Body will have to operate with a reduced board as a result of the Stormont impasse, it has emerged. Photograph: Getty

The cross-Border body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the island of Ireland will have to operate with a reduced board a(...)

Mullinalaghta manager Mickey Graham celebrates at the final whistle of the Leinster club SFC final win over Kilmacud Crokes. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Their supporters must have wondered if they’d ever see the day. The players might have had their doubts too. They’d endured much more than their fair (...)

Gráinne McElwain: the TG4 woman gives it her best, year in, year out, her efforts bordering on the heroic, but she rarely gets anywhere. Photograph: Bryan Brophy/1IMAGE

Gráinne McElwain has her work cut out every September. First she has to try to get Cork manager Éamonn Ryan to concede that he’s half decent at his jo(...)

Monaghan’s Cathriona McConnell, Therese McNally, Grainne McNally and Ciara McAnespie after loosing by a point to Cork in the All-Ireland  women’s football final at Croke Park.  Photograph: Alan Betson

When the hooter sounded in yesterday’s All-Ireland final, we were treated to what’s possibly the loveliest noise in Irish sport, one that annually tes(...)