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“In our part of the world, it was really July 21st, 1969, when Neil Armstrong took that “one small step”, in inglorious black and white.”

Today’s the day. So many memories. So little space. July 20th, 1969, was one of those historic days when most of us alive can truly say of it: “Yes(...)

In the High Court this week, the dead man’s  widow Eileen Flannery  settled an action over his death for €170,000.

A pensioner was overcome and died of carbon monoxide poisoning after he went to check on a house where petrol generators were turned on to power the h(...)

Jimmy Hogan during his first spell at Aston Villa, circa 1936. Photograph: Courtesy of the Aston Villa Archives

When the “Mighty Magyars” of Hungary beat England 6-3 at Wembley in 1953, they humbled the team from the self-declared home of football. It was an ear(...)

The remains of Karl Shiels are carried from church followed by his partner, Laura Honan.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Fair City actor Karl Shiels, who died suddenly last Monday aged just 47, “filled his life and lived it to the full”, his funeral Mass has been told. (...)

David Moran set the appropriate tone for Kerry in  last weekend’s Super 8s clash with Mayo  via his early feisty exchanges with  Aidan O’Shea. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The big thing to remember about the Super 8s is that it’s relentless. You play your game, you eat your meal, you get on the bus and you go looking to (...)

Kildare manager Cian O’Neill was without a number of his team’s key players in 2019. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kildare football manager Cian O’Neill has stepped down after four seasons at the helm with his native county. The Moorefield clubman informed county (...)

Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and David Moran of Kerry ascend under the dropping ball. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In Kerry, this was graduation day. Not just for the young team on display, but for Peter Keane too. Beating Cork in a Munster final doesn’t butter a l(...)

Kerry manager Peter Keane with midfielder David Moran after their victory over Mayo in Killarney. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

After a day of sport that would leave anyone cloth-eyed and cross-eared, it is the happy duty of The Irish Times to relay that Novak Djokovic is on to(...)

Mayo's James Carr celebrates scoring against Galway in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifiers in Co Limerick last Saturday. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It was, of course, ever so good of the Wimbledon organisers to gerrymander Federer and Nadal onto the same side of the draw this year, just so they co(...)

Mayo’s Darren Coen in action against Roscommon. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Somewhere along the way last Christmas, Mickey Conroy got talking to Donie Vaughan. Of all the Mayo old boys who have gone about their lives on dry la(...)

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