Katy Herron in action for the Western Bulldogs during an  AFLW practice match against Geelong Cats at Whitten Oval in Melbourne recently. Photograph:   Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Joshua Herron will have some stories to tell his pals when he gets home to Donegal from his five-month adventure in Melbourne, not least about his mot(...)

Aisling McCarthy of Tipperary shoots to score her side’s second goal during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Intermediate Championship Final against  Meath  at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Tipperary 2-16 Meath 1-14 Tipperary secured an immediate return to the senior ranks after goals from Angela McGuigan and Aisling McCarthy and eight p(...)

 Anne Hatchard celebrates after scoring the first of Adelaide Crows’ 10 goals in the AFLW Grand Final match against  Carlton Blues at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Photograph:  David Mariuz/EPA

Adelaide Crows 63 Carlton 18 In front of a record crowd of 53,034 at the Adelaide Oval, Clare’s Ailish Considine completed her debut season in the Au(...)

Dublin’s Kate Sullivan gets her shot away despite the attempted block from Donegal’s Niamh Carr during the teams’ recent  clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Greally/Inpho

The ladies football league this year is one of the most exciting competitions to keep an eye on for the next two months. Apart from the obvious cont(...)

Lex Talionis: the cast are subtle, birdlike without overegging it. Photograph: Aoife Cahill

LEX TALIONIS Smock Alley Theatre ★ ★ ★ ★ You can look at Liam Heylin’s pithy new play as a sly allegory about inherited divisions and urban violence (...)

Can Donegal’s Geraldine McLaughlin outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in a whole season or will the Cork defence keep her locked down this weekend? Photograph:   Tom Beary/Inpho

And so, here we are. The final four have emerged after months of a blockbuster summer football championship. Cork will look to overcome a hungry and(...)

Andrea Murphy of Kerry and  Kate McGrath of Waterford during the women’s   championship semi-final at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, on June 2nd. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile

If there is one thing for certain in Kerry concerning women’s football it’s that they are happy spring has sprung and we are entering a new dawn. Alre(...)

Cork’s Orlaigh Farmer in action against Tipp. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Cork 2-12 Tipperary 1-10 Hot favourites Cork began their TG4 Munster ladies football championship with an expected win in Ardfinnan on Saturday after(...)

Tipperary celebrate their victory in the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division Two final at Parnell Park, Dublin. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/inpho

TIPPERARY 0-21 CAVAN 3-11 Deadly duo Aisling McCarthy and Aishling Moloney combined for 0-15 as Tipperary edged Cavan by a single point to lift the L(...)

Cahir Ladies celebrate winning the Camogie Club Championship Final in Croke  Park in 2016. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In a small room in Cahir House, Co Tipperary, county champions Cahir Ladies football team reconvened for a motivational session to kick-start their ye(...)

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