Galway’s Cathal Mannion and Wexford’s Conor McDonald with former Cork goalkeeper Ger Cunningham at the launch of the Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U-21 hurling semi-finals at Clanna Gael Fontennoy GAA club in Ringsend, Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ger Cunningham feels it’s a bit early within 48 hours of Cork’s great hurling disaster to sift through the wreckage. The former county goalkeeper was (...)

Wexford’s manager Liam Dunne can only look on as his side are overwhelmed by Limerick in the All-Ireland SHC Quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sometimes you live and learn but most of the time you suffer the same cruel demise over and over. Wexford were, momentarily, back among the elite but (...)

A section of the crowd at Cork versus Kerry in the 1976 Munster football final.

It could only have been conceived in Cork and in the decades since it has come to embody all of the charms and peculiarities of that county. The ov(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning scores a late penalty during last Sunday’s exciting Leinster senior hurling semi-final against Kilkenny at O’Connor Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

‘The game that keeps on giving,” Dónal Óg Cusack enthused on The Sunday Game after the frenetic finish to last Sunday’s rollercoaster ride that was th(...)

“Referee! Despite that crucial decision going against my team, I just want you to know you’re doing a particularly excellent job this afternoon.”

With the recent advent of Sky Sports covering GAA matches, we’ve noticed (even more) puzzlement with some refereeing decisions. The problem is many(...)

“Referee! Despite that crucial decision going against my team, I just want you to know you’re doing a particularly excellent job this afternoon.”

With the recent advent of Sky Sports covering GAA matches, we’ve noticed (even more) puzzlement with some refereeing decisions. The problem is many(...)

In the Munster Hurling Final of June 2004 Waterford’s John Mullane is restrained by Cork’s Seán Óg Ó’hAilpín after striking Brian Murphy. Photograph:Patrick Bolger/Inpho

On Sunday Cork and Waterford renew a rivalry that has provided some fantastic games since the beginning of this century.I was involved in some of thos(...)

Dublin players celebrate their National Football League Division One final victory over Derry at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho.

Forty years ago Kevin Heffernan’s Dublin team began the process of opening up the capital city – and more specifically its previously uninteres(...)

Niall Quinn: It was, a game that toughened me up.”

It’s easy to get confused. Take the contestant on ITV’s The Chase , as heard by a (...)

Mad Men: the TV series has featured work by the wonderful American poet Frank O’Hara

Is this the consequence of an overly optimistic disposition or is poetry everywhere in recent times? Devotees of B(...)