Sinead Aherne

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Dublin’s Sinéad Aherne and Carla Rowe celebrate after their win over Cork in the Ladies’ All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final at Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

We knew it was a moment in history, even if there was no crowd to provide the adulation. Sinéad Aherne became the first captain to lift the Brendan Ma(...)

Carla Rowe of Dublin scores her side’s third goal, from a penalty, during the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Semi-Final match against Armagh. Photograph: by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Dublin 3-13 Armagh 3-8 Dublin won’t know their opponents for this year’s TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship Final until Cork and Galway face off nex(...)

Carla Rowe scores Dublin’s  second goal during the TG4 Ladies Senior All-Ireland football championship semi-final at Kingspan Breffni Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Dublin 3-13 Armagh 3-8 Carla Rowe inspired Dublin to reach a seventh TG4 All-Ireland senior championship final in a row after a ferocious battle with(...)

Cavan’s Gearóid McKiernan holds off Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes during  the Ulster championship preliminary round clash at Clones. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Are they out?” asked my wife at a tender point of a tough weekend. It was a reasonable question, of course. Not everybody is across the vagaries of(...)

Dublin’s Aoife Kane in action against Cork’s Eimear Kiely during the league semi-final at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

And then there were four. It took eight games across two weekends to give us our history-making semi-finalists who, for the first time ever, will pl(...)

Sinéad Aherne scored 2-5 as reigning champions Dublin thrashed Kerry. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Dublin 5-15 Kerry 2-9 Sinéad Aherne scored 2-5 as reigning champions Dublin set up an All-Ireland SFC semi-final date with Cork in a rematch of last (...)

Sarah Rowe kicks a point despite the efforts of Donegal’s Niamh Carr during the clash  at Bord Na Mona O’Connor Park in Tullamore, Offaly. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Levante manager Paco Lopez once said about football: “We overdramatise it sometimes, but that’s why so, so many people love it”. Trust me, ladies fo(...)

Sinead Aherne: leading Dublin out against Cork in last year’s TG4 Ladies Senior All-Ireland football final. Dublin are bidding for three in a row this year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ever so slowly, team by team, sports psychology has slipped into the world of GAA, to the point it’s almost accepted as a fundamental element of succe(...)

Cork’s Máire O’Callaghan wins possession from Dublin’s Olwen Carey during the NFL Division One semi-final at Nowlan Park.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway will meet Cork in the 2019 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division One Final at Parnell Park on Sunday, May 5th. Cork needed extra-time (...)

Waterford Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne with his one-eyed hedgehog, Súil Amháin.

Cute animal stories always go down well with the public. The wagging tail of an irresistibly photogenic terrier called Hamish and his solo train trip (...)

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