Pat Spillane: “There’s two pubs and two churches and none of them are under pressure. Without the GAA, there’d be nothing in these communities.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

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Thanks to Katie Taylor, things are looking up for Ireland at the Olympics.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

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The Sport and Sponsorship Sentiment Index: the research was carried out between December 10th and 15th. Presumably, this accounts for Conor McGregor’s one-punch knockout of Jose Aldo not making it into the top-five most memorable moments of the year

In the end, the biggest surprise in the annual the PSG Sport and Sponsorship Sentiment Index announced on Thursday was that Shane Long’s goal against (...)

This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

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Mayo co-managers Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The temptation when a group of players takes it upon themselves to initiate a heave against management is to pose a simple question. Who the hell d(...)

Tipperary’s manager Eamon O’Shea after the defeat against Galway on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Eamon O’Shea asks for a little time. He sits back in his chair and takes a slug out of a water bottle, holding it with both hands. He takes a few sec(...)

Cork’s Kevin O’Driscoll in action against Kerry’s Paul Geaney who returns to the Kingdom’s starting line-up for the replay at Killarney. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Selections are generally an indicator of how teams view replays. The obvious imperative after a draw is to learn from it and improve. A clear sign o(...)

Donegal’s Colm McFadden tries to evade Niall Holly and Oisin Duffy at Clones. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Neil Gallagher’s face is probably as good a synopsis as any. He has a scrape on his cheek, a trickle of claret from the bridge of his nose but still (...)

Down’s Donal O’Harewho looks to be fit again,  battles against Derry’s Dermot McBride and Sean Leo McGoldrick during the Ulster quarter-finalat  Celtic Park, Derry. Photograph: Inpho

Malachy Clerkin The most potent 15 minutes of Wexford’s year – and of David Power’s time in charge – came after half-time in their Leinster Championsh(...)