Brian Whelahan

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This year’s Big Idea (actually, last year’s as well) was that Stephen Cluxton was being overlooked because he wasn’t media-friendly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Please allow me to introduce myself  I’m a man of doubtful taste  I’ve been around for a long, long year  Laid many men’s All Stars to (...)

Kilcormac-Killoughey’s Cillian Kiely leaves the pitch after being  sent off during the Leinster championship victory over   Mount Leinster Rangers. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

This weekend Offaly champions Kilcormac-Killoughey contest a third Leinster club final in six seasons. The club won the province five years ago and we(...)

Kilkenny’s Eddie Keher featured on the inaugural team in 1971. Photograph: Inpho

Within little more than 24 hours the identity of the 2016 GAA/GPA football All Stars will be known. It will presumably provoke the usual controversy o(...)

Offaly manager Michael Bond celebrates the 1998 All-Ireland hurling final victory over Kilkenny. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The dust had not even settled on Waterford and Clare’s pulsating Allianz Hurling League final in Thurles when another significant result came through (...)

Pat Flanagan with his Offaly team. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Pat Flanagan is painting a picture of Offaly football and it’s not pretty: Dublin are pulling irretrievably away from them and the rest of Lein(...)

 Brian Whelahan on the sideline during a  National League match in 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Brian Whelahan has become the first high-profile managerial casualty of the season, resigning as Offaly hurling manager after a disappointing champion(...)

Waterford’s Shane Bennett tackles Conor Lehane of Cork during the Munster SHC semi-final at Semple Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

To the victors the spoils and to the vanquished, the qualifiers. I was reminded last week of the lead-up to the 1997 Munster semi-final between Clare (...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan: will be back for the relegation play-off against Clare at Nowlan Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

DIVISION 1 QUARTER-FINALS Offaly v Tipperary, O’Connor Park, 3.0 – Offaly’s season has marked an improvement on last year and their prospects might h(...)

Limerick’s Shane Dowling: was sent off after two minutes against Offaly at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick 0-21 Offaly 1-21 A straight red card for Shane Dowling inside the first two minutes left Limerick with too big a mountain to climb against O(...)

Shane Dooley inspired Offaly’s win over Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick 0-21 Offaly 1-21Shane Dooley inspired Offaly to yet another win over Limerick as his side caused a big upset at the Gaelic Grounds.The game h(...)

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