County Final Round-Up


With inter county matters done and dusted for another year, the County Championships take centre stage, as teams vie for bragging rights within their own borders. Here Is John Ivory with a roundup of the recent County Finals from around the Country.

Concussion; who calls the shots?


Thibaut Courtois lays outstretched and lifeless on the Stamford Bridge turf. Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez pats the Belgian with concern after the two collided in the Chelsea penalty area.

Football All-Stars 2014


Goalkeeper: Paul Durcan – Donegal Durcan had another very impressive year in goals for Donegal.

Hurling All-Stars 2014


Goalkeeper: Darren Gleeson – Tipperary Gleeson’s puck-outs were a weapon in their own right.

Conor McGregor; Believe the hype!


Conor McGregor has at last proven his worth against a world-class opponent in the octagon, writes Jack Leahy. The young Irishman’s doubters have been silenced after an explosive victory against the number five-ranked featherweight in the world, Dustin Poirier.

The 2014 All-Ireland Hurling Final Replay


Last Saturday evening saw Kilkenny and Brian Cody claim another All-Ireland title. Their harassing and tormenting of Tipperary saw them eke out a three point victory in an enthralling All-Ireland Final replay. How would the replay live up to the drawn game, which was dubbed the greatest game of all time? As it turned out, […]

November a useful learning curve for Schmidt


They were oh so close. This present crop of Irish rugby players has given the people of Ireland a lot to be proud of, and they did so again in the final November International against the almighty All Blacks. Ireland may have walked away without a historic win, but had the Autumn series finished after […]

Dublin Capture 24th Title


It was a disappointing day for Mayo fans yesterday. Michael Farrell reports…

Three All-Ireland’s in One month? Clarely no problem!

Croke Park

By Niamh Prendergast It’s the first Sunday of September, where else would you rather be? Croke park, Hogan stand, Section 331, Row G, Seat 14. Surely, nowhere else, or perhaps the hill? But, only one other place in the whole world may measure, and that is, of course, on the famous pitch itself. For some […]

Carter knocks out Higgins on day of shocks in Galway

John Higgins

The PTC Snooker Grand Final is well underway in NUI Galway. Martin O’Donoghue reports on a match between John Higgins and Ali Carter…