The trailer for ‘Rebellion’ screened at the launch of RTÉ’s Easter Rising commemoration programming revealed an authentic-looking class period drama.

Given the breadth and volume of television programmes being made by RTÉ to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising – and because there are only so many hou(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness and Michael Murphy celebrate after the GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final in 2012. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

I remember falling out of the Abbey Hotel bar in Donegal town towards dawn at the end of a long night in 1992 in the company of a college girlfriend, (...)

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness celebrates victory over Tyrone in 2013 with his selector Rory Gallagher. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has taken issue with the statement by his successor and former All-Ireland-winning selector Rory Gallagher that(...)

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 21/9/2014Donegal vs KerryDonegal’s manager Jim McGuinnessMandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It was near four in the morning when he got back to Glasgow after Celtic’s trip to Norway for their Europa League game with Molde, and then there w(...)

Australia’s Jobe Watson and Nick Riewoldt with Ireland’s Aidan Walsh and Seán Cavanagh in action in Perth last year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Bernard Brogan would absolutely love to play a championship match outside of Croke Park. It might get some of those critics off his back who say Dubl(...)

The grounded Leo McLoone of Naomh Conaill is crowded by St Eunan’s players during the 2012 Donegal football final in Ballybofey. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho.

Football seasons can play tricks with time. When Naomh Conaill won their first Donegal senior title in 2005, Martin Regan had just returned from a (...)

A teacher by  profession, Brian Cody had no track record of success at club level when offered the Kilkenny job 17 years ago. Photograph: Damien Eagers/Sportsfile

The agonies of management were well summed up by a very experienced practitioner, who had known All-Ireland success as well as tougher times. He descr(...)

 Japan:  Their reward was a game four days later versus an tier 1 side. Picture: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Sometimes sport is hard to like. Take Japan’s performance against 500/1-on match favourites South Africa in the Rugby World Cup. On a heart-thumping (...)

Dublin and Kerry: since 1928 Sam Maguire has gone to Kerry 30 times but to Dublin only 10 times. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The hierarchies in football and hurling differ. Throughout the history of the small ball game, Cork, Tipperary and Kilkenny have pushed ahead like (...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte is up against the fourth All-Ireland-winning Kerry manager of his long management career. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This eagerly awaited encounter is dominated by the presence of Mickey Harte. The Tyrone manager is three from four in championship matches against (...)