David Burke

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Galway’s Conor Whelan celebrates after the All-Ireland final win with a Galway flag bearing Niall’s image. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Writing about the Galway hurler Niall Donohue last week, the one thought that kept recurring was just how little we know about suicide. As a society i(...)

Niall Donohue in action for Galway in 2013. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“One other person that I can’t let today pass without mentioning. He was soldiering with us for years. A good friend of mine, a first cousin of Conor (...)

Constituencies, all outside Dublin, raised €180,000 in the church gate national collection last year

There is a “lot of resistance” in rural Fianna Fáil constituencies to ending the traditional national church gate fundraising collection, the party’s (...)

David Burke at the announcement of PwC’s sponsorship of the GAA/GPA All-Stars scheme for four years.  Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Given where he has come from, you might expect All-Ireland-winning Galway hurling captain David Burke to look across the border into Mayo and urge th(...)

Galway manager Micheál Donoghue shows the Liam MacCarthy Cup to the welcoming home crowd in Ballinasloe on Monday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As Liam MacCarthy heads west, Galway’s players have a great few months ahead of them. Nothing beats winning All-Irelands. I have yet to see an All-Ir(...)

Galway fans have been able to watch  careers grow and develop – in the case of Johnny Coen and David Burke, above, from wing-men to possibly the best midfield partnership in the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pádraig Kelly, of Galway and Sarsfields, won man of the match in the 1993 All-Ireland hurling final, the last time a player on the losing side won tha(...)

All-Ireland champions: Galway captain David Burke with Martin Cummins at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, in Crumlin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The morning after the night before for the All-Ireland champions always involves a visit to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, in Crumlin in Dublin. It i(...)

Micheál Donoghue: only when the final whistle went was the Galway manager swept up in the emotion of it all. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile via Getty

They say All-Ireland finals are not necessarily won on the sideline, or in the making of substitutions, but they can be lost there, and for that Galwa(...)

Joe Canning: the scream he sent up into the Cusack stand contained all the good and all the bad from 10 seasons’ toil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sights and sounds and scenes. The end of an All-Ireland final is often like this. Something happens, usually a forlorn miss by the chasing team or a w(...)

Joe Canning of Galway celebrates  at Croke Park in Dublin. Photograph:  (Photo By Eoin Noonan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

It has been the year of maroon redemption. After 29 winters of searching, the Tribes go roaring back to the west. Galway is a hurling county in its so(...)

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