Colm O Rourke

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They started and finished with GAA royalty, sitting down with Jimmy Barry Murphy in Cork city in June of 2018 and having an outdoor coffee with Jack O(...)

 Peter Canavan and his son Darragh Canavan after Saturday’s All-Ireland football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

‘The son of God’ Already, inevitably, given the nickname ‘the son of God’, Darragh Canavan has claimed his first All-Ireland senior medal at the age (...)

Before Saturday’s Lory Meagher Cup final, the Cavan hurlers last played a championship match at Jones’ Road in 1909. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tankings To beat an old drum, one of the accepted truisms of GAA analysis at present is that a tiered football championship would reduce the number o(...)

Meath’s Bernard Flynn gets away from  Tony Davis of Cork during the 1987 All-Ireland Final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Meehan/Inpho

Bernard Flynn, having eased himself into the remote media call for TG4’s Laochra Gael programme, airing this Thursday – and expressed surprise at his (...)

Plans to restrict commuter traffic in Dublin’s Phoenix Park are ‘flawed’, Leo Varadkar has claimed.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Plans to restrict commuter traffic in Dublin’s Phoenix Park are “flawed” and have “upset” locals and “alienated” older people, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar h(...)

tens of thousands of energetic, committed and talented teenagers for whom school sport, at all levels, was a source of enjoyment and structure and ambition, suddenly vanished due to Covid restrictions. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s school playing fields are empty. Their gyms are silent and shuttered. Since the first schools closure was announced almost a year ago, there(...)

Dublin’s Sinéad Aherne and Carla Rowe celebrate after winning the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies’ Senior Football Championship final at  Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Máire O’Shaughnessy’s thank-you list was so lengthy during her victory speech after Meath beat Westmeath in Sunday’s All-Ireland Intermediate final, h(...)

Dublin celebrate after the victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland Final at Croke Park. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Ah God Mayo, how much more can ye take? Hearts smithereened all over again, still searching for a vaccine for, well, the Dubdemic. RTÉ had started th(...)

Brendan Gleeson speaking at the GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Ah here, as Joanne Cantwell put it, “what a weekend”, among the highlights Tipperary winning the Munster football title for the first time in 85 years(...)

 Dr Ronan Glynn, right, gave  Nphet members a  dressing down this week over the amount of times ‘Nphet sources’ are quoted in the media. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Spare a thought for the poor members of Nphet, many plucked from the groves of Academe or harvested from the higher echelons of the HSE and Civil Serv(...)

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