The unique Christian message to the power of the GAA that was the John 3:7 sign made famous for over 30 years at stadiums around Ireland had its final day out in Limerick yesterday as Frank Hogan, who married his deep faith with a passion for Gaelic Games, was laid to rest in Mount Saint Lawrence Cemetery.
Wed, 11 Mar, 2020
NATIONALISM allows people to wrap murder in a flag and present it as war in a just cause. And it allows the ideologues of that cause to take history, scrub away the bits that do not fit the new fairytale, and write a version more fitted to their aims.
Fri, 14 Feb, 2020
The GAA’s stadium and commercial director Peter McKenna says the stewarding arrangements in Croke Park tomorrow will take into consideration the possibility of a Dublin five-in-a-row pitch invasion — but he doesn’t expect one to occur.
Fri, 13 Sep, 2019
This is a special week for me. Not because the Premier League has come back to enable the emotionally stunted, and not because Mindhunter Season 2 arrives on Friday, though I will be accepting no attempts at communication this weekend as I cower at the sight of Cameron Britton. Again.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
In late July and on through August, on the biggest days of the GAA calendar — when all other space is filled — the Nally Terrace will be home to the GAA supporters who are unable to get tickets for anywhere else in Croke Park.
Fri, 05 Jul, 2019
When Mike Tyson was asked if he was concerned about the plan that the more strategic Evander Holyfield would bring to their title fight, the champ dismissively replied: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”.
Tue, 04 Sep, 2018
Senior personnel associated with the Cork senior county camogie and men’s football teams have written a letter to the editor of the Irish Examiner praising the decision of the Cork GAA County board to condemn the use of the Confederate flag.
Sat, 19 Aug, 2017
Football and hurling fans have been warned to buy their tickets for the season’s remaining All-Ireland fixtures only from official sources, after the GAA cancelled a number of tickets on secondary selling websites.
Sat, 12 Aug, 2017
A group of Dublin GAA supporters have called on all Dublin GAA fans to boycott "every retail facility inside Croke Park" for next month's All-Ireland quarter-final after they were told by Dublin City Council that they were banned from bringing a giant Dublin flag to Hill 16,
Wed, 26 Jul, 2017
Fri, 16 Sep, 2016
John Martin closes the front door of his uncle Nick Power’s house behind him and makes for the top of Oxmantown road. His instruction, from there, is to turn right onto North Circular Road and head in the direction of the City centre until Croke Park presents itself in the Dublin skyline. Martin, having never been to Croker, hasn’t one iota where he’s going.
Sat, 28 May, 2016
The final stage of the European Tour Q-School tees off at PGA Catalunya on Saturday. Around 25 players will emerge smiling at the end of the six-round ordeal but, for the rest, it’s a picture perfect autumn postcard that hides no end of pain and suffering,
Tue, 10 Nov, 2015
In the stands, on Hill 16 and wherever it was being watched on TV, long before Brian Gavin blew the last whistle, there was a knowing resignation that what we were witnessing was another victorious march towards an All-Ireland final for Kilkenny.
Mon, 10 Aug, 2015