Joe Kernan won an All-Ireland football title in his first year in charge of Armagh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

If the first requirement was availability and the second was experience then Joe Kernan certainly satisfied both counts when approached to take over (...)

Pascal Donohoe (l), Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport , launching the Tourism Ireland mid-year review with Niall Gibbons CEO Tourism Ireland in Dublin in August this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons was left bemused when an American radio host asked him: “I don’t want to put you on the spot here, Niall(...)

IDA chief Martin Shanahan’s interview by CNBC “Squawk Box” presenter Joe Kernan.

The New York Times has described the head of the IDA, who endured a bizarre interview on American business television channel CNBC, as an “unlikely vi(...)

 Armagh’s Aaron Kernan in action against  Tyrone’s Peter Harte (right) during the 2012 Ulser Championship quarter-final. Photograph: Russell Pritchard / Inpho / Presseye

Armagh’s Aaron Kernan has announced his retirement from inter-county football.Only turning 31 in December, Kernan has been one of the game’s best wing(...)

  Armagh’s Aaron Findon and Monaghan’s Rory Beggan at Ravenhill to promote the game with ex-Antrim footballer Anto Finnegan, who was diagnosed with MND in 2012. Photo: Darren Kidd/Inpho

All through late morning and early afternoon of fanfare on the Ravenhill pitch, Paddy Jackson quietly worked through the solitary routine which an el(...)

Former Donegal manager  Brian McEniff pictured with  Ulster and Ireland outhalf  Paddy Jackson  at Ravenhill, where an Ulster All Stars side will take on   Dublin in a game of Gaelic football  in aid of Motor Neurone Disease on November 15th. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

True story; up until 1924, before the inaugural Ulster versus Leinster rugby match in Belfast, Ravenhill was a GAA pitch.And it will be again come Nov(...)

 Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan celebrates scoring his side’s second goal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I can pinpoint the exact moment when my club Milltown were going to win the Galway senior football championship of 2009. We had had a brilliant(...)

Meath’s Michael Newman is tackled by Armagh’s  Brendan Donaghy during the qualifer at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Armagh 0-18 Meath 0-13 Meath, a football dynasty deep in transition, have been removed from the championship before the serious business commences a(...)

David Bray of Meath with struggles to find a way past James Morgan of Armagh at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Armagh 0-18 Meath 0-13Meath, a football dynasty deep in transition, have been removed from the championship before the serious business commences as A(...)

Waterford goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe charges down Anthony Nash’s penalty during the Munster SHC  quarter-final replay at Semple Stadium.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The murmurs that went around Tuam Stadium on Sunday afternoon, where I was watching a club game, will be familiar to many. The stadium announcer had a(...)