Eoin Larkin

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The Irish Times has been shortlisted in three categories for the 2021 Headline Mental Health Media Awards – which recognise excellence in the coverage(...)

Cork’s Jack O’Connor charges through the Dublin defence during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

My routine when I landed into Croke Park was always one of structure and process. I was a creature of habit. I got security from whatever nuggets of f(...)

For Davy Fitzgerald and Brian Lohan, this is year-defining and it may even define their times with their respective groups. It is that big. File photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It’s late June in 2013 and it’s almost 9pm. My head is in my hands and I’m looking at the floor of the dressing room in O’Moore Park. Beads of sweat f(...)

Limerick celebrate their victory over Waterford in last season’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park. They need to make subtle changes in personnel, positional switches  and tactics to keep the opposition guessing. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpoho

The months after you win an All-Ireland are the rollercoaster of a lifetime. Liam MacCarthy goes to so many social occasions, he has his own separate(...)

Meath’s Bernard Flynn gets away from  Tony Davis of Cork during the 1987 All-Ireland Final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Meehan/Inpho

Bernard Flynn, having eased himself into the remote media call for TG4’s Laochra Gael programme, airing this Thursday – and expressed surprise at his (...)

Eoin Larkin believes a lack of desire will hamper Kilkenny’s hopes of success.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Former Hurler of the Year and Kilkenny All-Ireland winner Eoin Larkin is pessimistic about the county’s immediate future and feels that neither the ca(...)

Richie Hogan scores a goal for Kilkenny in their Leinster final win over Galway. Photograph: Inpho

On a frigid night in Croke Park, Brian Cody came to us radiating satisfaction. The press duties during this championship are conducted about halfway u(...)

If Michael Fennelly is to bring Offaly back into contention as a senior hurling county, it will be by emphasising core traits of togetherness. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Michael Fennelly once said that one of the hardest championship hours he ever spent was against Offaly. It was in 2008 and it left its mark on him. Ki(...)

Ballyhale’s Colin Fennelly celebrates after the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-21 James Stephens 1-15 On a sharp, sunny afternoon in Nowlan Park, All-Ireland champions Ballyhale re-asserted their local domi(...)

Brian Cody celebrates Kilkenny’s 2008 All-Ireland final win over Waterford. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

251 - League and championship games as Kilkenny manager. His first one was a league match in Páirc Uí Rinn against Cork in February 1999. Kilkenny los(...)

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