Clontibret will look to their stand-out forward Dessi Mone for inspiration. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Leinster Club SHC quarter-finals Kilmacud Crokes (Dublin) v Rathdowney-Errill (Laois) Parnell Park, 2.30 Although Rathdowney-Errill’s on-off habit of(...)

Former Fine Gael leader John Bruton: “The 1916 leaders explicitly took the opposite side in this war to their fellow Irishmen in the trenches.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

John Bruton last night repeated his strong reservations about the commemoration of the 1916 Rising, opening up clear differences with the Taoiseach a(...)

Paul Kimmage began work on Brian O’Driscoll’s autobiography only to past the work onto Mark English, who ghosted The Test. Photograph: Inpho.
The game of sports ghostwriting
  • Sport
  • November 1, 2014, 01:00

Hunter Davies published the authorised biography of the Beatles in 1968 and the football classic, The Glory Game. He’s also ghosted a few football (...)

Teams who were knocked out of the championship in June are allowed to return to collective training on November 15th. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Ah Jim Gavin, can’t beat him (unless you are Donegal) so you might as well join him. The line Gavin delivered, seemingly devoid of humour, moments a(...)

Ballygunner’s Shane O’Sullivan in action against Cratloe (Co Clare) during last weekend’s AIB Munster club hurling quarter-final at Walsh Park, Waterford. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Central Council will this weekend consider a proposal to condense the football and hurling club competitions into the same year, starting in 2016. Th(...)

Former Wexford goalkeeper Damien Fitzhenry:  had previously been doing some occasional coaching with the Wexford goalkeepers. Photograph: Inpho

Having helped out on an irregular basis with the Wexford squad this year, Damien Fitzhenry will take up a full-time role as part of Liam Dunne’s backr(...)

‘I felt that there was a gap for a good fashion boutique in Gorey’: Niamh Byrne, owner of Ruby Rouge, in her boutique

Fashion is a fickle business, with trends arriving and departing at an alarming rate. Those brave enough to work in the industry must pay close attent(...)

Shelmaliers double hero goal Joe Kelly in action for Wexford against Kilkenny in the 2008 Leinster Minor Hurling Championship.

Joe Kelly powered Shelmaliers to a historic first title at the expense of St Anne’s in this replay played in atrocious conditions at Wexford Park yest(...)

Diarmuid Connolly: “It was in the second half, when the home crowd was in a state of shock, that he had arguably his best spell in a Dublin jersey, bringing the fight to Donegal  at Croke Park.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Among the usual head-shakes and grousing that accompany the annual GAA All-Star football awards a genuinely mystifying statistic was noted. This week(...)

There were emotional scenes at Wexford courthouse when Martin Connors (23) was sentenced for the manslaughter of his brother Michael, who was then 21, in 2011.

There were emotional scenes in Wexford Circuit Criminal Court today as 23-year-old Martin Connors was sentenced to three years in prison for the mansl(...)