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Dublin: 15 °C Monday 22 September, 2014

Yesterday’s News

From Dublin footballer Jonny Cooper thanks supporters after being stabbed in Dublin Stabbing

Dublin footballer Jonny Cooper thanks supporters after being stabbed in Dublin

The 24-year-old said he was ‘humbled’ by the support he had received after the assault.

6 questions:’s writers preview the All-Ireland football final GAA

6 questions:’s writers preview the All-Ireland football final

McGuinness or Fitzmaurice, who are the key men and who will be taking Sam home tonight.

Ryan McHugh: Donegal’s baby-faced assassin adding to the family legacy

Younger McHugh brother has “an uncanny knack of being in the right place at the right time.”

It’s Sunday, so here are 10 of our favourite images from the past 7 days

Marmion’s ecstasy, Madigan’s despair and Keith Fahey’s celebration face.


The Dublin Dons, randomness in sport and Ray Rice: lt’s the week’s best sportswriting

We’ve also got Shavarsh Karapetyan’s incredible story and an incredible feat in chess.

Poll: Kerry or Donegal – Who will win today’s All-Ireland football final? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Kerry or Donegal – Who will win today’s All-Ireland football final?

Is Sam heading back to the Kingdom again or will they be partying in the hills of Donegal? Vote here.

The numbers game: What you need to know ahead of today’s All-Ireland final

We crunch the numbers ahead of today’s senior final between Kerry and Donegal.

Saturday 20 September, 2014

Holohan the driving force as Drogs down Sligo

A goal in each half gave Drogheda an easy win in Sligo.

8-in-a-row still on for Portlaoise after mammoth second half comeback

Graiguecullen and Arles-Kileen also booked their place in the final four today.

Confirmed – Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes set for Mayo senior football job GAA

Confirmed – Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes set for Mayo senior football job

Connelly and Holmes form the managerial ticket which will replace outgoing boss James Horan

28 of the best pictures from Donegal’s 2014 season so far

We document their progression from the opening round of the McKenna Cup to the shock All-Ireland semi-final win over Dublin.


Ahane set up semi-final date with Na Piarsaigh in Limerick SHC

Kilmallock also booked their place in the last four today.

Powerful Galwegians get try bonus point in Shannon

Elsewhere, Ballymena and UL Bohemians picked up impressive road wins.

30 of the best pictures from Kerry’s 2014 campaign

From James O’Donoghue playing hurling to Gooch togging out, we have a look at the best pictures of the season so far.

Ruthless Sarsfields make a point in Kildare SFC quarters

2012 champions impress as they bid to regain their county crown.

Lansdowne snatch road win while ‘nure take local bragging rights

Elsewhere, Ballynahinch and Young Munster recorded their first wins of the season.

Kenny has the last laugh as Dundalk beat Hoops to EA Sports Cup

Two goals from Dane Massey and another from Pat Hoban gave Dundalk a 3-2 win against Shamrock Rovers.

Early West Ham blitz helps down Liverpool

Two early goals set West Ham up for victory.

Lowry two behind Luiten going into Welsh Open final day

Lowry carded a three under par 68 to leave him on 12 under.

St Gall’s win sixth FBD Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland football 7s title

The Antrim side claimed the title in an All-Ulster final.

The long road home: one fan’s 10,000-mile pilgrimage from Australia to Croke Park

Conor Quinn emigrated to Australia in 2010 – but there was no way he was missing tomorrow’s All-Ireland football final.

Ballymun and Ballyboden safely into the Dublin SFC quarter-finals

The draw was also made tonight for the last eight games which will take place the weekend after next.

Faithleach’s and Gaels complete the final four line-up in Roscommon

Kiltoom and Strokestown hosted this afternoon’s Roscommon SFC quarter-final replays.

5 in-a-row champions Oulart-The-Ballagh dumped out of the Wexford SHC

Four teams booked their place in the Wexford SHC semi-finals.

From Celebrating a sister: ‘It’s about remembering what she was good at – not her death’ Cancer

West Ham were 2-0 up against Liverpool after just seven minutes

The Hammers went on to win 3-1 at Upton Park this evening.

Supersub Cisse spares Pardew, Wanyama downs 10-man Swansea

Newcastle move off the bottom of the Premier League table — for now at least.

Instrumental Özil and Welbeck respond to critics in victory over Villa

Arsenal were 3-0 winners at Villa Park with the much-maligned pair both on target.

Deportivo 2-8 Real Madrid: Ronaldo, Bale, Chicharito and James run riot in Spain

Result equals Real’s biggest ever away win in La Liga.

As it happened: West Ham vs Liverpool, Premier League

As it happened: West Ham vs Liverpool, Premier League

Two early goals put West Ham on the way to a 3-1 win.

Nikica Jelavic tried to get Alan Pardew sacked with a scissors kick

Supersub Cisse saves a point for Pardew’s Newcastle with second-half brace.

FBD Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland football sevens to have an All-Ulster final

St. Galls and Errigal Ciaran will fight it out for the title.

James Rodriguez’s first La Liga goal was a 20-yard smasher

James gets in on the act as Madrid stuff Depor 8-2.

Mesut Ozil was both scorer and provider at Villa Park today

The heavily criticised Mesut Ozil opened the scoring in Arsenal’s 3-0 win.

Another injury blow for Ulster as Tuohy set to miss up to 12 weeks

The second row suffered an arm injury during Ulster’s win in Cardiff last night

Toye and McBrearty in to start for Donegal in the All-Ireland SFC final

McGuinness has made two changes from the side who started the win over Dublin.

Kranjcar shows why he’s ‘Arry’s favourite player with late equaliser for Rs

Goals from Mame Diouf and Peter Crouch had handed Stoke a 2-1 lead before the 88th-minute free-kick.

So, Emile Heskey actually can hit a cow’s arse with a banjo…..

The striker clobbered a ‘cow’ in the rear with the musical instrument.

Danny Higginbotham tells a tale about one of Roy Keane’s rants

The former Sunderland defender wasn’t a fan of Keane’s management style, it seems.

Tubes asks Ashley Young about the time a bird pooed in his mouth

Sure thing Ashley, we believe you…