Anthony Daly

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I think of this rivalry like the vicious killer clown in the horror movie IT. The clown is called Pennywise and he awakens from the underground world every 27 years to feed his need. The Tipperary-Galway rivalry was asleep since the late 80s. It’s now back in all its glory and hopefully it stays around for a while longer. There are too many good players for it to vanish underground. Photograph: Warner Bros/New Line Cinema

As I left Thurles on Sunday evening in the crisp darkness it felt like the weekend was summed up by a phrase that was in use elsewhere in the sporting(...)

Players from Ballyboden St Enda’s and and Na Fianna compete for possession during the Dublin SFC semi-final at Parnell Park. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s 1-15 Na Fianna 0-12 It was Anthony Daly that once told Joe Fortune that when it comes to semi-finals, winning is all that matter(...)

Transilience by David Sweeney: ‘I wanted a stark contrast either with the colour or the texture’

David Sweeney’s last appearance for Dublin at Croke Park came in the 2009 Leinster hurling final, against Kilkenny, before the curtain fell on his cou(...)

A Kilmacud Crokes player receives physio treatment as the team changes in the stands at Parnell Park. Photograph: Inpho

Kilmacud Crokes 4-18 Ballyboden St Enda’s 0-16 And on the 140th day, hurling rose again. Twenty weeks on from the last time there was a Sunday game t(...)

Michael Lyster presenting The Sunday Game in 1990. Photograph: Inpho

On Sunday evening, RTÉ’s Sunday Game returns – so integral to the nation’s summer that it has to be there even if the games aren’t. The programme is a(...)

Brian O’Carroll in action for Offaly against Kilkenny in 2014. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just when we thought podcasts couldn’t get any more popular. Since the coronavirus outbreak demand has been amplified as listeners look to escape the (...)

John Conlon: “They’re a great management team. Brian has done so much for Clare hurling as a player and has a good record as a manager.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If 2018 went down as John Conlon’s best season, this year provided a glum counter-balance. Awarded his first PwC All Star 12 months ago, his influenc(...)

Angela Downey’s son Conor Browne in action for Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“Today,” said Donal Óg Cusack, “is like Christmas Day for hurling people,” but while he went on to tip Tipp to triumph on this festive occasion, he re(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely is quick to acknowledge the smoothness with which his squad has adjusted to the routine of week-in-week-out hurling. Óisín Keniry/Inpho

Enter, stage right. For many years, there was a vague assumption if Limerick could somehow win a hurling All-Ireland, then city and county would spend(...)

Dublin’s Sean Moran in action against Limerick’s Peter Casey. The Cuala defender plays an important role in Dublin’s system. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Carton House, Maynooth, Co Kildare. That stunning drive from the entrance gate up to the 18th century Manor House. Passing sun-drenched golfers as the(...)

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