Michael Murphy

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Donegal’s Martin McElhinney chips Tyrone goalkeeper Mickey O’Neill to score a goal in the Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup Final at the  Athletic Grounds in Armagh. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

Donegal 1-16 Tyrone 1-12 Donegal ended Tyrone’s six-year hold of the Dr McKenna Cup as Declan Bonner’s side secured victory at the Athletic Grounds i(...)

Dublin’s Colm Basquel is challenged by Hugh McFadden of Donegal during the Allianz Football League Division One game at  Croke Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin 0-20 Donegal 0-15 Not quite the slow steamrolling over their opening two opponents, but still Dublin are simply taking care of business in the(...)

Kildare manager Cian O’Neill will bring his charges to Croke Park to take on Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

SATURDAY DIVISION ONE Dublin v Kildare, Croke Park, 7.0 [Live, eir Sports] – Dublin have adopted the same late-returning process as last year and it(...)

It’s doubtful if any footballer has had as sustained a trumpet blast heralding his arrival as David Clifford.

Most in need of a title The easy and annual answer to this one is, Mayo. If only they could win the league they’d be better set up for the championsh(...)

'Shy but wild': Dolores O’Riordan in 2007. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Much has been written about Dolores O’Riordan since her sudden death this week, at the age of 46, in a hotel room in London. For a lot of people the o(...)

Colm Cooper celebrates scoring a goal for Kerry in the 2008 All-Ireland semi-final replay against Cork. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Colm “Gooch’’ Cooper, winner of five All-Ireland medals, has been chosen as this year’s Kerry Person of the Year by the Kerry Association in Dublin. (...)

September’s All-Ireland provided a breath-taking  spectacle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Football is the wallpaper of Irish sporting life. On the first available Saturday of January, Kildare and Longford were facing off in the O’Byrne Cup (...)

Joe Kernan has criticised the refereeing in Ireland’s second test defeat to Australia. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland manager Joe Kernan has criticised the match officials in Saturday’s second international rules test in Perth. Although he accepted that the be(...)

The Australian team pose with the Cormac McAnallen trophy after winning game two and the seriesagainst  Ireland at Domain Stadium  in Perth, Australia. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty Images

Australia 53 [0-15-8] Ireland 50 [2-10-8] - Australia win series 2-0 As the curtain came down on the 2017 series and Australia celebrated regaining t(...)

Plenty of outlets will deliver a new sofa before Christmas. Photograph: Getty Images

There is never a better time to get family and friends together than over the Christmas holidays. The festive season is fast approaching and while mos(...)

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