Kevin McManamon comes on for Paul Mannion during a Super Eights game against Donegal at Croke Park in 2018. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

For something so obvious, it still came as a bit of a surprise. In early 2016, Dublin’s Kevin McManamon was being interviewed at a league launch event(...)

Mayo parade before the 2016 All-Ireland final against Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The curse on Mayo football, allegedly laid on the 1950s team, has found plenty of corroboration in the past 30 years. Since last winning the Sam Magui(...)

The Kerry and Wexford teams parading before the 1913 All-Ireland senior football final. James Rossiter, who played in this final, fought with the Irish Guards and once wrote home that he felt more nervous before an All-Ireland final than before an Irish Guard attack on the Germans. Photograph: GAA Library and Archive

By 1916, the GAA was Ireland’s largest sporting organisation with more than 500 clubs affiliated across all 32 counties. In the previous decade the Al(...)

 Michael Collins  throwing in the sliotar  to start a hurling game at Croke Park in 1921.  Photograph: Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It appears like a different world. The 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising saw the GAA project a very conventional image of its role both in the st(...)

“He was a giant of a man, like,” says Phil O’Kennedy of his uncle Seán, who is generally regarded as the irrepressible spirit behind the stunning four(...)

 Fitzgerald Stadium in  Killarney, which was named after the sporting and political revolutionary, Dick Fitzgerald. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In mid-April 1943, PD Mehigan writing as Pat ’O, this newspaper’s first GAA correspondent, conducted a whistle-stop survey of the evolution of Gaelic (...)

Prof Dick FitzGerald (left) and Prof Phil Jakeman: bioactive ingredients in milk can be incorporated into foodstuffs

Most people of a certain age can recall health campaigns urging us all to drink our “daily pinta”. Various claims were made for its health-givi(...)

A joint UCC/NUIG project will investigate the potential of food supplement omega 3, derived from marine algae, to prevent depression and boost mental health. Photograph: Getty Images

More than €26 million has been awarded to 51 food and forestry research projects by the Department of Agriculture, Minister Simon Coveney announced th(...)