Eamon O Hara

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Former Sligo footballer and All Star Eamon O’Hara in action for Ireland against Australia. Photographs: Martin McIntyre and Paul Fitzpatrick

The first rule of Masters club is you don’t talk about Masters club. Wednesday night in east Galway and Gaelic football’s secret society are moving th(...)

A Fermanagh fan cheers on her team during Sunday’s quarter-final against Dublin in Croke Park. “They were 10 points down with 15 minutes go to and you would think they were the team winning.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

I found what happened in Croke Park this weekend to be eerie and genuinely disturbing. It made me fear for the game. The gap between the elite coun(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin are challenging for their third league title in a row but no longer possess the aura of invincibility that developed around the side last year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hindsight is everything but there may have been times over the usual winter ruminations when Jim Gavin and his Dublin players must have wondered if wi(...)

“Delight” as Eamon O’Hara begins his managerial career in Mayo. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Former Sligo footballer Eamon O’Hara is the latest ex-player to announce the start of his managerial career, he has been confirmed as the new manager (...)

 Sligo manager Pat Flanagan: well aware Cork are the overwhelming favourites in Saturday’s All-Ireland SFC Qualifier, but ready to meet the challenge. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

The lamentations for the state of the game in Connacht have been loud and constant but as the football championship boils down to the last 12, the fac(...)

Irish emigrants, both recent and those who have lived abroad for decades, have been keeping a close eye on the bailout story through Irish media online as it unfolded. Above is Eamon O’Hara  at home  near Cahors, southwest France with dog Filou.

By the time the bailout was agreed in November 2010, tens of thousands of people had already left Ireland as a result of the recession in search of be(...)

Goalkeeper Liam Donoghue and Alan Kerins celebrate Clarinbridge’s All-Ireland club hurling final victory over O’Loughlin Gaels at Croke Park in 2011. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Winter falls and the club championships are the collar we turn up against the cold. Huddle up for warmth a few more weeks and stave off the season’s e(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh: “I’ve been listening to Joe for a long time and I never get too worked up about it. I leave that to my Da.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We were somewhere around Garvaghy when the facts began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit light-headed; maybe you should dr(...)