Power broker: Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall

Pare it back and it’s the oldest story of all: power, loyalty and betrayal, the rise of a man from humble beginnings to the top table. Charlie, obviou(...)

Cork footballer Valerie Murphy speaking at the launch of the Women’s Gaelic Players’ Association in Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

For nine-time All-Ireland football winner Valerie Mulcahy, the establishment of a Women’s Gaelic Players’ Association (WGPA) marks another small step(...)

Donal Óg Cusack: For Coming Out Of The Curve, the documentary he has made for RTÉ, he spent a year travelling to different parts of the world to feel his way around what it is to be gay. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donal Óg Cusack chooses his words like they’re the last he’ll ever say. We’re sitting in the lobby of the Croke Park Hotel and he’s inching his way th(...)

St. Vincent’s players celebrate after the 2014 All-Ireland club football final - the current proposals are looking for the club championships to be condensed into the calender year.  Photograph:Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The ongoing dismay at the current GAA calendar may be resolved by March when Central Council are likely to decide upon the proposals made by the GAA w(...)

Ireland’s most borrowed: Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, now also a hit film with  Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck

What do a disappearing wife, the driver theory test and a lot of wimpy kids have in common? They are among the subjects covered by Ireland’s most b(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic  fans celebrate their side’s second goal against Derry City in the FAI Cup final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

If St Pat’s were awarded a euro for every time their FAI Cup drought was mentioned in the last week, they’d have Messi, Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo up fro(...)

Donal Óg Cusack:  “We represent intercounty players. We never, ever claimed to represent club players.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Funny how times change and roles are, seemingly, reversed. Donal Óg Cusack, to so many who witnessed Cork scale hurling’s Everest on three occasion fr(...)

Ballygunner’s Shane O’Sullivan in action against Cratloe (Co Clare) during last weekend’s AIB Munster club hurling quarter-final at Walsh Park, Waterford. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Central Council will this weekend consider a proposal to condense the football and hurling club competitions into the same year, starting in 2016. Th(...)

GAA Hurling All Ireland Senior Championship Final Replay, Croke Park, Dublin 27/9/2014Kilkenny vs TipperaryTipperaryÕs Seamus Callanan collides with goalkeeper Eoin Murphy of KilkennyMandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Despite missing their date in the upcoming Munster club football championship, Tipperary are still in favour of completing the national competition w(...)

 Kilkenny captain Lester Ryan lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the All-Ireland hurling final replay win over Tipperary at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ken Dryden’s The Game is one of the great sports autobiographies of all time. Dryden was goalkeeper for the Montreal Canadiens, a team that dominated (...)