Annie Walsh

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Michael Mallin and Countess Markievicz being escorted away by British troops after the Easter Rising. Both were sentenced to death and Mallin was executed but but Markievicz was recommended for mercy “solely and only on account of her sex”. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

One hundred years ago Countess Markievicz was sentenced to death for her part in the Easter Rising, but was recommended for mercy “solely and only on(...)

 Monaghan players celebrate their quarter-final win over Kerry. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Monaghan 6-17 Kerry 1-16 Seven unanswered points coming up to half-time were the catalyst as Monaghan eased clear of Kerry the second half of their T(...)

Sarah Rowe and Brid Stack tussle for the ball during Cork’s win over Mayo. Photograph: Inpho

Cork 1-10 Mayo 0-10 Ephie Fitzgerald collected his first piece of silverware as Cork ladies senior football team manager on Saturday as the Rebelette(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Cliodhna O’Connor: the two-times All Star  has announced her retirement from the intercounty team. Photograph: Inpho

On Sunday Dublin travel to CIT for their seventh-round NFL clash with their old rivals Cork knowing that in order to reach the competitions knockout s(...)

Cork’s Angela Walsh (left)  and sister Annie Walsh celebrate after the final whistle in TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football final against  Dublin. Photograph: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Cork 2-13 Dublin 2-12 Sport does this. Defies all logic sometimes. A team – Dublin – bring themselves to the precipice of glory only to freeze.(...)

Dublin’s Denise Masterson pursues Eimear Scally of Cork in the league division one final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The first time Denise Masterson held a football, a third of the Dublin team that will line out beside her tomorrow were not yet in secondary school. S(...)

Nollaig Cleary, Cork, celebrates with team-mate Geraldine O’Flynn, left, at the final whistle.

Armagh 2-11 Cork 5-16 Eamonn Ryan’s Cork blasted out an ominous statement of intent as they obliterated Armagh by 14 points in Saturday’s TG4 A(...)

Seán Reynolds, who runs the Mountjoy Prison Museum. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is the most chilling room you will ever stand in. The Hang Room – or execution room – at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin was last used in 1954, but it re(...)

Cork’s Doireann O’Sullivan and Deirdre O’Reilly lead the celebrations after beating Monaghan in the All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cork 1-10 Monaghan 1-9: Eamonn Ryan’s Cork are TG4 All-Ireland Ladies senior football champions for the eighth time in nine seasons. The Rebelettes co(...)

Cork’s Angela Walsh celebrates her side’s  second goal during the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final against Kerry at  Semple Stadium in  Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork 2-9 Kerry 0-11: Valerie Mulcahy scored 2-3 as champions Cork advanced to an eighth TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football championship final in n(...)

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