One evening a couple of years back, Christy Dixon was listening to Clare FM from his home in Dublin when Joan Hanrahan played a slow-air track, ‘An Fhuinseogigín Rua’, on her show The West Wind. Dixon had learned the song going to school in Mullagh in west Clare but the memory was even more poignant because it reminded him of his time playing music with the famed Willie Clancy.
Sat, 19 Oct, 2019
A hundred years to the day that Patrick Pearse stepped on to O’Connell Street and proclaimed an Irish Republic, the GAA will hold its extravagant commemoration of the most seminal moment in modern Irish history.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2016
Thu, 03 Mar, 2016
Field of Dreams was on TV last week. Too difficult to believe, too impossible to love, it had us thinking not about Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Casement Park or a new Leinster venue close to the M50 – “build it and they will come” – but just how precious hurling is to a lot of us as baseball is to people here in America.
Tue, 15 Dec, 2015
Tony Reddin, who died on Sunday aged 95, was a Galway native who established a reputation with Tipperary as a legendary hurling goalkeeper, whose brilliance was recognised in his selection in the GAA’s ‘Team of the Century’ and then in the ‘Team of the Millennium.’
Tue, 03 Mar, 2015
Kilburn Gaels (London) 0-11 Cappataggle (Galway) 0-10: AIB All-Ireland Club IHC semi-final: Kilburn Gaels remain in the hunt to become only the second London team to win the All-Ireland Club IHC crown after beating Cappataggle at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday.
Mon, 26 Jan, 2015
IT was GK Chesterton who said about the Irish that "the great Gaels of Ireland, Are the men that God made mad, For all their wars are merry, And all their songs are sad". I don’t know about the wars, but the mournfulness of the songs is the reason I’ve never been a huge fan of Irish traditional music, if the truth be told.
Tue, 08 Jul, 2014