Dublin’s Philip McMahon celebrates   with the Sam Maguire after beating Tyrone in the All-Ireland   Football Championship final in  Croke Park last year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The sad irony of Eugene McGee’s death just as the football championship begins has been remarked on: Dublin shortly become only the third county to st(...)

 Páraic Duffy: “The FDC debate and the work they did was absolutely crucial, and I think it’s important that that is recognised”

In an age when hyping the mundane is almost a survival strategy, it can be difficult to reach for a reaction when something momentous really is about (...)

On Saturday in Tralee Tyrone referee Seán Hurson showed 13 yellow cards plus the red for Ciarán Kilkenny’s second. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Stiffer suspensions, broadening the black card provisions and the introduction of a second referee are all ideas that Paul Earley believes would impro(...)

Loughmore-Castleiney’s Ciaran McGrath and James O’Brien of Na Piarsaigh with referee Cathal McAllister at the coin toss for the Munster club hurling championship clash on Sunday last. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpp

As Irish summers go, the one just past beats most. It had a mid-1990s feel to it. The glorious weather, the scalded brows, the succession of champions(...)