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The 2016 All-Ireland final replay between Dublin and Mayo at  Croke Park: Croke Park showed increased revenue, up €5 million to €41.5 million, and operating profit, up €500,000 to €10.6 million. Photograph: Inpho

The GAA’s top finance officers have expressed concerns about attendance figures despite the association’s finances for 2016 being described as “solid”(...)

Bill Belichick: the New England Patriots head coach has formed a very successful partnership with his iconic quarterback Tom Brady. Photograph: Jim Rogash/Getty Images

On his second day as a New England Patriot, Brian Hoyer attended a team meeting where Bill Belichick opened the film session by showing lowlights from(...)

Joe Connolly captained Galway to All-Ireland hurling title in 1980. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Former All-Ireland winning Galway captain Joe Connolly wants his native county to stand up for itself and stop being the “whipping boys” of Leinster h(...)

Killian O’Gara scores Dublin’s second goal against Louth in the O’Byrne Cup final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The GAA’s football hors d’oeuvres – if that’s not overestimating their nutritional value – were scoffed at the weekend by a variety of familiar diners(...)

Kilkenny’s Adrian Burke is put under pressure by Aaron Murphy of DCU during their Walsh Cup Round 1 match at  Dunmore, Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

Kilkenny 0-21 DCU 0-12 A young Kilkenny side made a winning start to the county’s Walsh Cup campaign as they showed their claws against DCU. Desp(...)

Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin in action during this year’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The drum roll continues for Kilkenny with the departure of yet another member of the county’s most successful generation. Eoin Larkin accumulated ei(...)

Nine-time Kilkenny All-Ireland senior hurling winner Jackie Tyrrell has announced his retirement from the inter-county game. Photo: Inpho

Nine-time Kilkenny All-Ireland senior hurling winner Jackie Tyrrell has announced his retirement from the inter-county game. The 34 year-old made his(...)

Was Brian Cody’s towering Kilkenny team good for hurling? Photograph: Eric Luke

Watching the All Blacks play rugby this year has been like listening to the first 10 singles released by the Beatles. Everything you saw was so decept(...)

Kilkenny’s JJ Delaney leaves the field as the sky turns dark after the All-Ireland hurling final replay between Kilkenny and Tipperary in 2014. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On the Friday evening of September 25th 2014, Eamon O’Shea got into his car outside work at NUIG and pointed it into the rush-hour traffic. There wasn(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer celebrates scoring against Kilkenny in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

I have, of late, been reading quite a bit of George Plimpton, and his various misadventures in the world of professional sports. For anyone who has se(...)

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