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Jason Foley celebrates with Tom O’Sullivan after Kerry’s win over Mayo in the Allianz Football League Division One  Final at  Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry manager Jack O’Connor had the contented demeanour of a man who had got what he wanted from the league: a trophy, a solid campaign, much improved(...)

Aaron Griffin scored a goal for Clare in their victory over Down at Páirc Esler in Newry. Photograph: Laszo Geczo/Inpho

Clare 2-14 Down 1-9 With merely pride to play for, it was Clare that grabbed an ideal pre-championship boost in Páirc Esler in Newry on Sunday. Off (...)

Meath’s Rian O’Connell and Danny Ehichoya celebrate victory over Tyrone in the 2021 All-Ireland minor football final. A  number of motions to Congress looking variously to restore the minor grade from under-17 to under-18 and allow counties a derogation to set their own age limits. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

A member of the GAA committee that produced the influential 2019 report on player development has called on Congress to reject motions seeking to vary(...)

Andy McEntee’s Meath side could not be separated from Down. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

Meath 2-6 Down 2-6 The Tailteann trapdoor got stuck in Navan this afternoon, as neither Down nor Meath could find a way to win this strange, weather-(...)

James McCartan was named back-to-back Footballer of the Year in 1960 and 1961. Photograph: Mark Pearce/Presseye/Inpho

The death of James (Jim) McCartan, at the age of 85, is a sad loss for football, particularly in his native Down, where his memory will be revered for(...)

Gianluigi Donnarumma of Italy saves England’s fifth penalty, taken by Bukayo Saka, leading to their side’s victory in the Euro 2020 Championship final at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

At the turn of the century, a stopwatch was the extent of technology for amateurs participating in sports. Some 21 years on, one seldom now sees a jo(...)

Down’s Corey Quinn in action against  Boidu Sayeh and James Dolan of Westmeath at TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Down 0-13 Westmeath 1-9 A wasteful Westmeath suffered their third consecutive league defeat in Mullingar yesterday afternoon, the home side spurning(...)

 Tipperary’s Jason Forde tries to shake off the challenge of Limerick’s Aaron Costello during last weekend’s league clash at the  LIT Gaelic Grounds. As things stand a goalscoring opportunity can still be ‘advantaged’ and the impact of the new rule is more likely to be felt farther out the pitch. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The latest attack on hurling came by stealth. While everyone was rowing over the effective introduction of black-card infractions into hurling – but n(...)

Down’s Connaire Harrison in action against Tipperary. Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho

Down 1-13 Tipperary 1-10 Finishers is the term England rugby coach Eddie Jones coined, when introducing his substitutions in the final quarter of a m(...)

Matthew O’Hanlon: “The camp this week will be full of confidence after getting a win, as opposed to a close loss.” Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

It’s a busy Saturday evening in the championship and not everyone is happy about it. For the Wexford hurlers it’s about trying to handle four games ov(...)

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