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Tom Lahiff: “We’ve been consistently in the top four in the last number of years. There’s no medals for top four so it’s just about trying to get over that final hurdle now . . . ,” said the St Judes man. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

When the Dublin team was named for the 2020 Leinster final, it was all looking good for Tom Lahiff. At 25, he was just in the door with Dublin yet wa(...)

United’s Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the pitch after his team were steamrolled 5-0 by Liverpool at Old Trafford. Photograph: Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

It’s probably as well that Sky had given our Roy the day off. Can you imagine? His cheek muscles would have been flexing so wildly come full time they(...)

Meath manager Andy McEntee: the clubs came to his rescue on Tuesday night. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Andy McEntee’s position as Meath manager has been strengthened by an effective vote of confidence from his county chairman. Royal County chief John K(...)

Meath manager Andy McEntee: can continue with his plans for the 2022 season. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Andy McEntee has been granted permission to continue on his travels as Meath manager after receiving the backing of the county board. At a meeting in(...)

Trevor Giles at the launch of the 2021 Beko Club Champion competition at  Croke Park: ‘If they got rid of the provincial championships it wouldn’t cost me a thought whatsoever.’  Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Trevor Giles hasn’t been so transported by Meath’s recent successes in winning the women’s and minor All-Ireland football titles that he sees a future(...)

Hannah Tyrrell in action during Dublin’s All-Ireland final defeat. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There weren’t many better stories in Irish sport this year than Meath’s victory over five-in-a-row-chasing Dublin earlier this month. But that win rob(...)

Tom Cribbin:  served  as a selector with former boss Jack O’Connor for  two seasons, and likewise before that under previous Kildare manager Cian O’Neill.  Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

The managerial merry-go-round which invariably makes noise this time of year continues apace as several more counties appear set to close in on their (...)

Tyrone’s Ulster Championship victory was surely a springboard to All-Ireland success. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We tend to sleepwalk into things in life. If the current All-Ireland football championships proposals are passed, then very soon the big summer jambor(...)

The Meath players celebrate after their All-Ireland victory. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

MEATH 1-11 DUBLIN 0-12 There are crazy odds and expectations around some All-Ireland finals and rarely have they been defied the like this one. In w(...)

Katie Newe and Emma Duggan of Meath celebrate after the All-Ireland Ladies’ Senior Football Championship final between Dublin and Meath at Croke Park on Sunday.  Photograph: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Come all you royal heroes. In winning a first senior All-Ireland, at the first attempt, taking out the four-time defending champions in the process, (...)

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