Alan O Mara

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Dublin’s Michael Darragh MacAuley is among those taking part. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

More than 400 inter-county GAA players plan to sleep rough in 12 towns and cities across the island of Ireland from 6pm on Saturday evening in solida(...)

Homeless man sleeping on Kildare Street, Dublin. Intercounty players are organising sleep-outs on December 16th to draw attention to homelessness.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Upwards of 150 GAA intercounty players are to sleep out in towns and cities across Ireland on Saturday December 16th to draw attention to the homeless(...)

It’s 20 years since the first Season of Sundays (Sportsfile, €29.95) came out. The 2016 version is as rich and textured as the 19 that went before. This image shows kids in Galway fine-tuning their skills before a NHL encounter with Cork.

Six of the best Forever Young Oliver Kay (Quercus, €28.00) Adrian Doherty came from Strabane and for time in the early 1990s, it looked like he(...)

Alan O’Mara’s book “The Best is Yet to Come – A memoir about football and finding a way through the dark” will be published on September 1st.

My counsellor took a deep breath and looked at me. “Look,” he said, “I have hinted at this before, but I have never felt you were ready to take it on (...)

 Pictured at the launch of the  GAA health and wellbeing day, are  Cavan footballer Alan O’Mara, Cork camogie player Ashling Thompson and Galway footballer Gary Sice at Croke Park, Dublin. Photo graph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

The GAA is to host its first ever mental health theme day which will coincide with the All-Ireland senior football championship semi-final on 28th Aug(...)

Gavin Burke of St Vincent’s collides with Shane Lyons of St Oliver Plunkett’s during the Dublin Senior football club final at Parnell Park, Dublin, last night. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

St Vincent’s 0-14 St Oliver Plunkett’s Eoghan Ruadh: 1-10 There was a moment, late last night, when Diarmuid Connolly was seemingly motoring down a cu(...)

Screengrab from the suicide-prevention campaign

The first commercial-scale suicide-prevention communications campaign rolls out this week with Little Things, a multimedia campaign created by Dublin (...)

The #littlethings campaign is organised by the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention in partnership with more than 20 organisations active in the mental health area.

A new mental health initiative highlights the “little things” people can do in their daily life to maintain their mental equilibrium.The #littlething(...)