Jackie Healy-Rae jnr takes a break from canvassing to visit his grandfather Jackie’s grave in Kilgarvan, Co Kerry. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Hazel Chu, Green Party ‘Would I run for the Dáil? You sound like my mother’ Hazel Chu, the new Green Party councillor for Dublin City’s Pembroke War(...)

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh will be the guest speaker at a GAA seminar on health and wellbeing for older people  in the Longford Arms Hotel in Longford on March 11th. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Active involvement with family, friends and the wider community, through volunteerism and participation, and building exercise into one’s routine, are(...)

Anthony Molloy of Donegal is tackled by Dublin’s Paul Bealin  in  the 1992   All-Ireland  final. Photograph: Inpho

A lot has happened since the first weekend of April in 1992. Croke Park has been entirely redeveloped, the last of the GAA bans was struck down, and t(...)

Donal Reid after Donegal’s famous victory over Dublin in the 1992 All-Ireland final.  Photograph: Inpho

Twenty-five years later, Donal Reid knows who hit him even if he still struggles to understand what hit him: what it was that summoned the casual male(...)

The Donegal players were inspired as they listened on the radio to Michael Carruth win an Olympic gold medal in Barcelona 1992. At the end of that week, the county won the All-Ireland final.Photograph: James Meehan/Inpho

What are Mayo going to do? That question was rattling around in my mind last weekend. I’ve heard tickets are gold dust for this All-Ireland final and (...)

Tony Boyle: “Had we won that game and maybe gone on to win the league, we may not have won the All-Ireland.”

Most league games have a lifespan about as long as a Snapchat message but others linger stubbornly in the memory. A damp April day in 1992 and Dubli(...)

Michael Murphy: wasn’t moveing with his usual freedom for Donegal in the Ulster final against Monaghan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

How quickly perceptions shift. If Donegal had managed to scrape past Monaghan in what was a cagey, claustrophobic Ulster final, the general vie(...)

A 17-year-old Michael Murphy celebrates scoring a goal on his championship debut, a first round qualifier against Leitrim in 2007. His manager on that day was Brian McIver, who he will come up against at Celtic Park on Sunday when Derry are their Ulster SFC opponents. Photograph: Inpho

In a sporting context, it seems like an eternity. Michael Murphy was 17 when Brian McIver gave him his championship debut in the summer of 2007. “He p(...)