Barry O’Connor’s affable nature has made him a popular figure at the Swans with players and staff:   Photograph: Inpho

The seemingly idyllic lifestyle that Wexford’s Barry O’Connor signed up for at the AFL’s Sydney Swans has changed irrevocably in a matter of months. H(...)

Anton Tohill (left) is to return to Collingwood in Melbourne and will undergo two weeks of quarantine when he arrives in Australia. Photograph:  Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Six former intercounty footballers have been cleared to return to Australia this weekend to resume their AFL careers after winning visa approval to re(...)

 Action from the round one AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Sydney Swans at the Adelaide Oval on March 21st. Photograph: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images

There’s surreal and there’s playing professional sport in an empty stadium surreal. Colin O’Riordan and his Sydney Swans team were in the Adelaide Ova(...)

Men survery the scene of the dig at the Emmet family plot in St Peter’s Chruch in Dublin in 1903. Photograph: Representative Church Body Library/Colin O’Riordan

The disappearance of the body of Robert Emmet is one of the great mysteries of Irish history. Emmet was tried and then hanged for instigating the ill(...)

Jamie Clarke celebrates his late goal for Armagh which clinched victory over Tipperary in the All-Ireland SFC 3B qualifier clash in Thurles. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Armagh 1-17 Tipperary 1-15 Tipperary manager Liam Kearns was furious with referee Paddy Neilan following Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC round 3B defea(...)

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns says he is proud of his team. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Started in Dungarvan’s Fraher Field, ended in Croke Park. Some distance travelled. “I am not going to sit here and say I was Jim McGuinness and I tol(...)

Munster hurling championship opener against Cork this May was Kennedy’s senior hurling debut for Tipperary. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Hurling in Tipperary being eternal, football remains a mere babe in the ashen forest. Séamus Kennedy is proof enough. A rare dualist who veered towar(...)

Tipperary captain Peter Acheson, pictured with manager Liam Kearns after Sunday’s quarter-final victory over Galway: “I’m the third-oldest player and I’m only 26 but the young fellas, they are brave out. They go for it, which suits our style of play.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tipperary footballers reaching an All-Ireland semi-final is no overnight success. There are plenty of medals in their pockets. Some for hurling but m(...)

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns with Peter Acheson at the end of the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Liam Kearns is still standing. At the table in the media room. We all sit in the flip-out chairs. No seat needed for this Kerry man. He will stand al(...)

 Damien Comer  in action against Roscommon. He has proviced a useful fulcrum for Galway’s attack so far this summer.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC Quarter-Final: Galway v Tipperary, Croke Park, Sunday, 4.0 (RTÉ 1) The Sunday Game panel will have to watch themselves on this one(...)

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