Dessie Mone: “There’s a group of us there who have been around a long time and we sat down and said that we really had a responsibility to try and get Monaghan back competing with the bigger counties. We couldn’t all walk away.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In a small county, it doesn’t take a huge amount of erosion for the cliff to topple into the sea. For the prime years of Dessie Mone’s intercounty car(...)

Food lovers are in for a treat at the West Waterford Festival of Food in Dungarvan this weekend.  Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Rugby: Ulster v Connacht Connacht travel to Ravenshill tonight with (...)

Daniel Goulding: will line out in full forward line for Cork against Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

Cork will start Sunday’s Allianz Football League semi-final against Dublin in Croke Park with two changes from the team that eased past Kerry l(...)

Gaolmouth action during yesterday’s Cork versus LIT clash in Mallow. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork 3-22 LIT 0-7Substitute Micheál Ó Laoire became the first Cork player to be shown a black card in yesterday’s one-sided McGrath Cup quarter-final (...)

Laois midfielder Padraig Clancy: played 14 years for his county: Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

New Laois manager Tomás Ó Flatharta must plan for 2014 without the county’s most experienced player with the announcement that Padraig Clancy has reti(...)

It was no surprise when old rivals Noel O’Leary from Cork and Kerry’s Paul Galvin renewed acquaintances in the Munster final at Killarney. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Everything at inter-county level is about getting an edge. It’s well known now that Dublin regularly send someone out to film the challenge matches of(...)

Conor Counihan has taken the chance and experimented with his Cork side this year. Photograph: Inpho

There’s been a bit of a festival feel about the championship already, and even if these two old-timers have been shunted off the main stage in favour (...)

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