Tyrone’s Justin McMahon and Peter Harte get up close and personal with Donegal’s Michael Murphy in Ballybofey last week. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

‘Unfortunately nobody hits each other anymore,” sighed Colm O’Rourke on Sunday last, seconds after the Tyrone and Donegal players had finished their o(...)

The RTE panel of Colm O’Rourke, Joe Brolly and Pat Spillane were back this weekend. Photo: Inpho

Summer might actually have been 17 days old by the time The Sunday Game kicked off yesterday, but, as we know, it doesn’t officially start until we he(...)

The black card: Leinster Council chairman John Horan says there were incidents in the All-Ireland Under-21 final that looked like they should have resulted in black cards. Photograph: Inpho.

Leinster Council chairman John Horan has questioned the implementation of the black card in Gaelic football.Introduced last year with the intention of(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte says it is not his job to entertain. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

For decades the Eurovision song contest was a rarefied and mildly camp affair happily divvied up between the brandy-and-cigar members of the gentleman(...)

Standout: Joe Brolly is a spiky guest on Ray D’Arcy’s show, forthright in his opinions about the GAA while starkly honest about donating a kidney to a friend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seasoned pro that he is, Ray D’Arcy knows that no matter how long you’ve been broadcasting, you still have room to improve. Even so, as he has been en(...)

A man allegedly broke into his ex-partner’s home armed with a knife after posting on Facebook about being “a stain on my blade”, the High Court heard on Friday

A man allegedly broke into his ex-partner’s home armed with a knife after posting on Facebook about being “a stain on my blade”, the High Court heard (...)

 Eamon Bradley: will spend Christmas in custody. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Suicide bomb training is provided at camps like the one allegedly attended by a man from Derry, the Belfast High Court has heard. Prosecutors said an (...)

A senior judge issued a warning on Friday about the dangers of meeting people through the internet after she jailed a man for stabbing a woman multiple times with a potato peeler

A senior judge issued a warning on Friday about the dangers of meeting people through the internet after she jailed a man for stabbing a woman multipl(...)

Ipswich’s Stephen Hunt in action against   Charlton Athletic: his understandable comments sparked a firestorm of abuse.  Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

It didn’t take the firestorm of abuse that erupted in response to Stephen Hunt’s perfectly unexceptional original column to demonstrate yet again that(...)

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(...)