Ben O Connor

10 results

Cork’s Jack O’Connor charges through the Dublin defence during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

My routine when I landed into Croke Park was always one of structure and process. I was a creature of habit. I got security from whatever nuggets of f(...)

 Yellow jersey holder  Tadej Pogacar of the UAE-Team Emirates team celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France  from Muret to Saint Lary Soulan Col du Portet. Photograph: Christophe Petit-tesson/EPA

They huffed and they puffed but yet again none of his main rivals were able to blow Tour de France leader Tadej Pogacar’s house down as the defending (...)

 Belgian rider Wout Van Aert of the Jumbo Visma team celebrates as he crosses the finish line and wins the 11th stage of the Tour de France  from Sorgues to Malaucene. Photograph: Christophe Petit-Tesson/EPA

Wout Van Aert triggered memories of the five-time Tour de France winner Eddy Merckx with a spectacular solo victory in the 2021 Tour’s daunting Mont V(...)

 Slovenian rider Jan Tratnik of Team Bahrain McLaren wins the 16th stage of the 2020 Giro d’Italia  from Udine to San Daniele Del Friuli, Italy. Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA

Team Bahrain McLaren’s Jan Tratnik edged past Ben O’Connor in a two-man finish on Tuesday to win the 16th stage of the Giro d’Italia, a 229km hilly ro(...)

Britain’s Mo Farah celebrates after victory and a world record in the men’s one-hour event at The Diamond League AG Memorial Van Damme athletics meeting at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.  Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Billed as the fastest half marathon field ever assembled in Northern Ireland, the only worry for the race organisers is whether or not it will be fast(...)

David Burke: his team St Thomas’s  of Galway take on Antrim’s  Cushendall in   a club championships  semi-final in Parnell Park on Saturday

SATURDAY AIB ALL-IRELAND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS SHC semi-finals – St Thomas’s (Galway) v Cushendall (Antrim), Parnell Park, 3.0 [Live, TG4] – Former cha(...)

A puppet of Vinny Byrne, one of Michael Collins’s hitmen,  in a new animated film. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

At 14, Vincent “Vinny” Byrne was one of the youngest rebels during Easter Week, 1916. The teenager found himself in Jacob’s Biscuit Factory during t(...)

Pauric Mahony: Waterford will have to do without one of the game’s top free-takers when they take on Cork in the Munster senior hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When the news filtered out of Pauric Mahony’s atrocious injury a few weeks back, it changed tomorrow’s terms of engagement at a stroke. For all that w(...)

Sign at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Inpho.

The GAA will meet the Irish Sports Council later this month to discuss the implementation of blood testing within Gaelic games next year, which was an(...)

Wexford goalkeeper Mark Fanning in action. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The sometimes great imbalance in championship scheduling is apparent again in Thurles on Sunday when the Wexford hurlers play their sixth match in ei(...)