Con Brosnan

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Free State soldiers fighting against Republican forces at O’Connell Bridge in Dublin during the Irish Civil War. Photograph:  Brooke/Topical Press Agency/Getty

Ireland should desist from mythologising war and instead speak of it in all its horror and pain as the country continues with its commemorations of ev(...)

The GAA HQ team remember the 14 victims who lost their lives in the Bloody Sunday tragedy 100 years on at the launch of the GAA Museum’s Bloody Sunday centenary events series at Croke Park.  Photograph  Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

This year’s GAA Museum summer school heard on Friday in Croke Park that the hard part of the current wave of centenaries is still to come with the 100(...)

Kerry’s Páidí Ó Sé is held aloft by supporters after Kerry’s victory over Dublin in the 1985 All-Ireland Football final. Ready to greed him is Kerry manager Mick O’Dwyer. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Phil O’Sullivan is one of 33 Kerry men to have lifted the Sam Maguire so far. Through the phantasmagorical collage of the Kerry football tradition, th(...)

The Kerry All-Ireland winning team of 1930.  Back Row, from left: Jack Walsh, Dee O’Connor, JJ Landers, J Barrett, J O Sullivan, J Riordan, Tim O Donnell, Dan Ryan, Eamonn Fitzgerald. Middle: Jack McCarthy, Paddy Whitty, Con Brosnan, Paul Russell, Tommy Barrett, Dan O’Keeffe, Miko Doyle. Front: Jackie Ryan, Bob Stack, Eddie ‘Pedlar’ Sweeney, John Joe Sheehy (c), Tim Landers, Con Geaney

We’ve never been great ones for numbers in Irish sport. The idea that a single number could tell the full story of a person’s career, or a club’s hist(...)