Charlie Vernon

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Armagh’s Kieran McGeeney watches his team beat Down in extra-time of their Ulster quarter-final clash. Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho

Down 3-13 Armagh 2-17 AET It may have took years in the making, but at last Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney has wrestled that most stubborn of monkeys(...)

Jamie Clarke: opted out for the entire 2016 season but re-established himself during Armagh’s league run this year. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Jamie Clarke will make his first championship start for Armagh since 2015 when starting at corner forward in Sunday’s Ulster football quarter-final ag(...)

Ulster’s Eoin Donnelly is presented with the Interprovincial football cup by GAA President Aogan O’Fearghail. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Ulster 2-16 Connacht 3-10 A strong second half performance by Ulster gave them their 32nd Inter-provincial football triumph in an entertaining game(...)

Vinny was shortlisted for driver of the year four times but never won the award. “A scurrilous oversight” said Brennie

The bus, a 130 of course, eased out of the garage on to the Clontarf Road and turned right along the seafront, towards the city centre. It was driven(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

“Chaps, we have the bus, so let’s use it, I say,” said Charlie. “I suggest our first port of call should be Leopardstown . . .”.

Barney’s Bus had just tottered through Tulsk on Sunday at noon when Vinny Fitzpatrick tilted his large head against the window pane and began to nod o(...)

As dead-eye Dick rolled four bowls in a tight cluster around the jack, Vinny’s frailties were exposed. Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

As play unfolded at a funereal pace, and in a monastic silence broken only by the occasional clink, Vinny Fitzpatrick questioned his sanity. “How did(...)

For most of his 57 years, Vinny had lived off the fat of the pig, from sausies, rasher rinds and pork chops, to black and white pudding and his Ma’s honey-baked ham. Photo: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty

As do-gooders filled the airwaves to warn folk about the hazards of red meat, and specifically Curly Wee’s finest flesh, Vinny Fitzpatrick went on the(...)

“How has it comes to this? How can a true-blue supporter, who has been at every All-Ireland final involving the Dubs since ’63, and whose Da played against Heffo, be turned away?”

The act of generosity was as unexpected as it was late. So late, in fact, that Vinny Fitzpatrick did something he had never done before; he ditched(...)

Vinny’s remarks were tantamount to an accusation of cheating, the worst slur on any golfer’s character

When Vinny Fitzpatrick was feeling jittery he was prone to sweating in all the usual places, and a few unusual ones too, like his upper lip. His gland(...)

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