Billy Morgan

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UCC celebrate their 2011 Sigerson Cup victory with manager Billy Morgan. Photograph: Inpho

Ten years ago last month, University College Cork won the centenary Sigerson Cup in Belfield. It was an affirmation of old-style collective spirit but(...)

It’s something of a hidden history but before the golden jubilee of the All Stars is celebrated at the end of this year, this week marks the 50th anni(...)

Jack Charlton with his assistant manager Maurice Setters after the 1990 World Cup quarter-final. Both men died in 2020. File photograph: Inpho

The two men could hardly have been more different, other than, in their own way, each became footballing deity. Diego Maradona’s death, at the age of(...)

Cork All-Ireland winner Kieran O’Connor has died aged 41 after a long illness. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Billy Morgan has paid tribute to the late Cork All-Ireland football winner Kieran O’Connor, who died on Wednesday at the age of 41 after a long illnes(...)

Kieran O’Connor in action for Cork during the 2008 All-Ireland quarter-finals. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tributes have been paid to All-Ireland medal winning Cork footballer and father of three, Kieran O’Connor who died from cancer on Wednesday aged 41. (...)

Cork manager Billy Morgan told his players to get down on their knees and pray they would face Meath again later that year in the championship. File photograph: The Irish Times

This Wednesday it will come and go, largely unnoticed but the 30th anniversary of Cork hurlers’ pedestrian win over Kerry in the Munster championship (...)

Cork celebrate their win over Dublin in the EirGrid GAA Football All-Ireland U20 Championship Final at Portlaoise. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The changed scheduling of the All-Ireland under-20 football championship has not been well received amongst the GAA’s provincial councils. Speaking o(...)

Nemo Rangers’ Alan O’Donovan contests a high ball with Joseph O’Connor and Michael O’Donnell of Austin Stacks during the Munster club football semi-final  at Páirc Uí Rinn, Ballintemple. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

For all the cruel or unusually early timing of it, there is something perfectly apt about the first big football match of the new decade. Because wh(...)

 Donald Trump plays a round of golf after the opening of The Trump International golf links course in Aberdeen, Scotland, in July, 2012. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty

In Sunshine or in Shadow by Donald McRae (Simon & Schuster, €8.00) The more you think about the Troubles, the more you dig into what da(...)

Roy Keane and relatives carry the remains of his father Mossie from Farranree Church, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The late father of former Irish soccer player Roy Keane considered all of his children to be stars and was so cherished by his family that they kept a(...)

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