Big football ties in Connacht and Leinster

Barring a draw, the first of this year's provincial senior club football champions will be crowned in Castlebar this afternoon.

Curran: Frankie was the best I've played with

Frankie Dolan was the best player Shane Curran lined out alongside during his long and eventful football career.

Will it be Kilmallock's third or Cratloe's first?

The Munster club SHC final between Kilmallock and Cratloe takes place at the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon.

Luke knows all about Rhode

Moorefield manager Luke Dempsey's knowledge of Rhode could have a crucial bearing on today's Leinster club SFC semi-final at O'Connor Park.

IRS: Ireland left to rue slow start

Ireland will return home from Australia this week empty handed after falling to a 10-point defeat to the hosts in Patersons Stadium, Perth this morning.

Walsh willing to roll up his sleeves

Tommy Walsh will return home to Kerry next month after five years 'Down Under' and he can't wait to rekindle his gaelic football career.

Aussie coach will 'cherish' unique experience

Australian manager Alastair Clarkson has given his backing to the idea of taking the International Rules series to America.

Earley upbeat despite defeat

Ireland manager Paul Earley took his hat off to Australia, saying his side struggled to cope with the accuracy and movement of their professional opponents in today's IRS test.

Twitter: McKeever's omission a big talking point

Benny Coulter and Steven McDonnell questioned Paul Earley's decision to leave Armagh's Ciaran McKeever out of his squad for the IRS.

"Australia deserved their win"

Ireland captain Michael Murphy admitted they left themselves with too big a mountain to climb against Australia at the midway point of this morning's International Rules test in Perth.

Team news: Morgan and O'Neill left out

Niall Morgan (Tyrone) and Padaig O'Neill (Kildare) have failed to make manager Paul Earley's 23 for today's International Rules test against Australia.

Good luck Ireland!

This year's International Rules test against Australia is due to get underway in just under an hour in front of a full house in Perth (9.45am) and the Irish team has been sent lots of good luck messages via Twitter.

Video: the funniest hurling goalkeeper's mistake of 2014

If you want to see how not to practice the art of goalkeeping in hurling, then this video has it all.

There's a 'schemozzle' on 'The Apprentice'

Comedian Dara Ó Briain used one of Micheal O'Hehir's favourite words on BBC TV this week.

Shinty-Hurling Internationals in Edenderry this Saturday

Edenderry GAA is ready to play host to two historic International games this Saturday, as Shinty-Hurling/Camogie is set to take place at the Offaly venue for the first time, with the Scottish Universities Shinty teams facing local opposition.