Con Houlihan

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The match report in The Irish Times the day after the Colours match had been marred by trouble. Photo: The Irish Times archive

The 1977 colours match between Trinity and UCD was just a few minutes old when UCD hooker and Ireland international John Cantrell took a hefty punch t(...)

In 1994, at the Irish senior championships, they were pulling runners out of the mud for hours afterwards. There must be dozens of spikes still buried in those fields, lost souvenirs of a running war.

We were already ankle deep in mud and soon to be destroyed by the madness, starving, hysterical, naked. There are some things that young and innocent (...)

Euro 88: I was damned if I was going to witness the event chasing other supporters for quotes and racing to meet deadlines. I would be going as a fan, a paid-up member of Jack’s Green Army. Photograph: INM/Getty

In the spring of 1988 I was a 24-year-old reporter at the Irish Press when my editor offered me a dream assignment: would I be the paper’s colour writ(...)

Grand slam: Joe Schmidt gives Ireland a prematch talk at Twickenham. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

When he was writing about his rugby career in The Battle, his autobiography, from 2016, the former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell reflected on how he (...)

George Hamilton  at Greystones Golf Club on Tuesday. “I am astonished really that at this point in my life I have ended up with this schedule of commitments.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It will be a little before 11 o’clock this morning local time when George Hamilton takes his seat behind the mic at Danmarks Radio at DR Byen, hard by(...)

The Marquis de Favra

Reading the preface of a new book about Flann O’Brien this week, I was reminded of a famous comment by another Irish newspaper columnist of old, Con H(...)

Cillian O’Connor missed late chances to see Mayo past Roscommon in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final in Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Anyone who knows anything about marathon running will tell you it’s not the distance that kills, it’s the pace. As championship runs go, Mayo are fast(...)

The association is also seeking nominations for its Laochra Chiarraí award

The Kerry Association in Dublin is seeking nominations for its annual Kerry Person of the Year award. The association, which was formed in 1951, init(...)

Rob Heffernan is presented with the 2012 London Olympic Men’s 50km Race Walk bronze medal  at City Hall in Cork Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Because we don’t know when we’re going to die we all believe our life story has yet to be told. Even those of us who realise our lives are receding be(...)

Almost 20,000 runners are tackling the 2016 SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon after having to contend with the unexpected obstacle of an unattended (...)

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