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 Pat O’Brien, ‘the priesht’, at his home in Claremorris before returning to his island parish in January 1980

The last time I saw Pat, “the priesht”, he blessed me outside the Quays pub in Galway. It was November 2019, and I was staying in a hotel on the prom(...)

Dublin’s Paddy Smyth and TJ Reid of Kilkenny. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Kilkenny 3-25 Dublin 0-17 After the misery of Salthill, a Leinster SHC tie against Dublin couldn’t have come at a better time for Brian Cody and Kilk(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody and Galway manager Henry Shefflin shake hands after the game at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Joe Canning believes Brian Cody was simply being his ‘ruthless’ self when he fixed Henry Shefflin with an icy stare and frosty handshake in Salthill. (...)

A panel of judges and researchers will scour Ireland to check out its lesser-known holiday locations and its famous destinations

The Irish Times is embarking on a 32-county search for the best Irish holiday in Ireland, for a countrywide competition. To nominate USE THE FORM I(...)

Joe Canning is shown a red card whilst playing for Portumna against Sarsfields the the 2020 Galway club championship. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Galway minors played a challenge match recently and it was one of those games where the referee barely said a word for the whole hour. At one stag(...)

Tempers flare between Westmeath and Kilkenny during their Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 match at TEG Cusack Park in  Mullingar on April 16th. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

It is oftentimes forgotten the Gaelic Athletics Association was founded in 1884 on the twin ambitions of reorganising athletics and reviving hurling a(...)

Galway’s Tom Monaghan and Westmeath’s Conor Shaw. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Galway 3-36 Westmeath 1-17 Henry Shefflin got the response he was looking for as Galway produced a stunning display of shooting to dish out a 25-poin(...)

Darragh Egan: ‘We will be playing it as best we can, through the lines, direct. But a mix and match, a hybrid of both games, is what we need going forward.’ Referee: Ben Whitley/Inpho

Two first-season managers find themselves in Salthill this afternoon for an intriguing league hurling meeting. Henry Shefflin’s arrival in Galway la(...)

‘The last number of months have been very, very difficult for all councillors on each side of the debate.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway city councillors have complained about the “toxic” tone of the public debate around a controversial proposal for a cycleway in Salthill, which (...)

Illustration: Brian Gallagher

In the summer of 1976, two career criminals travelled around Ireland with the goal of abducting, torturing, raping and finally murdering women W(...)

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