1A and 1B of(...)

Dublin’s Philip McMahon celebrates in front of Hill 16 after Dublin’s victory over Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Much of the steam produced by the annual championship draws has evaporated at this stage because of two influences: the new format in hurling, which m(...)

Carlow’s Chris Nolan celebrates scoring a goal in the Joe McDonagh Cup final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For Carlow and Westmeath, Saturday night is their free hit. Even though there’s about as much chance of their All-Ireland preliminary quarter-finals b(...)

Tipeprary’s Brendan Maher and Daniel Kearney of Cork in action at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On an afternoon when the provincial championships rocked and rolled across the country, it was the oldest of old firms who gave us the first hint of a(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: he batted away all questions relating to Diarmuid Connolly. Photograph: INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Mickey Harte may have eschewed diplomacy after Tyrone’s All-Ireland quarter-final win over Armagh, admitting they fully expected to win, and comfortab(...)

Armagh’s Jamie Clarke attempts to pass Tipperary’s  Alan Campbell and Josh Keane. Photograph: Presseye/Philip Magowan

Tipperary v Armagh, Semple Stadium, Saturday, 5.0. Sky Sports As the clock ticks down in July, the qualifiers become more and more competitive with t(...)

Kevin Walsh: “The players inside the jersey that put their lives on hold needs to be given respect.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway manager Kevin Walsh reckons Jim Gavin was ‘100 per cent’ right to refuse to conduct broadcast interviews after Dublin’s Leinster semi-final wi(...)

Carlow celebrate their victory over Wexford in the first round of the Leinster championship at Netwatch Cullen Park.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

To Portlaoise for the Dubs. The Dubs who the Leinster Council decreed couldn’t be accommodated in Portlaoise in 2016 because it was too small. Playi(...)

Dublin fans in Nowlan Park for the Leinster senior football quarter-final against Laois last summer. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

By the time they take the field on Saturday evening, the Dublin footballers won’t have won a game for two months, a drought that stretches all the way(...)

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