Louth’s Padraig Rath and Paul Cunningham with Darren Hayden of Wicklow during the  football championship first round match at Parnell Park, Dublin. Photograph: INPHO/Bryan Keane

Louth 1-19 Wicklow 1-14 Louth advance, but not without being made to work for it by a Wicklow side that belied their league form. The game at Parnel(...)

Tempers flare between Wexford and Dublin at Enniscorthy. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 1-12 Wexford 1-9 Paul Clarke’s experimental Dublin literally kept the show on the show on the road with a hard-fought win against an also tr(...)

Laois’ Ross Munnelly: with Donie Kingston and rising star Evan O’Carroll up front, Laois have too much for the visitors. Photograph: Inpho

It didn’t escape people’s attention in Wicklow that there has been a deal of complaining from some quarters in Laois about the prospective quarter-fi(...)

Former detective voluntarily retired from the force on the advice of his heart specialist to quit for reduction of stress purposes on completion of 30 years service. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Armed detectives continued a high-speed chase of a getaway car despite believing they had been shot at, eventually arresting two gunmen, a High Court (...)