Even after those dog days, enduring magic of Gooch and O’Shea remains

Before they all gathered for lunch in the Dromhall Hotel yesterday to move on from the All-Ireland final evisceration by Corofin in Croke Park, a handful of Dr Crokes ...

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Old Cat magic still takes centre stage in Croker

At times on St Patrick’s Day as the Fennelly brothers, TJ Reid, and Joey Holden breezed to All-Ireland club final success, it felt like going back in time ...

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McNamee unfazed by critics of Tyrone

Ronan McNamee wasn’t surprised at the level of criticism aimed at Tyrone earlier in their Division 1 campaign.

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Duhallow cruise to victory over Imokilly

Duhallow cruised to a comprehensive win against Imokilly following this Round One senior football championship match played in Pairc Ui Rinn tonight.

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Avondhu crash out of championship following defeat by Muskerry

A comfortable preliminary round victory for Muskerry in the Cork SFC (Colleges/Divisions section) at Páirc Uí Rinn tonight.

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CIT hold off Carbery fightback

It took a couple of points deep in injury time before Cork IT eventually shook off the challenge of Carbery in today’s Cork SFC divisions/colleges section ...

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Smooth Seandún brush past Beara challenge

Seandún brushed Beara aside to progress to round two of the Cork SFC Colleges/Divisions section with an eight-point victory in Dunmanway.

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Athenry produce late comeback to eliminate Harty champions Midleton

Presentation Athenry produced a stirring final quarter to secure passage to a second successive All-Ireland post-primary SHC final.

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Daly: 'Ruthless' Shefflin looks the part on the line

Anthony Daly believes Henry Shefflin has the ruthless streak needed to one day succeed Brian Cody as Kilkenny manager.

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Weekend talking points: What each team needs in the league

All the talking points from the weekends Allianz League action.

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Nothing but pain for outclassed Crokes as Corofin add another All-Ireland title

Another All-Ireland title for Corofin and another one by double digits.

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Seven up for Shefflin’s Shamrocks as Ballyhale crowned champions

Back in October of 2017, Henry Shefflin’s last season as a player with Ballyhale Shamrocks, they were torn asunder by James Stephens in the Kilkenny senior ...

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No swerve by resolute Dublin on trip to Tipp

Anthony Daly penned a column in these pages at the weekend pondering how and why a Dublin team he himself once managed always seemed to “swerve” in Thurles. ...

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Victory comes at price for Galway

Galway 3-21 Wexford 3-11

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Dogged Waterford hit 31 points to punish more Clare indiscipline

A dress-rehearsal for the championship or just a fixture to be fulfilled?

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Cork take something from game that meant nothing

The history of Test cricket contains its share of matches that featured innings where, with only one or two runs required by one team for victory, only one or two ...

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Galway eyes place in final after safety is secured

This win saw Galway secure their Division 1 status for another year, and Kevin Walsh was happy to see his side pick up a convincing victory over provincial rivals ...

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Gavin fumes after Tyrone answer Harte passion plea

As Jim Gavin post-match critiques go, his take on his team’s performance that conspired to knock them out of the reckoning for a seventh consecutive Division ...

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Gritty Monaghan edge out Cavan in scrap for survival

Monaghan edge scrap for survival with neighboursUnder Malachy O’Rourke, Monaghan have generally reserved their best performances for the days when their backs ...

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O’Neill fury as ‘sloppiness’ almost costs Kildare dearly

Cian O’Neill cut a frustrated figure after watching his side almost let a crucial win slip through their fingers on Saturday.

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Éamonn Fitzmaurice: Croke Park a lonely place when things go pear-shaped

Corofin were outstanding in Croke Park yesterday, delivering an All-Ireland club final masterclass and deserving all of the plaudits that will come their way.

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Mayo: They haven’t gone away, you know

The flip chart in the Mayo dressing room after Saturday night’s gritty win in Tralee was light on to-do’s for this week’s training.

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Cork’s survival now rests in Tipperary’s hands

With Cork unable to do themselves any favours on Saturday, it was the unintentional goodwill of others that has them still in with a slim chance of avoiding the ...

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'They showed us how to play a game of football': Dr Crokes were 'schooled' by Corofin

Dr Crokes were “schooled” by the best club football team in the business, selector Niall O’Callaghan has admitted.

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Corofin destroy Dr Crokes to claim third All-Ireland in five years

Corofin coasted to a third All-Ireland crown in five years, the current kingpins of club football totally outclassing a frustrated Dr Crokes side.

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Ladies football wrap: Galway secure semi-final spot, while Cork end Donegal's unbeaten start

Galway secured their place in the Lidl National Football League Division 1 semi-finals after round five of the competition, while Dublin, Donegal, Cork and Mayo ...

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Record-setting Ballyhale win seventh All-Ireland club hurling title

Ballyhale Shamrocks are AIB All-Ireland club SHC winners for a record seventh time after a power-packed Croke Park display proved far too much for an overwhelmed ...

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Ruane rocket torpedoes Kerry’s unbeaten run

A foul night but an immensely gratifying one for Mayo, who not only ended Kerry’s 100% Division One record in the Kingdom’s back yard, but got an unexpected ...

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14-man Tyrone inflict third league defeat on Dublin

Despite playing the last 25 minutes with 14 men, Tyrone picked up their first win over Dublin in six years as the All-Ireland lost three round games for the first ...

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Eddie Jones frustrated by England’s mental lapses

Scotland came from 31-0 down to lead at Twickenham, leaving England needing a late try to draw.

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Footballer of the Year Sinead Aherne scores 3-3 on her return

Sinead Aherne recorded an outstanding haul of 3-3 at the DCU Sportsgrounds to guide Dublin towards an emphatic victory over Monaghan in Division 1 of the Lidl National ...

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Football league wrap: Ulster sides on top in Divisions 3 and 4

Down are top of Division 3 of the Allianz Football League heading into the final round of group games, while Derry continued their unbeaten run in Division 4 this ...

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Dublin claim league semi-final spot at Tipperary’s expense

Mattie Kenny's Dubin side have booked themselves a Division One league semi-final spot with a richly-deserved victory over Tipperary in Thurles this evening.

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Galway's maintain final hopes with defeat of Roscommon

Danny Cummins blasted a first-half goal as Galway eased their way to key victory over Roscommon in their bid to reach consecutive league finals.

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Waterford rack up 31 points in resounding win over Clare

Waterford cruised to a win in this NHL quarter-final, with the 2,753 in attendance rewarded with an entertaining first half that gave way to a second-half stroll ...

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Jamie Coughlan's late goal sees Cork defeat Kilkenny

Cork will play in Group A of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 for 2020 after coming from behind to take a two-point win over Kilkenny in Nowlan Park this afternoon. ...

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Cork produce best performance of the year to brush past Donegal

Cork delivered their best performance of the season so far as they brushed aside Donegal in their Lidl NFL Division 1 clash at Pairc Ui Rinn.

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Galway impress against the wind to overcome Wexford

Galway advanced to the semi-finals of the Allianz League thanks to an impressive display in the second-half when they were playing against the wind at Pearse Stadium. ...

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Donegal's late burst pushes Cork closer to relegation trapdoor

Donegal’s fourth league win of the spring has kept alive their promotion bid, while, in the process, moving Cork perilously closer to the relegation trapdoor. ...

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The big interview with Darran O’Sullivan: Joining the legends

Things didn’t finish up for Darran O’Sullivan as he would have liked, either with Kerry or when he last played against their opponents tonight, Mayo.

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Páraic Fanning taking a positive approach to big injury list

There’s only one possible starting point in any Waterford hurling conversation this week: Last Sunday’s trick sideline cut, when Waterford were trying ...

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Liam Fennelly and Patrick Holden’s Ballyhale memories: ‘Finbarr’s nearly had a Cork team of their own. But we didn’t mind’

“Whatever it was, I wish we could have bottled it,” Liam Fennelly says.

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Brian Looney wants to rediscover that winning feeling

It isn’t the game itself that Brian Looney remembers most from St Patrick’s weekend two years ago, or the three points from play he kicked, or the medal ...

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Oisin McConville: 'I had no self-awareness, no maturity, no emotions, no feeling'

Former Armagh football star Oisin McConville detailed the impact his gambling addiction had on his playing days for an audience of students last week in Cork, saying ...

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Cork chiefs hear club championship concerns ‘loud and clear’

The message delivered by club players in Cork that they will no longer tolerate anything other than a “properly structured” championship schedule has ...

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Stephen Rochford relishing a return to simpler times

Stephen Rochford’s pathway from Mayo to Donegal wasn’t exactly straightforward.

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All-Star Hughes fears Father Time Monaghan’s chief opponent

Three-time All-Star Nudie Hughes feels age has “crept up on” Monaghan and they need to be starting 21-year-old Stephen O’Hanlon regularly.

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Cork's Harnedy looks set to miss Tipp match

Seamus Harnedy looks set to miss Cork’s Munster SHC opener against Tipp after the Central Competitions Control Committee ruled that the Cork captain will not ...

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Holden hails the impact of King Henry in Ballyhale

Ballyhale Shamrocks weren’t exactly listing dangerously when Henry Shefflin took control of the bridge.

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Crokes selector Vince Casey’s mixed memories of Corofin

Dr Crokes selector Vince Casey has mixed memories of taking on Corofin. As a player, there was the 1992 All-Ireland club semi-final victory over the Galwaymen, a ...

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