Ballyboden St Enda’s celebrate their AIB All-Ireland Club SFC win over Castlebar Mitchels at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-14 Castlebar Mitchels 0-7 Experience cuts both ways. Ballyboden surged to a first AIB All-Ireland club football title at Cro(...)

River life: a caddis fly by the stream. Illustration: Michael Viney

Now that I swallow my pills with icy water from the electric well, the stream has lost a certain presence in our lives. There’s no more climbing the h(...)

Ballyboden St Enda’s Declan O’Mahony is shown a red card during the AIB All-Ireland club semi-final against Clonmel Commercials.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Given both the nature and timing of the penalty, Ballyboden St Enda’s have confirmed they will be appealing the straight red card shown to midfielder(...)

Paul Durcan in action for Ballyboden: “Ballyboden were good to me, they were understanding and they sorted me out with the flights.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In one way or another, Paul Durcan has been travelling home for football most of his adult life. For over a decade as Donegal’s goalkeeper, he got us(...)

Áine Divine painting Ian McKellen

In a world full of smartphones, selfies and Instagram moments, why would anyone take the time and trouble to draw or paint a portrait? The answer is,(...)

The studio of Edward McGuire, which his wife, Sally Maguire, donated to Imma. Photograph: Nick Miller

Nick Miller and the Studio of Edward McGuire Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ***** In 2009, Sally McGuire donated the studio of her late h(...)

St Enda’s manager Andy McEntee and Stephen O’Connor celebrate after the game. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In the gathering gloom at O’Connor Park in Tullamore Ballyboden manager Andy McEntee was luxuriating in just having seen his team lift the Leinster tr(...)

Ballyboden’s Michael Darragh Macauley: “Portlaoise are very experienced when it comes to Leinster. They are the Kiltschko, we’re like the Fury coming into this.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

An eventful, unpredictable year for Michael Darragh Macauley should finish next weekend when his club Ballyboden St Enda’s contest the last p(...)

Donegal’s Paul Durcan: “I’m 14 years nearly with Donegal It’s time to make a bit of money as the man says. It’s not paying the bills.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal’s All Star goalkeeper Paul Durcan has given the clearest indication that his inter-county career may be over for the foreseeable future. He w(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness celebrates with Neil  and Eamonn McGee after the victory over Dublin in the 2014 All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A few days after the Ulster final, Pat Shovelin dropped into the house just for a chat. I was down in the office and he popped his head round the d(...)