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Kingston crowns Laois win with regal hat-trick

2018 continues to be a hugely successful season for Laois football as John Sugrue’s men negotiated their way to a first Leinster semi-finals in nine years. The Midlanders were convincing winners over Westmeath at Bord na Móna O’Connor Park Saturday evening. They were full value

Sugrue happy the monkey is off the Laois back

Laois footballers took a while to get going, but once they did they left Westmeath in their slipstream in Saturday’s Leinster SFC quarter-final at O’Connor Park. Paul Kingston fired home three goals as the O’Moore County eventually ran out 4-12 to 1-3 victors.  Manager John

Down coast to comfortable win over Antrim

      Down coasted through to the Ulster SFC semi-finals with a 1-18 to 0-14 win over Antrim at Pairc Esler. Kevin McKernan’s stoppage time goal sent Down in with a 1-9 to 0-5 interval lead, and Antrim’s fading hopes disappeared when defender Ricky

Resurgent Cork power past Tipp in Thurles

       Luke Connolly scored ten points and Cork advanced to the Munster SFC final after a 1-17 to 0-09 win over Tipperary at Semple Stadium in Thurles. The returning corner-forward was in outstanding form for his side with six first-half points as Colm

Wexford destroy 12-man Offaly in Tullamore rout

      Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford cruised to a big win in Tullamore to maintain an impressive 100 per cent record in the new look Leinster SHC. Fresh from defeating Dublin in their opening game, last year’s Leinster finalists steamrolled the Faithful in front of

Roscommon outclass Leitrim to reach Connacht final

Diarmuid Murtagh and substitute Cathal Cregg shone for the champions as Roscommon claimed a ninth straight championship win over Leitrim to reach a third Connacht final in a row. Leitrim went 40 minutes without scoring after they fired their second point in the ninth minute,

Dubs pick strong team to face Wicklow

Dublin manager Jim Gavin has gone for an experienced side for Sunday’s Leinster Senior Football Championship opener with Wicklow in Portlaoise. Eleven of the team that started last year’s All-Ireland final win over Mayo will line out against the Garden County the provincial quarter-final at Portlaoise

Bohan named as best manager of National League

Dublin’s Mick Bohan has been named as the Lidl/Irish Daily Star Manager of the 2018 Ladies National Football League. Bohan guided the Sky Blues to TG4 All-Ireland senior glory in 2017 during his first year at the helm, when Mayo were defeated in front of

All you need to know about the Ulster SFC q-finals

Throw-in timesDown v Antrim, Páirc Esler, Saturday 26 May, 7pm.Derry v Donegal, Celtic Park, Sunday 27 May, 4pm. OnlineLive blog on RTÉ.ie and the RTÉ News Now App from 6.30pm on Saturday and 3.30pm on Sunday. RadioLive updates on Down v Antrim, Saturday Sport, RTÉ Radio 1, from Sean

All you need to know about the Leinster SFC q-finals

Throw-in timesLaois v Westmeath, Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, Saturday 26 May, 5pmCarlow v Kildare, Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, Sunday 27 May, 2pmLongford v Meath, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Sunday 27 May, 3pmDublin v Wicklow, O’Moore Park, Sunday 27 May, 4pm OnlineLive blog on