Cappataggle’s Michael Broderick breaking away from Craughwell's Fergal Healy during Sunday's senior hurling championship clash at Kenny Park. Photos: Enda Noone.

Larkin saves Craughwell with dramatic late equalising goal

Cappataggle 5-10 Craughwell 1-22 THE old adage will have to be changed . . . goals win matches, except when you draw! A dramatic injury time goal from substitute Cian Larkin salvaged a draw for 2015...
Dublin Con O'Callaghan breaking past Mayo's Colm Boyle on his way to scoring a second minute goal in Sunday's All-Ireland football final at Croke Park.

Croke Park heartbreak for heroic men from the West

IN the end, it was heart-rending. Two seats away from me in the upper deck of the Cusack Stand, shortly after 5.05pm on Sunday, a warm-hearted woman who would have entered this world around...
Jockey Davy Russell drives out Balko Des Flos to win Galway Plate at this year's summer festival. Racing returns to Ballybrit next Monday and Tuesday.

October meeting to become three-day festival in 2018 after Galway gets extra fixture

AHEAD of next week’s two-day September meeting at Ballybrit, comes the news that Galway racecourse will be staging two big festivals in 2018. The week-long summer meeting will again dominate the racing programme at Ballybrit...
Maolra Mac Donnacha of Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir breaking away from Annaghdown's Joseph Kerin during Sunday's senior football quarter-final at Pease Stadium.

Champions power on as Monivea / Abbey stun Tuam Stars in quarter finals

CAN anyone beat Corofin? It’s a question that has been asked regularly over the past handful of seasons, and it was posed again this week after the county champions powered their way into the...
The versatile Kevin McLoughlin, one of the key players on the Mayo team chasing long-awaited All-Ireland final glory against Dublin at Croke Park on Sunday.

Expect Mayo to have a right cut in one almighty struggle

APART from those residing in the ‘Inner Pale’, there’s a yearning across the land for Mayo to at last call time on their 66-year wait for a fourth All-Ireland football title, while within the...
Connacht's Matt Healy is tackled by Southern Kings' Yaw Penxe during Saturday's Guinness PRO14 tie at the Sportsground. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Connacht back in groove with easy win over South Africans

Connacht 32  Southern Kings 10 THE result was expected and it was delivered with relatively little fuss on Saturday. The new South African sides are not ready for this competition and might not be ready for...


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