Mickey Harte: “I never seen so many people so interested in people in homes and other places around the country that can’t see television. It seems strange that these people suddenly have such a grá for these people.”  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Monday morning at Tyrone’s All-Ireland semi-final press event before facing Kerry this Sunday, and Mickey Harte finds himself both agitated and amused(...)

Niall McGinn is all smiles in Saint-George-de-Reneins. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Out in Beaujolais country, north of Lyon, a new and different kind of red has started to be talked about. There’s one in the vet’s window on Avenue Ch(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness and his assistant John Duffy. “It has been phenomenal. To be involved with that group is a privilege. To be a part of the training sessions, to see what Jim does, to be at cutting edge of sports science and to be among a squad of players at the top of their game . . . I feel like I am being coached.”  Photograph:  Donna McBride/©INPHO/Presseye

“I don’t have any,” says John Duffy evenly of one the most common consequences of playing sport: regret. “I was never ambitious. I enjoyed playing foo(...)

Owen Mulligan with his long-time manager and mentor, Tyrone boss Mickey Harte. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If you leave out the fight with the paint scraper and the bar owner’s reproach at the smashed windows (‘I’m sorry Mugsy, I can’t stand by you this tim(...)

Goalkeeper Liam Donoghue and Alan Kerins celebrate Clarinbridge’s All-Ireland club hurling final victory over O’Loughlin Gaels at Croke Park in 2011. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Winter falls and the club championships are the collar we turn up against the cold. Huddle up for warmth a few more weeks and stave off the season’s e(...)