Dermot Earley

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Former Offaly star Sean Lowry in action for Mayo: “Mayo always had that doubt. Behind that swagger there was doubt all the time.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Some blame the ‘curse’; others say it’s simply misfortune; many claim it’s a concoction of both, blended together through decades of heartbreak. It’s(...)

Kildare fans after the 2018 All-Ireland SFC qualifier win over Mayo at St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

The temperature was holding and the fever still hot and especially around the ice cream vans. Those first in headed straight for the shade, the rest (...)

Roscommon defender Conor Daly in action against Galway during the league. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Five Dalys will start Sunday’s Connacht final, from two different families and five sets of brothers across the two teams. They are among 165 bro(...)

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 (...)

Dermot Earley has left his role as the CEO of the GPA. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Dermot Earley has stepped down as chief executive of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) to continue his career with the Defence Forces. The former (...)

There will be no representatives from the All-Ireland champions Dublin in the international rules series this year. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There is likely to be no Dublin players in Ireland’s international rules travelling party, which leaves for Australia in just over two weeks. This wou(...)

Dermot Earley says there needs to be protocols surrounding GAA player testimonials such as the upcoming one for Colm Cooper. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Gaelic Players Association CEO Dermot Earley has called for governing protocols in relation to player testimonials. He was responding to the controver(...)

Dublin senior football manager Jim Gavin addressing the  HPX conference at the  Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena, Abbotstown, Dublin. Picture: Diarmuid Greene

If Jim Gavin spoke in public like this all the time, he wouldn’t have the staid, no-insight reputation for giving interviews that he does. Hence, he d(...)

Mayo’s Andy Moran celebrates scoring a goal against Roscommon in the FBD League. Photograph: Inpho

John O’Mahony, Fine Gael TD, answers his phone. There’s a reporter on the other end. Wants to chat about a piece for the Connacht final. No problem, s(...)

The Galway players celebrate after their victory over Dublin in the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic at  Fenway Park in  Boston in November 2015. Photograph: Emily Harney/Inpho

Eleven-a-side hurling will return to Boston again in November with the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic playing host to four intercounty sides at the famous(...)

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