John Fogarty - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

JOHN FOGARTY: We need to talk about GAA volunteerism

Seven months into his role as GPA chief executive, Dermot Earley continues a charm offensive around the counties, writes John Fogarty.

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JOHN FOGARTY: RWC2023 bid raises booze issue for GAA

This Rugby World Cup bid, you know it’s going to happen, right? 

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JOHN FOGARTY: Eclipsed on scores front but Ring is still Ring

Of the many great crimes that befell the last century, Ultravox’s Vienna being kept off the top of the UK single charts by Joe Dolce’s Shaddaup You Face in 1981 stands most unashamedly among them.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Are vulnerable Kilkenny resigned to their fate?

Too many games is never a bad complaint but this past weekend’s inter-county GAA action and affairs takes a lot of digesting.

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Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly watches the Leinster SFC semi-final game against Westmeath from the Hogan Stand last Sunday.

JOHN FOGARTY: Diarmuid Connolly spared the GAA a whole lot of hassle

it might have been Jim Gavin who appeared in front of the media on Sunday but he could have been mistaken for Little Britain’s Vicky Pollard with his “yeah but, no but” defence of Diarmuid Connolly, writes John Fogarty.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Kilkenny haunted by ghosts of the past

In his duties with Sky Sport in Wexford on Saturday, JJ Delaney was operating around the sideline close to Brian Cody. 

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JOHN FOGARTY: Spotlight sharper on officials than Diarmuid Connolly

What does it say when yet again a match official is unable to take matters into his own hands during a game, asks John Fogarty.

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JOHN FOGARTY: Obsession with Mayo is now a sickness

Slamming Mayo is now fashionable and the more outrageous the statement, the better, writes John Fogarty

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JOHN FOGARTY: This is Cork’s famine

That great Al Porter gag about the Irish’s love of euphemisms on The Late, Late Show last year?

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JOHN FOGARTY: The original hurling model still the best

Proposals for home and away championship matches could solve Galway’s difficult Leinster situation, says John Fogarty.

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JOHN FOGARTY: What if New York win?

Picture the scene this Sunday. It’s 4.45pm New York time and David Gough’s whistle confirms the shock. New York have beaten Sligo to confound their 5/1 odds, which would have been much lower, you would imagine, had Jamie Clarke not returned from there to Armagh.

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