Richard Bruton, the new chairman of Fine Gael’s parliamentary party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An urban-versus-rural battle in Fine Gael this week revived memories of the Great Heave of 2010, when country and western Enda Kenny routed the leader(...)

Longford’s Michael Quinn scores his team’s third goal against Kildare. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kildare 1-21 Longford 3-15 AET This was one of those draws where you’d struggle to make a cast-iron argument that either side deserved to win. It was(...)

Kildare’s David Hyland and goalkeeper Mark Donnellan clash with Robbie Smyth of Longford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kildare 1-16 Longford 1-13 Kildare booked their place in the third round of the qualifiers with a hard fought win over a gritty Longford side in Pear(...)