John Sugrue

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Can anyone stop Stephen Cluxton and Dublin and the drive for five? All photographs: Inpho

Connacht Galway Manager: Kevin Walsh (5th year) Odds: All-Ireland 11/1; Connacht 4/5 Next up: v London, Ruislip, 5th May, 3.30 Galway’s lea(...)

Laois line up for the Leinster final against Dublin at Croke Park. It was their first appearance in the decider in 12 years. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

When John Sugrue took over as Laois manager in late 2017, the job he faced into looked like trying to catch Niagara before it hit the rocks. If Laois(...)

Ronan Wallace: features in a  vigilant and effective Westmeath defence. Photograph: Laszlo Ceczo/Inpho

Allianz Football League, Division Three final Westmeath v Laois, Croke Park, 4.45 [Live TG4] A rather bigger focus than might have been anticipated (...)

Seamus Callanan: looked extremely sharp in Tipperary’s opening league victory over 14-man Clare at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

SATURDAY  Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Limerick v Tipperary, Gaelic Grounds, 7.0 [Live, eir sport 2 and RTÉ 2] A good bit of water (...)

Cahir Healy has made the switch from Laois hurlers to footballers. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Unlike Division Four, which generally features some counties there to detox for a brief year and a share of lifers, the inmates of Division Three are (...)

Mayo senior football manager James Horan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

James Horan and Terry Hyland will return to the sideline and to familiar game day routines when they convene in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday for a low(...)

Monaghan’s Ryan McAnespie has a shot saved by Laois goalkeeper Graham Brody during the All-Ireland SFC Round 4 qualifier at  Páirc Tailteann in Navan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Monaghan 0-19 Laois 1-11 Monaghan became the final team to book their place in the Super 8s following a five-point win over Laois in Navan on Sunday (...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey and Brian Fenton tackle Callum McCormack of Westmeath during the 2015 Leinster final. Photograph: James Crombie

It is an uncomfortable reality for football in Leinster that the world at large would give longer odd on the lions in the Colosseum than on the Dubs i(...)

Ronan McCarthy: Cork have a more organised structure under his stewardship. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Saturday Munster SFC final Cork v Kerry, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, 7.0 [Live, RTÉ 1] In one of the more significant results of the summer to date, (...)

Donal Kingston of Laois shoots under pressure from Wexford’s Daithi Waters in his side’s victory at Wexford Park in the SFC opening weekend. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Laois 2-21 Wexford 1-18 (after extra time) There was a fairytale finish to this enthralling game as Laois fought back from 10 down at half-time, forc(...)

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