With Ireland and Wales at Twickenham, England are favourites to retain their Six Nations title. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

Unfortunately, we’re getting a little too used to being on the outside looking in when it comes to World Cup years. And after the dastardly Danes put (...)

 Dublin’s Sinead Aherne and Mayo’s Sarah Tierney. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

In 1999, Mayo defied the odds to win an All-Ireland ladies semi-final against Meath. The Royals were considered such overwhelming favourites that even(...)

Sinead Aherne: Dublin’s captain scored 3-4 against Laois in the Leinster SFC semi-final.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Laois 2-03 Dublin 8-13 Dublin manager Mick Bohan hailed a 28-point victory over Laois in Sunday’s TG4 Leinster ladies SFC semi-final and challenged h(...)

Captain Ciara O’Sullivan at the Cork women’s football All-Ireland champions’ homecoming in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Deja vu does not cover the half of it – another drizzly night in September and hundreds of loyal Cork women’s Gaelic football fans are congregated on (...)

Mayo’s Martha Carter, who played a Connacht final with a broken hand, tackles Cork’s Valerie Mulcahy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Less than two weeks out from this year’s Leinster intermediate football final, Kildare goalkeeper Mary Hulgraine was cleaning up in a local gym when s(...)