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Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A friend inquired recently if I was familiar with the Hiberno-English phrase “damn the hate” and, if so, where it originated. Yes and no were the answ(...)

Jarlath Burns: his  opinion is more notional  as realistically there is no prospect of a Border poll taking place at present. Photograph: Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

After a lengthy wait, two buses went by in quick succession in the past couple of days. It was probably inevitable with the ongoing uncertainty over(...)

Conor McManus, Ireland vice-captain, during the Ireland International Rules Series team announcement at Croke Park. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

For Monaghan’s Conor McManus, who will be Ireland’s vice-captain in Australia, this year’s series is already going to be less stressful than his first(...)

Sultan Kakar of Munster and Shane Curran of Connacht during the M Donnelly wheelchair hurling interprovincial All-Ireland finals at IT Blanchardstown in 2016. Photograph:  Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Pity is the worst, isn’t it? When people feel sorry for you, and treat you like a charity. It drives me crazy. All my life I have grown up in an envir(...)

“It’s not about the GAA driving an agenda or the IFA driving an agenda. It’s about children learning activities that they can keep for life.” Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

This is a small story from a small slice of a small world. But then, so is everything else. Mesh them all together and we have society, the walk-aroun(...)

Tyrone’s Cormac McAnallen lifts the Sam Maguire after the All-Ireland final victory over Armagh in 2003. ©INPHO/Patrick Bolger

There is a passage at the end of the 15th chapter of Dónal McAnallen’s book on his brother Cormac that jumps off the page like a spatter of oil from a(...)

Tyrone lose to Kerry in the 1986 All Ireland Final. Will things be any different against Dublin on Sunday? Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The first All-Ireland final I ever went to was Tyrone v Kerry in 1986. My dad’s name came out of the hat in a club raffle a few days beforehand and, j(...)

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail:  stressed need for the GAA never to “have closed minds about things that we always thought were precious and sacred”. Photograph: Inpho

There was a little more than met the ear to the comments about flag and anthem made by GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail in Dubai. On one level his stat(...)

Martin was the first in a long line of football men who talked, and taught me, about football. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

The other night in Lille, your correspondent registered a ‘first’ in post-match press conferences. Normally, these are bustling crowded affairs where (...)

Dublin’s Chris Sallier scores a goal against Laois in the Under-21 Leinster football championship semi-final in March. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

This weekend Dublin footballers are in pursuit of a sixth Leinster under-21 football title in eight years and will play Kildare in the provincial fin(...)

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