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 It would take 34 years from the repeal of the Ban  before the prohibition of GAA grounds being used by certain other sports was partially lifted to allow internationals in Croke Park. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

News that the hurling community is apparently experiencing revivalist fervour about the need to be born again on the subject of calculated fouling – c(...)

Roscommon minors celebrate their victory over Sligo in the Connacht final at Bekan.

Nothing captured the strangeness of life as an Irish secondary school student in 2020 as the images from the last Gaelic football match of the year. (...)

Westmeath’s John Heslin  struck a goal against Sligo at  Connolly Park Tubbercurry. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Westmeath 3-12 Sligo 1-10 Second-half goals from John Heslin and Ger Egan, who goaled from a spot-kick, set up Westmeath’s excellent eight-point def(...)

Sligo’s Charlie Harrison and Anton Sullivan of Offaly. “I’ll miss playing at the highest level, being the best you can be against the best.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

He understands that it’s not a bolt from the blue, but Charlie Harrison has decided at the age of 36 that it’s time to draw a line. This summer has ma(...)

Mayo’s Jason Doherty scored 1-4 in his side’s defeat of Sligo in Ballina. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mayo 1-10 Sligo 0-11 Jason Doherty hit the key goal for Mayo nine minutes into the second half as Stephen Rochford’s side warmed up for their natio(...)

Niall Carew: “The budget for the smaller counties isn’t a fraction of what the bigger counties are getting . . .how can you compete with that?” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sligo manager Niall Carew has called on the GAA to provide extra financial support for smaller counties to avoid a monopoly at the top of the game. C(...)

Fergal Boland tries to escape the attentions of Neil Ewing and Patrick O’Connor during Mayo’s win over Sligo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 2-14 Sligo 0-11 Taoisigh may come and go but these early championship days in the west are never-changing. Sligo find Mayo all but impossible to(...)

New York and  Sligo players battle for the ball during the Connacht SFC game at  Gaelic Park, Bronx, New York. Photograph: Andy Marlin/Inpho

New York 1-13 Sligo 1-21 Sligo survived a brief but real scare in the Bronx on Sunday night before their experience and class told late on to see of(...)

Sligo Rovers  manager Dave Robertson: “You can’t just write off a 5-1 defeat but what you can do is look at what we can control from now on.” Photograph: Inpho

Stephen O’Donnell is struggling to shake off the thigh strain he sustained up in Dundalk’s win last week over Shamrock Rovers but with so many other p(...)

Shay Walsh, managing director BT Ireland (left) and Richard Bruton, Minister for Education (right)  with Overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2017 Shane Curran from Terenure College with his project qCrypt: The quantum-secure, encrypted, data storage solution with multijurisdictional quorum sharding technology in the Technology section, at the 2017 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Dublin student has been named the 2017 BT Young Scientist of the Year for his project on protecting sensitive data. Shane Curran’s “qCrypt” system(...)

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