Paul Galvin relaxes alongside a statue of poet Patrick Kavanagh at the Grand Canal in Dublin. "I have a fascination with words," Galvin says.  Picture: Billy Stickland

The final word on Paul Galvin

He’s always backed himself. So when it came to telling his colourful life and football story, the only person he’d trust to put proper context on all those raucous and riotous moments was his own hand. Galvin In His Own Words. It has bestseller written all over it This story is enriched with multi-media content

New Donegal manager Rory Gallagher and predecessor Jim McGuinness. Picture: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

New Donegal boss Gallagher salutes McGuinness

Newly-appointed Donegal manager Rory Gallagher last night expressed his gratitude to predecessor Jim McGuinness.

Aidan Walsh: Put inter-county football career on hold this week

Modern-day intensity means game is up for dual players

Aidan Walsh isn’t the first Cork player to make a big decision about his future. A few years back one of his dual predecessors in red and white also had to make a call.

Wexford footballer Mary Rose Kelly, who was yesterday named  Croke Park Hotel Player of the Month for September. Picture:  Pat Murphy /Sportsfile

Walsh fears for games schedule

One of the first proponents of bringing All-Ireland finals forward has reservations about the practicality of completing the club season in the calendar year.

Austin Stacks supporters cheer on their side against  Mid Kerry  in the Kerry SFC final last weekend. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

Stacks are driven men

Austin Stacks v Mid Kerry
"Sick to the back teeth of Crokes".

Larry Kavanagh: Looking to end the year on a high.

Nemo going with young guns

As in so many other years, Nemo Rangers were lining out on the day of the Cork senior football championship final.

Henry Shefflin joins four-year-old Kilkenny triplets Isabelle, Charley and Abigail Tynan at Nowlan Park, to launch the Friends of The Coombe 2015 charity calendar. Picture:  Finbarr O'Rourke

Sars’ stars to swing it

Thurles Sarsfields v Loughmore Castleiney
To discuss tomorrow’s Tipperary county final, who better than a man who knows both teams inside out?


McGill: No decision on August All-Ireland finals before 2015

Playing the All-Ireland senior and minor finals in August will be discussed at tomorrow’s Central Council meeting as a potential approach to condensing the club championships into the calendar year.


Dual star Walsh opts for hurling with Cork

Cork football boss Brian Cuthbert is "disappointed" dual player Aidan Walsh has opted to play hurling only in 2015, but the manager has an eye on another dual talent, Alan Cadogan, who starred for the hurlers this year.


Naomh Conaill now pondering taking their appeal to the Ulster Hearings Committee

Naomh Conaill may appeal their defeat by Glenswilly in the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Donegal SFC semi-final to the Ulster Hearings Committee.


Tierney: Criticism after O’Donoghue mauling stung

Tyrone defender Barry Tierney has revealed he was taken aback by the fierce criticism he endured after a three-goal mauling by Kerry star James O’Donoghue.


Backroom role with Meath for McDonagh

Irish long jump record holder and leading therapist, Ciarán McDonagh, has been added to the Meath football backroom team and will start his role this weekend.


League could be stepping stone for Ballymartle

While no club sets out at the start of the year with the expressed aim of winning the league, it’s not the worst of consolation prizes.


Daly’s ‘hurling wastelands’ claim rejected

Dublin vice-chairman and county coaching officer Sean Shanley has rejected Anthony Daly’s claims that "hurling wastelands" in the capital are being neglected.


Thrill of Munster final victory hard to beat for Prendergast

THIS was the company he kept.


Tipperary board give Ryan go-ahead to be next hurling boss

The Tipperary senior hurling team will have a new manager in 2016 after Michael Ryan was formally ratified at last night’s County Board meeting in Thurles to succeed Eamonn O’Shea.


Donegal final in limbo as CCC discuss Naomh Conaill appeal

The RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Donegal SFC was in a state of limbo last night as an appeal by Naomh Conaill into the result of Sunday’s semi-final was being discussed by the Competitions’ Control Committee.

Anthony Daly

Daly hits back at ‘manufactured hurlers’ barb

Former Dublin manager Anthony Daly has rejected criticism of his former players as being "manufactured hurlers" as well as Ger Loughnane’s and Donal Óg Cusack’s stance on the dual player dilemma.


Departing coach Kingston says Cork can be tops

Outgoing Cork hurling coach Kieran Kingston is convinced the current crop of players can win an All-Ireland title.

TJ Ryan

JP’s Cheltenham treat for Treaty hurlers

Limerick’s senior hurlers will enjoy a trip to Cheltenham next month, courtesy of team sponsor JP McManus.


Tipp county board criticised for ‘making a bags’ of fixture list

Former Munster and Tipperary chairman Sean Fogarty has criticised the county board for "making a bags" of their fixture list after they conceded another provincial club fixture.

READY FOR IT: Ireland captain Michael Murphy and manager Paul Earley in Croke Park yesterday for the GAA Go International Rules Series press conference. Ireland face Australia in Perth on Nov 22.

Murphy facing another possible club versus country clash

Ireland International Rules captain Michael Murphy said it would be wrong of him to consider a club versus country clash ahead of Glenswilly’s Donegal final against St Eunan’s on Sunday.

Ger Brennan

No looking back as Brennan switches focus to Vincent’s

Ger Brennan has seen his stock rise since missing out on Dublin’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat by Donegal, but it’s not something that sits comfortably with him, that just because he was absent through injury on that forgettable day means he has become a better player.