Hayes Hotel

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Declan Bonner: his Donegal team are unable to fulfil a McKenna Cup fixture on Sunday. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Here we are, in the dark depths of early January and great is the wailing of unhappiness emanating from the world of the GAA. Brexit will, in time, c(...)

Independent Tipperary TD Michael Lowry outside the Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone in Michael Lowry’s political heartland of north Tipperary willing to condemn the TD in light of his conviction an(...)

The new owner of the famous Hayes Hotel in Thurles has said he wants to turn the landmark property into a “cultural hub” which will recognise its role in GAA history but also become a thriving business. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The new owner of the famous Hayes Hotel in Thurles has said he wants to turn the landmark property into a “cultural hub” which will recognise its role(...)

After a nail-biting 10-minute auction featuring multiple bidders and two last-second interventions, Hayes Hotel was sold for €650,000. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The end was almost as tense as a Kilkenny-Tipp hurling final as the Thurles hotel where the GAA was formed 130 years ago went under the hammer follow(...)

 Hayes Hotel, Thurles, where on November 1st, 1884, seven men met to form the Gaelic Athlethic Association.  Photograph: James Crombie

Tipperary hurler Lar Corbett and international boxing star Matthew Macklin have set their sights on purchasing Hayes Hotel in Thurles – the birthplace(...)