Aaron Findon pushes over the Donegal team doctor. Senan Connell broke down the incident in a calm and reasoned manner – RTÉ took a different approach. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The GAA branch of Sky Sports must be feeling that very little breaking ball has gone their way this season. While they surely expected the initial fur(...)

Galway’s Shane Walsh in action against Sligo’s Neil Ewing during the Connacht semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

An attendance of 31,000 descended upon Tuam when Galway hosted Mayo in the Connacht final of 1999. Derided in the early part of the decade as the sick(...)

  Presenters Brian Carney and Rachel Wyse with hurling analysts Jamesie O’Connor and Ollie Canning ahead of the the first ever Sky Sports GAA broadcast between Kilkenny and Offaly at Nolan Park on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

The Big Day was upon us, Gaelic Games’ debut on Sky. It being Sky you’d have anticipated a spectacular opening, perhaps Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney a(...)

Sky TV launch their coverage of the GAA championship at Croke Park last month. Photo: Clive O’Donohoe/Inpho

Friday afternoon and Nowlan Park is grey and still. At least on the face of it. The only sound is the crank of a distant drill above in the stand. A f(...)

The Portugal squad train in   Obidos, Portugal. Photograph: Paulo Cunha / EPA

Manager: Paulo Bento Best finish: Third (1966) World Cup record: Played 26, Won 13, Drawn 4, Lost 9 History Surprisingly enough, th(...)

“Obviously as an Irishman, I don’t know what a six-pack looks like” – Roy Keane on Ronaldo’s Mario Balotelli impression.

And to think there were those who thought Rory McIlroy should drop out of the BMW PGA Championship because his mind would most probably be all over t(...)

A 17-year-old Michael Murphy celebrates scoring a goal on his championship debut, a first round qualifier against Leitrim in 2007. His manager on that day was Brian McIver, who he will come up against at Celtic Park on Sunday when Derry are their Ulster SFC opponents. Photograph: Inpho

In a sporting context, it seems like an eternity. Michael Murphy was 17 when Brian McIver gave him his championship debut in the summer of 2007. “He p(...)

Joe Brolly: RTÉ analyst made a controversial tweet about Rachel Wyse.

RTÉ Sport last night distanced themselves from the controversial remarks of their Sunday Game analyst Joe Brolly, claiming in a statement that “the v(...)

Rachel Wyse with fellow Sky Sports presenter Brian Carney and analysts Jamesie O’Connor and Peter Canavan.

You’re given 140 characters to express your thoughts in a tweet, but Joe Brolly only needed 28 (including the spaces - which he rarely employs when he(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger  is lifted by his players as they celebrate their victory against Hull City in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

So, you watch the FA Cup final while recording the clashing La Liga decider and then Clive Tyldesley tells you the result which ruins it but you try t(...)