‘Fr Tom came into our classroom he was animated about Heraclitus. “Lads”, he began, “the philosopher Heraclitus said ‘no man steps in the same river twice’, but . . .”.’ Photograph: Getty Images

He was our last teacher of Greek. He introduced us to that strange language, all the way from alpha to omega. Through Fr Tom Flynn we met Thucydides, (...)

Galway defender Colin Forde will miss the 2015 season with a cruciate ligament tear. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway’s unbeaten league record was swept from under their feet last weekend against Down, and now they’ve been dealt a double blow with scans reveali(...)

 Meath’s Seán Tobin scores a goal past Longford goalkeeper Paddy Collum at Pairc Táilteann. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Meath 1-17 Longford 1-9Last year’s beaten finalists Meath are on the cusp of a semi-final spot in the O’Byrne after seeing off the feeble challenge of(...)

Kerry’s Paul Geaney is tackled by Galway’s Donal O’Neill during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10 A lesson in know-how was the chief feature of this entertaining and eye-bogglingly open All-Ireland quarter-final in Croke Par(...)

James O’Donoghue celebrates scoring Kerry’s goal  during the  All-Ireland SFC quarter-final against Galway  at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 1-20 Galway 2-10Kerry moved comfortably into the All-Ireland semi-final after weathering a spirited Galway challenge in a highly entertaining Al(...)

Kerry’s Brian Kelly: will be making his first championship start in Croke Park. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kerry’s singular ability to regenerate has been noted before yet it’s worth holding up to the light again. The remarkable thing looking back at the C(...)

 Joe Canning celebrates scoring a late penalty. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Manny Ramirez is one of the most colourful characters in the last 20 years of Major League Baseball. He led the Boston Red Sox to world championships (...)

Donegal goalkeeper Paul Durcan celebrates with his  captain Michael Murphy after the final whistle at Celtic Park.

Everything we’ll watch between now and the first week of August in the football championship will be processed through the prism of Dublin - they’re t(...)

Galway’s Paul Varley tries to dodge the challenge of  London’s Stephen Curran during the Connacht SFC quarter-final at Ruislip. Photograph:  Gerry McManus/Inpho

Galway 3-17 London 0-7No fairytales this year for London, as Galway came over to Ruislip and administered an old-fashioned hammering with the minimum (...)

London captain Lorcan Mulvey: “People think we’re a flash in the pan. That’s just what people think. So it’s up to us to change that.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

CONNACHT CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL London v Galway Ruislip, Sunday, 3.30 Life went on for the London footballers when the summer ended. They went b(...)