A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
It almost isn’t fair.
Wed, 13 Nov, 2019
He now resides forever in the GAA Hall of Fame but Larry Tompkins came close to obscurity.
Sat, 26 Oct, 2019
It was natural that of all the previous All-Ireland finals that last Sunday’s conjured comparisons with, 1982 was the easiest from the archive to reach for, but for long periods, it felt an awful lot like 2011 to us.
Wed, 04 Sep, 2019
Conor Murray’s name would be among the first on most people’s Ireland World Cup squad but memories of his own ascent to the 2011 tournament are keeping the scrum-half on his toes during the team’s training camps.
Sat, 13 Jul, 2019
Mick O'Flynn is a Cork man, a Nemo Rangers clubman, who became the most influential non-native on Kilkenny's hurling prospects.
Sat, 13 Jul, 2019
Billy Holland will make his 200th appearance for Munster when he lines out against Connacht in Saturday’s crucial Guinness PRO14 game at the Galway Sportsground.
Wed, 02 Jan, 2019
There’s still a few days to be crossed off the calendar but we’ll go out on a limb here and suggest that the first September in living memory without a pair of All-Ireland men’s senior finals at its core will come and go without the sky falling in and the very fabric of the GAA having been ripped asunder.
Fri, 28 Sep, 2018
Dublin forward Paul Mannion has revealed he laughs at claims their spectacular success this decade is down to money.
Wed, 26 Sep, 2018
Long before its conclusion, the 2018 football championship had assumed all the air and feel of a national league coming to its customary mild conclusion. Yeah, yeah ,yeah, yeah, OK, so such-and-such won it, fair play to them, but cut to the chase — how will they get on in the forthcoming championship?
Wed, 05 Sep, 2018
Mon, 06 Aug, 2018
Fergal Byron was a grown man of 21, and on the brink of a 10-year senior football career that would earn him a Leinster medal and an All-Star, when Laois first served notice of an upturn in fortunes with an All-Ireland minor title in 1996.
Fri, 08 Jun, 2018
Former Irish rugby and Lions team doctor Eanna Falvey tells a great story about how Joe Schmidt’s attitude is reflected in his players.
Thu, 31 May, 2018
John Sugrue would have had his finger on the pulse in Laois long before becoming the county’s senior football manager.
Sat, 12 May, 2018
Wicklow manager John Evans is holding out hope he may be asked to be part of a Kerry senior management team in the future.
Fri, 04 May, 2018
Just when it seemed hurling was entering a post-Kilkenny-Tipp era, the first national final of the year is… Kilkenny-Tipp. It’s something to relish, writes .
Wed, 04 Apr, 2018
Traffic aside, it’s a straightforward spin from Portlaoise to Croke Park.
Sat, 31 Mar, 2018
A bronze statue stands to Mick O’Dwyer in his native Waterville in south Kerry. Earlier this year RTÉ aired a documentary on his life. And now the famous football manager will be honoured with a civic reception by councillors and officials in Tralee.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2018
on the takeaways from the opening weekend of league action.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018
I was driving home from an underage coaching day in Kilmacud Crokes in Dublin last Saturday when a friend texted me. “Some Walsh Cup final in Nowlan Park,” he said. “It sounds like an epic.”
Sat, 27 Jan, 2018
At yesterday’s Allianz Football League launch, Kerry selector Mikey Sheehy sat down to discuss the county’s dismal All-Ireland semi-final replay defeat to Mayo last year and his hopes for the
Wed, 17 Jan, 2018
You watched the Mick O’Dwyer documentary. Of course you watched it. The entire country did and fell in love with Micko all over again.
Mon, 15 Jan, 2018
Mick O’Dwyer admits that Kerry’s last-gasp, 1982 All-Ireland final defeat to Offaly still haunts him and he contemplates the setback at least once a week.
Thu, 04 Jan, 2018
As the familiar scene played out – Stephen Cluxton and the Dubs going up the steps of the Hogan Stand while below on the field Mayo men gazed disbelievingly once again into the distance – neutrals above in the press box struggled to catch their breath and process just what they had witnessed.
Mon, 18 Sep, 2017
Thu, 07 Sep, 2017
This September, Stephen Cluxton will aim to become only the second man in GAA history to lift the Sam Maguire Cup on three consecutive occasions, the first being Wexford football captain Seán O’Kennedy between 1915 and ’17.
Fri, 19 May, 2017
Thu, 02 Feb, 2017
Fri, 02 Sep, 2016
“ . . . one vast impacted havoc which the years accrete And slowly heave up, fused and wrecked . . .” Maybe we should get Stephen Edgar to write about Cork hurling, though the first thing to realise about Cork hurling is that the whole problem can’t be taken in at one glance.
Mon, 11 Jul, 2016
Strapping Meath defender Mickey Burke reckons he was “made out to be the baddie”’ after the biting saga that followed the Royals’ last clash with Dublin.
Thu, 23 Jun, 2016
Once he was on Jim McGuinness’s wedding invite list. Now he’s on Jim’s blacklist. And his own club’s list of suspended members.
Sun, 05 Jun, 2016
Ray Cosgrove is a busy man, though not as busy as he should be.
Sat, 14 May, 2016
Last Saturday evening when Gary Brennan stood on the steps of the Hogan Stand, it served as a reminder of another fact of the county he represents so well.
Mon, 25 Apr, 2016
Sat, 09 Apr, 2016
CJ Stander admitted he had experienced his worst moments in a Munster jersey following their embarrassing defeat to Stade Francais and said the players had to stand up and take more responsibility.
Mon, 11 Jan, 2016
Fri, 06 Nov, 2015
False modesty may be something Jim Gavin can occasionally leave himself open to being accused of, but no such thing is at play when he insists that Kevin Heffernan’s team of the 70s will always hold pride of place in the Dublin football pantheon.
Tue, 22 Sep, 2015
In an industry struggling to reinvent itself, the freelance photographer gets squeezed more than most. All the more so, when it’s a sports-specific effort, like Healy Racing in Listowel. As the local September festival kicks off this weekend, Pat Healy reflects on the trade, characters, and moments he’ll remember — and the ones he can’t forget.
Sat, 12 Sep, 2015
The great irony about Charlie Chaplin’s long association with Waterville was it might never have happened in the first place.
Fri, 21 Aug, 2015
Meath’s Andrew Tormey has called on clubs to back manager Mick O’Dowd at Monday’s crucial county board meeting and not to allow history repeat itself.
Fri, 07 Aug, 2015
Karl O’Dwyer still has the letter from Páidí Ó Sé congratulating him on his 1998 All- Star.
Sun, 02 Aug, 2015
Watching the football over the weekend, the old Depeche Mode song and lyric kept making its way into the jukebox in our head: "It’s just a Question of Time." It started in Killarney, with...
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
It was a gentleman by the name of HL Mencken, a 20th century American journalist, satirist and commentator known as ‘The Sage of Baltimore’, who once declared that he hated all sports “as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense”.
Sat, 20 Jun, 2015