The watching world held its breath as Danish footballer Christian Eriksen suddenly collapsed during a Euro 2020 game against Finland in Copenhagen. Thankfully he has since made a good recovery. Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/EPA

In pre-Covid times, the Irish were generally known to be good at death, at celebrating a life, at coming together to send someone off, making light of(...)

Mourners attend the funeral for Monaghan GAA U20 star Brendan Og Duffy at St McCartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A rising GAA star who was killed in car crash hours after leading his county team to victory brought love, kindness and happiness to all who knew him,(...)

 Monaghan players stand for a moment’s applause in memory of  Under-20s captain Brendán Óg Duffy. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

You could tell listening to the radio that there was something odd about the commentary from Newry on Saturday. It was a rip-roaring match that Monagh(...)

Dublin’s Cian Boland and Michael Carey of Kilkenny. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-25 Dublin 0-19 Kilkenny retained the Bob O’Keeffe Cup on a sweltering evening in Croke Park on Saturday. Apart from a second-quarter flour(...)

Conor McManus celebrates a Monaghan   score against Armagh at Pairc Esler, Newry. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

Armagh 2-21 Monaghan 4-17 Sometimes a game is more than a game. The tragic backdrop of the death of Monaghan Under-20 captain Brendan Óg Duffy on Fr(...)

Limerick’s Declan Hannon lifts the Mick Mackey Cup as Limerick are Munster champions. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Last winter the All-Ireland championships were like a comfort blanket for the nation. Now, on the hottest weekend of the year, the old games moved acr(...)