Shane Ward

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Prof Tom Curran, AgroCycle project co-ordinator and assistant professor in Biosystems and Food Engineering at University College Dublin with an ‘edible straw’ and drinking cup made from potato pulp. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

Household food waste is under the spotlight recently, with current estimates that we waste up to one third of the food we buy (costing about €700 per (...)

Agrocycle has invented a range of innovative products made from food waste to help reduce single-use plastic. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Edible drinking straws and cups made from potato pulp could replace single-use plastic items, according to researchers making new products from agricu(...)

Roscommon’s Niall Daly wins a ball ahead of Donal Wrynn of Leitrim during the Connacht SFC quarter-final at  Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Leitrim 0-11 Roscommon 1-21 It took Roscommon about half an hour to print the script, opening a clearly unassailable lead and with that writing anoth(...)

Wexford senior football manager David Power: “Our number one aim is to give a good performance in every game, and secondly to get out of Division Four. I know it won’t be easy.” Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye

“You can’t hold back,” says David Power, “you have to just go for it” - and he’s not talking about the drive from Clonmel to Wexford Park three times(...)

Leitrim manager Shane Ward shakes hands with Kevin Walsh of Galway after the Connacht Senior Football Championship quarter-final at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmad. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

When the winning manager keeps his players in a silent dressing room for nearly an hour after the game then he’s presumably not writing them personal(...)

Galway’s Fiontan O Curraoin forms a formidable midfield partnership with Paul Conroy. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Leitrim are long-odds here. It’s been a difficult year for new manager Shane Ward, who has had to cope with multiple withdrawals from the panel, incl(...)

Roscommon’s Senan Kilbride and Leitrim’s Gary Reynolds. Kilbride believes that Connacht is perhaps at its strongest in several years.

The last thing they need reminding of right now is their championship odds: 150/1 to win the Connacht title; 2,000/1 to win the All-Ireland.Such is th(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

Paul Brennan, seen here in action for Leitrim, could play for Donegal next season. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

The now completed transfer of Leitrim footballer Paul Brennan to Donegal club Bundoran was “mooted” by both the club and the Donegal set-up, according(...)

Paul Bealin: led Westmeath last year but failed to get the backing of the clubs for a second term. Photo: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

And then there was one. Westmeath now stand alone as the last county still looking to appoint a senior football manager for 2015, and the search is(...)