Roscommon manager Fergal O’Donnell is hugged by Ciarán Murtagh after the county’s impressive league win over Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium last month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

On his journey home from Letterkenny last Sunday evening, Paul Staunton happened to bump into Donegal player Ryan McHugh at a petrol station. As they(...)

The election of Fianna Fáil’s Eugene Murphy is the only major surprise of the general election result in the Roscommon Galway constituency. From Scr(...)

Shane Curran, Fianna Fáil election candidate in the Roscommon-Galway constituency during his canvass at Ballinasloe Mart. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There is a story in Shane Curran’s autobiography Cake in which he recalls the final moments of the Connacht minor final of 1989. Galway are beating R(...)

Ex-GAA goalkeeper Shane Curran is to run as a Fianna Fáil candidate in the Roscommon-Galway constituency in the general election. File photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Former GAA goalkeeper Shane Curran is to run as a Fianna Fáil candidate in the Roscommon-Galway constituency in the general election, The Irish Times (...)

Twins Shayna and Orlaith Teggart, pupils at St Hugh’s National School in Dowra,  with a proof of the cover of The Scrapbook of Regrets. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Temper tantrums, racist remarks and missed opportunities on the soccer field, are among the regrets shared by some of the GAA’s best known stars when(...)

“Delight” as Eamon O’Hara begins his managerial career in Mayo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Former Sligo footballer Eamon O’Hara is the latest ex-player to announce the start of his managerial career, he has been confirmed as the new manager (...)

Shane Curran is taking will manage    Padraig Pearses. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Shane Curran will begin his managerial career with local Roscommon rivals Padraig Pearses. The former St Brigid’s and Roscommon goalkeeper had been li(...)

An apprentice carpenter was stabbed to death in a row over a woman, an inquest has heard.Maurice Martin’s killer stabbed him 14 times in a frenzied a(...)

THE BEST The Bloodied Field by Michael Foley (O’Brien Press, €16.99) A sports book, a history book, a thriller. Like a quietly determined geek wit(...)

If a celebrity needs water pipes mended or slates replaced, he’ll call in a plumber or a roofer. If he needs his story told, he’ll call in a hack for (...)