Kerry’s David Moran and Dublin’s Paul Flynn at the launch of Setanta Sports’ coverage of the 2016 Allianz Leagues. “If those services save one life then they’re worthwhile, end of story,” said Flynn. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Newly installed Gaelic Players Association secretary Paul Flynn has offered a robust defence of the under fire players body, lining up pundit Colm O’(...)

Longford players celebrate their win over Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

Longford 1-12 Dublin 0-9 “No one is getting carried away,” said Denis Connerton, although no harm pretending. It’s not often Longford get to beat the(...)

Tannery Restaurant

And so it dawns. Welcome to the maddest week in restaurants, to be followed swiftly by the deadest week. If you woke up this morning a lost soul with(...)

Limerick defender Seamus Hickey is the new GPA chairman. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Limerick hurler Seamus Hickey is the new chairman of the Gaelic Players Association after being elected at Saturday’s AGM of the players’ body (...)

Pieta House, the support service for people who are suicidal or self harming, held an event in Dublin on Thursday night which coincided with International Men’s Day.

Irish rugby star Jack McGrath was one of a number of men who shared their experiences of providing support, or needing support from others, at an even(...)

Looking to build a career in food: Culinary arts lecturer JJ Healy of the department of tourism and hospitality in Cork Institute of Technology giving a demonstration to secondary-school students at the college’s open day

Who’d want to cook for a living? All over Ireland, a plethora of cookery schools – from the Dublin Cookery School to Ballymaloe Cookery School to B(...)

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(...)

Dervla James. Photograph: Andrea Flanagan

BACK TO (COOKING) SCHOOL Dervla James and Johnny Conlon’s well received Pudding Row cafe in Easkey, Co Sligo, now employs nine people, having o(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton: the midfielder follows up his man-of-the-match award in the All-Ireland final with a first All Star nomination. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Although there is no place for either Paul Flynn, who has been an All Star for the past four years, or captain Stephen Cluxton, who has not been no(...)

Philly McMahon held the best forward of his generation, Kerry’s Colm Cooper, scoreless in the All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Philly McMahon is right: the conversation this week should have been about his success in keeping the most celebrated forward of his generation sco(...)