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Tracey Kennedy, chair of Cork GAA: ‘Each of us has to take responsibility for our own actions. It’s easy to blame a club, but none of us have to attend games or attend celebrations.’ Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Cork GAA has no plans to sanction Cork City club Blackrock following on-street breaches of Covid-19 regulations after the club won its first county hu(...)

Stephen Roche celebrates after winning in 1987. Photo: Getty Images

The voice is almost shot already, the madness only beginning to unfold. Boom, the ski resort seeming to shake as Lauren Fignon of Système U and profe(...)

A day out on Cork’s Marina. File photograph: Clare Keogh/Cork City Council

The pedestrianisation of a section of Cork’s Marina as part of measures to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic has been warmly welcomed by the city’s lord ma(...)

John Horan: “I would hate to think when all this is over that as an organisation we would have made a decision that cost any family a member of their family.”  Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Reiterating the view that games activity is extremely unlikely while social distancing is still recommended, GAA President John Horan said that the as(...)

Michael Lyster presenting The Sunday Game in 1990. Photograph: Inpho

On Sunday evening, RTÉ’s Sunday Game returns – so integral to the nation’s summer that it has to be there even if the games aren’t. The programme is a(...)

Des Cahill: the likeable sports presenter seems a little lost on RTÉ Radio 1’s Des’s Island Discs

At a time when those who still have a job need to adopt new work practices, even household name presenters find themselves obliged to operate outside (...)

‘As we all educate ourselves about this, expect a surge in sales of tripods and lenses, as well as Instagram-style beautification apps’. Kathy Bates in Misery. Photograph: Columbia Pictures

Everything acclerates in a crisis. That’s as true of culture as it is of technology, politics and economics. Standards and priorities change, new form(...)

Mayo’s Ciaran Treacy celebrates scoring a late goal against Kerry at the Allianz Football League Division 1 final at Croke Park on March 31st, 2019. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Although there has been much speculation on the future of the GAA’s 2020 championship, the consensus is that this year’s league won’t be completed. Th(...)

 Dublin’s  O’Connell Street on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Tom Honan

Is it just me or is it very hot in here? Might just take a little lie down. Perhaps it was unwise to discontinue self-isolating after visiting the (...)

Bernard Griffin, second from the left, with Scunthorpe’s ’Irish Iron’ away kit at Glanford Park.

Bernard Griffin In case you haven’t been paying complete attention, League Two side Scunthorpe United have been playing their away games this season (...)

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