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Tyrone joint managers Feargal Logan and Brian Dooher oversee the proceedings during the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

They weren’t supposed to win. That was the great unspoken all the way through the build-up to Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final. The two-week exten(...)

Incredible doctors who want to stay in Ireland  are forced to leave because of their citizenship. Illustration: iStock

I always knew it would be hard to leave Ireland. From the moment I got here four years ago, I’ve felt at home. I can’t yet fully understand what it wa(...)

Lee Chin battles with Laois’s  Paddy Purcell during Wexford’s comprehensive victory in the Leinster hurling quarter-final clash at  UPMC Nowlan Park, Kilkenny.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

You ask Lee Chin if he’s ever suffered a concussion and the response from the Wexford joint-captain is an immediate and firm “no”. Although there was (...)

Retired sports commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh with his HSE vaccine card: he received his first injection at the Blanchardstown Primary Care Centre on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Retired sports commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh cannot wait to see his grandchildren swinging a hurl or kicking a ball in his garden now he has re(...)

Studio spaces will have to be changed and in a much bigger space. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Three weeks from now, it will be up and running. A championship delayed will not, after all, be a championship denied. Laois will play Dublin in Leins(...)

Transilience by David Sweeney: ‘I wanted a stark contrast either with the colour or the texture’

David Sweeney’s last appearance for Dublin at Croke Park came in the 2009 Leinster hurling final, against Kilkenny, before the curtain fell on his cou(...)

Croke Park opened up to rugby and soccer in 2005. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

If all that 1971 did was to abolish the old Rule 27 – the Ban on foreign games – it would still qualify as one of the most important years in the GAA’(...)

Eamon Murphy of the GPA says losing face-to-face meeting is a huge blow. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Everybody finds their own way through the crisis. Avenues that a month ago were wide and welcoming are shut off now, with little other than idle guess(...)

Chris Barrett in action for Mayo during this year’s  All-Ireland championship. Photograph:    ©INPHO/James Crombie

At 5pm on Saturday 30-plus amateurs will play a game of football. They’ll do it in front of over 80,000 at Croke Park, while several hundred thousand (...)

The Dublin Pride parade will be led out by more than 70 LGBTQ organisations. File photograph: Getty Images

The weather gods are set to smile on Dublin Pride on Saturday when tens of thousands are expected to take to the streets to mark the city’s 26th annua(...)

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