O'Leary joins the backroom team in Louth
FORMER Dublin All-Ireland-winning captain John O'Leary has been added to Peter Fitzpatrick's backroom team in Louth.
O'Leary, who lifted the Sam Maguire Cup in 1995, will team up with Donegal's 1992 All-Ireland-winning coach, Brian McEniff, who became a Louth selector this year after being used as an adviser last season.
O'Leary will be used as a goalkeeping and backs coach as Louth look to consolidate their position in Division Two ahead of the championship.
Dubs-Kildare O'Byrne semi will be on TG4
DUBLIN'S Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup semi-final clash with Kildare will be televised on TG4 this Sunday.
Pat Gilroy's All-Ireland champions and Kieran McGeeney's impressive Kildare outfit have breezed into the semi-final of the competition for this eagerly awaited early-season clash.
There had been concerns over the 6,500 capacity at Newbridge but it has been deemed fit to host the game.
Curran named as Tipperary's next captain
TIPPERARY hurling full-back Paul Curran has been named the captain of the 2010 All-Ireland champions for the coming year.
The primary school teacher from the Mullinahone club made his senior debut with the Premier County in 2002 and was nominated for All-Stars for the past three years winning the coveted number 3 shirt in 2010 and 2011.
Thurles Sarsfields Padraic Maher will be vice-captain for the remainder of the year.
The 23-year-old captained Tipperary to Munster and All-Ireland Under-21 honours in 2010. He has also won All-Ireland Minor Hurling medals in 2006 and 2007.
Maher has become one of the brightest talents in inter-county hurling since his debut in the 2009 National League.