Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton is fouled by James McGivney of Longford. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 2-25 Longford 0-12 And now for the news. There’s little enough point in walking the curious reader through the precise whats and what-happened(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan. Manager Jim Gavin eyes up becoming only the fourth team to win four-in-a-row. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

Carlow  Manager: Turlough O’Brien (4th year) Odds: All-Ireland 1000/1; Leinster 300/1 Next up: v Louth, O’Moore Park, 13th May, 2.0 Does Bren(...)

Mark Nally in action for Roscommon in the 2014 Connacht championship. Photograph: Inpho

Longford have recruited the services of former Roscommon footballer Mark Nally for the 2018 season. The Roscommon Gaels clubman, who represented the (...)

Longford manager Denis Connerton: “We probably could have done without playing Meath.” Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Although Wexford’s late win against Dublin attracted more attention, the defeat of Leinster’s only other Division One county, Kildare, passed without (...)

Dublin are yet to settle on a midfield partner for Brian Fenton. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

CARLOW Manager: Turlough O’Brien (3rd year) Odds: All-Ireland 5,000/1; Leinster 1,000/1 Next up: v Wexford, Netwatch Cullen Park, May 21st Strang(...)

Intercounty hurlers pay a high price to have a reasonable chance of any glory.

The Young Scientists’ Exhibition was in the news in mid January on the same week that former Tipperary physiotherapist John Casey threw out a question(...)

Meath captain Donal Keogan lifts the Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup after the final at  Páirc Tailteann, Navan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

O’Byrne Cup final Meath 1-17 Longford 1-11 Having finished their Leinster championship last summer with that morale draining defeat by Westmeath, M(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his changes in the panel and backroom personnel  has raised optimism in the county. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY McKenna Cup final Derry v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 7.30 – Tyrone have been the driving force in this competition since it was resumed in(...)

Longford’s Liam Connerton has admitted that balancing their O’Byrne Cup final ambitions with their need to hit the ground running just days later in (...)

Portlaoise 1-15 Longford Slashers 3-7 (after extra-time): Portlaoise were forced to dig deep in extra-time to take a two-point win over Longford Slash(...)

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