Noel O’Donoghue, from the Cuala club in Dublin, enjoyed a stellar refereeing career that spanned over 30 years, taking charge of the 1980 and 1982 All-Ireland SHC finals in that time. Today, the 76-year-old will operate the HawkEye score detection technology when Tipperary and Kilkenny lock horns at GAA HQ...
Sun, 04 Sep, 2016
Veteran Limerick rugby broadcaster Len Dineen will embark on a contrasting double assignment on this evening when he contends with the raucous roar of Thomond Park followed by the serene sounds of Perry Como during a marathon stint at the microphone.
Sat, 06 Dec, 2014
Kauto Star has now been reduced to a ceremonial role in the William Hill King George VI Chase, but his first appearance at Kempton in retirement yesterday coincided with the most gripping finish since the era before the five-timer winner as his old foe Long Run claimed a dramatic second victory.
Thu, 27 Dec, 2012
LESS STYLISH than Raging Bull, less euphoric than the Rocky films, The Fighter (US/15A/115 mins) is a boxing movie made in the image of its hero, ‘Irish’ Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), a solid but unspectacular Irish-American scrapper who slugged his way to a shot at the world title in the mid-’90s.
Sat, 05 Feb, 2011
WHATEVER happened to Johnny Giles? It might seem like a daft question to ask about one of the best-known people in Ireland, a man whose analysis of football, in the press and on television, is seen to carry the clout of papal infallibility, and whose own long and illustrious career as a player and manager was fittingly recognised in Dublin last night with his induction into the RTÉ/Irish Sports Council Hall of Fame.
Sat, 22 Dec, 2007