Ger Loughnane

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Carlow’s Sean Whelan celebrates victory while Offaly’s Pat Camon shows his  dejection after the Division 1B relegation play-off at O’Connor Park, Tullamore. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Back in early October 1995, within weeks of Clare having won a fabled hurling All-Ireland, they headed to Tralee for round one of the hurling league, (...)

Joe Canning after the victory over Clare in Thurles. “We had a lot of doubters outside our group, even in our home county. It’s just great that we could quieten a few today.”  Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

There was much indignation and surprise when, in the minutes after Galway’s draining hurling semi-final replay win over Clare, Joe Canning made a poin(...)

Women draw tickets during the Irish Hospitals Sweep Hurdle draw (sweepstakes) at Ballsbridge in Dublin in January 1986.Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Margaret Thatcher told Peter Mandelson “you can’t trust the Irish; they’re all liars”. That was a bit harsh, maybe. But we’re certainly not above the (...)

The Game – The Story of Hurling tracks the history of hurling. Photograph: Donall Farmer

Lorry Ladies Monday, BBC One, 7.30pm Angela Rippon is a trailblazer. Back in the 1970s, she became the first woman to regularly present the news for(...)

Limerick’s Ciaran Carey in action against beats Clare’s Ger O’Loughlin at the Gaelic Grounds in 1996. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

“Mere fans and enjoyers and chroniclers have the memory of That Point: Mackey has his stand; very shortly, Power shall have his monument; Carey has Th(...)

Ted Walsh and Brian Kerr don’t hold back on ‘Ireland’s Greatest Sporting Moment’

Remember After Dark, that late-night discussion programme on Channel 4 way back? The one that had no fixed end time, instead going on for as long as a(...)

Galway’s Jason Flynn and Michael Cahill of Tipperary in action at the Gaelic Grounds: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s rare for a league final to transform perceptions to the extent that Sunday’s annihilation of Tipperary has. The carefully nurtured narrative that(...)

Brian Cody: Even since  September 5th, 2011, his team  has  won three All-Irelands in five years, and been beaten in another final, with a team supposedly “in transition”. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

It’s five and half years since I first thought that maybe now would be a good time for Brian Cody to leave his post as Kilkenny hurling manager. The (...)

John Allen, Aoife Ní Chonchúir & Michael Rice with Dara Ó Cinnéide on Seó Spóirt on TG4. Photo: Seó Spóirt TG4 Twitter

The popular TG4 programme Seó Spóirt is to be cancelled, with the current series finishing up at the end of the Allianz Leagues in April. The decision(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody: “There is just no limit to what that man can do.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It is not easy to encapsulate the latest reminder of Kilkenny’s greatness. Then you hear Ger Loughnane, so long their nemesis, lay garlands at Brian (...)

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