Damian Lawlor

8 results

Devin Toner: “If I don’t get picked again, I’ve got 70 caps for Ireland. I’ve won a fair bit and I’ve played well when I did.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When the World Stops Watching chronicles the thoughts and internal mechanisms that can go wonky when sporting careers start to lurch and fail before g(...)

Champagne Football is a book to enjoy now but also to look forward to rereading again in a decade, just to see how stranger than fiction it all was. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Best Champagne Football by Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan (Penguin, €12.99) We’re a mad little country at the back of it all. Where else (...)

Oulart-The Ballagh’s Garrett Sinnott scores a goal past goalkeeper Jack Cushe of Naomh Eanna during the Wexford SHC semi-final at Chadwicks Wexford Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

In the early days of Ireland’s lockdown, when being told to stay home felt like a novelty and was accompanied by an unexpected burst of Mediterranean (...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch: one of the three nominees for the Hurler of the Year award along with Galway duo Joe Canning and Pádraic- Mannion. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Limerick’s rise to the top of the hurling world after an enthralling championship is reflected in the nominations for this year’s PwC All Stars awards(...)

Marion Graham greets RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey. Photograph:  ©INPHO/James Crombie

“Let me treat you to an ice-cream,” says Marty Morrissey, and we go to Doyle’s Corner, a shop beside Semple Stadium. “You have to have an ice-cream fr(...)

Sky Sports will show 14 games exclusively during the 2018 GAA football and hurling championships. Photo: Inpho

Sky Sports will broadcast 20 live GAA fixtures over the summer, including exclusive showings of five of the new Super 8 matches in the football champi(...)

Carlow footballers have already achieved what few other counties will achieve this year – their primary objective. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If you aren’t on twitter, then maybe the news that Carlow won promotion from Division 4 last Sunday would have passed you by. If you are on twitter, t(...)

THE BEST The Bloodied Field by Michael Foley (O’Brien Press, €16.99) A sports book, a history book, a thriller. Like a quietly determined geek wit(...)