Thirty-seven thousand feet above the United Kingdom as I flew towards Brussels last Monday morning, I read every word of all six pages in Examiner Sport about the departure of the history-making Dublin manager, Jim Gavin.
Sat, 07 Dec, 2019
Watched by an impressive 8,258 crowd in Austin Stack Park, Dr Crokes were a distant second best and so it will be club championship winners Austin Stacks that represent the county against Nemo Rangers in next Sunday’s provincial semi-final.
Sun, 10 Nov, 2019
Kerry sensation David Clifford lit up Austin Stack Park in this second Garvey’s Kerry SFC quarter-final as East Kerry dominated the opening half against a Dingle side who struggled to deal with the attacking flair and pace of the East Kerry boys.
Sat, 19 Oct, 2019
James Barry revealed that he knew he would not be included in Tipperary’s All-Ireland final team over a week before the game, but instead of wallowing in disappointment, he passed on a few nuggets of full-back advice to help Barry Heffernan and Ronan Maher.
Fri, 23 Aug, 2019
Given last Sunday night’s peculiar but surely forgivable digression by Derek McGrath and Dónal Óg Cusack had half the nation yearning for the return of the plain speaking of Ger Loughnane, it’s worth revisiting what the great Clare man had to say about the weekend’s two victors back in his final summers on our screens.
Wed, 31 Jul, 2019
In early June, I hopped into my car in Tullycrine in west Clare, made the short journey south west to Killimer before boarding the 1pm Shannon Ferry to Tarbert. Kerry were playing Laois in Tralee so going to Austin Stack Park is as handy for me as a trip to the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.
Sat, 06 Jul, 2019
With all new year resolutions parked and maybe some broken at this early stage, I noticed a few sporting suggestions and commitments for the future in the 2019 list of to dos. All positive in presentation and thought, but practical in results?
Wed, 23 Jan, 2019
ALL-Ireland winner and former Kerry selector Diarmuid Murphy admitted Sunday that both Dingle and East Kerry would be “out of their minds” trying to get to a Kerry SFC final - but insisted that the scenes which married the semi final replay between the teams in Tralee had not come from managerial instruction.
Sun, 21 Oct, 2018
Being “thrown in at the deep end” suited Amy O’Connor just fine. Rather than being inhibited by promotion to the Cork team while still a teenager, the St Vincent’s forward flourished with the responsibility placed on her young shoulders.
Fri, 07 Sep, 2018
When Paudie Murray stepped into the role of Cork camogie manager in the winter of 2011, he had his sister Aoife in one ear telling him there were All-Irelands in this group, while in the other he had people outside of the squad remarking that Cork “would be down for 10 to 15 years”.
Thu, 06 Sep, 2018
I got talking to Joe McKenna in the Gaelic Grounds yesterday shortly after the final whistle. Joe was naturally on a high, as was the whole Limerick crowd, a good share of whom were down on the pitch basking in the warm afterglow of such an impressive win, writes
Mon, 21 May, 2018
It is hard to convey to the uninitiated the enormity of loss experienced by Killarney, Irish basketball and even as loud and wide a city as his adopted home of Las Vegas with the passing of the life-force that was Paudie O’Connor.
Thu, 03 May, 2018
The 14-year-old boy who died after suffering a head injury in a schools cup match, in Dingle, in Co Kerry, has been described by the principal of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne as a “gentle, soft-spoken, level-headed boy”.
Tue, 27 Feb, 2018
“I wouldn’t like to count all the All-Ireland medals in this room,” remarked Joan O’Flynn, Camogie Association chief executive, as she began proceedings at a lunch honouring Rena Buckley’s record-breaking career at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday.
Mon, 15 Jan, 2018
Aoife Murray is the new captain of All-Ireland camogie champions Cork, who begin their Littlewoods Ireland League campaign against Galway at Cork Camogie Grounds tomorrow. A sister of manager Paudie and former All-Ireland-winning Rebel hurler Kevin, the 34-year-old Cloughduv goalkeeper is going into her 17th year at senior level and hoping to add to
Sat, 13 Jan, 2018