St Mullins won their 25th Carlow senior hurling championship title with win over Mount Leinster.

St Mullins 1-14 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-10 Defending Carlow senior hurling champions St Mullins went into yesterday’s county final as rank outsiders (...)

John Doran: ‘I’ve become what I was afraid of being when I was younger: a regular person.’ Photograph: Al Overdrive

Writing a book turned into one of the worst experiences of John Doran’s life. At first, the idea seemed relatively straightforward. He thought a de(...)

Doing a lot with a little: John Doran plays the ukulele in Romeo and Juliet; he also joins the cast in several other roles. Photographs: Pat Redmond

Stage roles don’t come much smaller than the part of the doctor in A Streetcar Named Desire. For the actor playing him the job is mainly confined t(...)

The Centre of the UniverseBewley’s Cafe Theatre***“My name is John and I want you to join a cult.” John Doran makes no bones about his intent and what(...)

Review: Some Flood

Some Flood Smock Alley Theatre**So, yeah, out of nowhere, there’s this flood, and the only survivor is an Irish lad called Noah (Kevin Mooney). Adrift(...)

Cast of dozens: Stephen Jones and Damian Kearney in Stones in His Pockets

If you look around Irish theatre right now, the stage seems to be teeming with characters, but backstage the dressing rooms are pretty much emp(...)

David Fennelly and John Doran in Fishes. Photograph: Jennifer Barrett.
Review: Fishes

Fishes Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin *** Larry, a young Irish male, is stuck in a rut. That this furrow of loneliness, idleness and drunke(...)

Aoife Leonard beguiles as Lelia

Human ChildSmock Alley Theatre, Dublin Four starsLelia is an unruly child whose best friends live mainly in her mind. When she hears a song in her cha(...)

Rehearsing backstage for the Junior Shakespeare Cup during Feis Maitiú, which took place in the Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin, were (from left): Laura Hartin, Rathfarnham; Conrad Oppermann, Malahide; and Gabrielle Leleu, Sallins. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 2,000 people participated in the Feis Maitiú drama and performance competition held at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin recently. Th(...)