Evening top 5: Cork ladies win All-Ireland; Garda pay deal reached

Sunday's top stories so far

Cork are TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football champions for the 11th time in 12 seasons in a game that went right to the wire.

The Rebelettes sealed six-in-a-row with a narrow one-point victory over Dublin in front of a record 34,445 attendance at Croke Park – as Ephie Fitzgerald capped his first year in charge with the ultimate reward.

It’s the third successive year that Cork have seen off the Sky Blues in the Brendan Martin Cup decider and they turned the screw in the second half to get the job done in a low-scoring encounter.


A deal has been struck between the Department of Justice and gardaí as part of a dispute over pay.

It is hoped the agreement will avert the threat of any potential strike action.

In July, the Garda Representative Association (GRA) announced it was withdrawing co-operation from the Department of Justice's 'transformation agenda' as part of its dispute over pay.


Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has reaffirmed Ireland's support to help end the conflict in Syria.

Speaking Saturday at the United Nations General Assembly, Mr Flanagan said: "The horrific human toll of the grinding conflict in Syria mounts daily and many countries in the region and far beyond are grappling with the large-scale displacement of people that this conflict has created.

"Six years into the horrific conflict in Syria, Ireland reaffirms its full support the tireless efforts of the UN Special Envoy, Staffan de Mistura, to bring about an end to the devastating conflict through dialogue and diplomacy."


Paul Kimmage says his relationship with David Walsh is finished, and has questioned his reporting of Team Sky and the controversy surrounding Bradley Wiggins' recent drug scandal.

Walsh, who covered Team Sky's exploits during the 2013 Tour de France in his book, Inside Team Sky, had his article in this week's Sunday Timesscrutinised by Kimmage and Gary O'Toole on Sunday's Off The Ball.

According to Kimmage, the tone and line of questioning present in the piece, in which Walsh claimed Wiggins' 2012 Tour De France victory had been tainted following the recent doping discovery, should have been present while Walsh was covering the race and the team at the time.


The editorial board of The New York Times has endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for President of the United States.

In a sometimes glowing piece, the paper chronicles Clinton's long career in politics and suggests the best argument for Clinton should not be "that she isn't Donald Trump."

The article is aimed at those who are reluctant to vote for a Democrat and highlights Clinton's almost 40 years public service and her position as often the first or only woman in her areas of service.