Henry Shefflin

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Con O’Callaghan scores an early goal for Dublin in the All-Ireland final victory over Mayo at Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There is scarcely an English-speaking country in the world where one sport is so dominant, as football is in England. From a situation even 25 years (...)

Niall Donohue in action for Galway in 2013. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“One other person that I can’t let today pass without mentioning. He was soldiering with us for years. A good friend of mine, a first cousin of Conor (...)

Cork’s Rena Buckley lifting the  O’Duffy Cup. There are certain things in life like taxes and death, but you can add  Buckley winning an All-Ireland medal to that list.  Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Andrea Pirlo reflected in his book I Think Therefore I Play about the infamous Liverpool comeback against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final,(...)

Cork’s  Stephen McDonnell and Damien Cahalane in action against Waterford’s  Shane Bennett. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Ippho

Cork face a unique challenge on Sunday. They are going into an All-Ireland semi-final knowing the only thing that stands between them and the final is(...)

 Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly with  Shaun Murphy of Wexford. Murphy provides the cover as his fellow defenders augment the team’s attack. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Having watched Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford team up close a few times now, it’s impossible not to be impressed with the way he has them playing. Tactical(...)

A section of the  packed house at Nowlan Park watch Henry Shefflin in action: “It was two teams facing off in a battle in a desert heat, testing themselves to the last drop.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s fair to say the qualifier draw on Monday morning will be the most anticipated one since 2013. So many of the pre-summer favourites are in there (...)

Wexford’s Jack O’Connor celebrates after the county’s Leinster semi-final  victory over Kilkenny at Wexford Park.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Croke Park have clarified that the draw for this year’s first round of the All-Ireland hurling qualifiers could not take place until after next weeke(...)

A portrait of  Henry Shefflin was unveiled in the National Gallery of Ireland on Monday.  The painting by Tipperary born artist, Gerry Davis was commissioned as part of the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016. Photograph: Maxwells

The National Portrait Collection was established in 1884, the same year the GAA was founded. The collection was founded to recognise “eminent Irishm(...)

A section of the  large attendance  at Semple Stadium for the Tipperary vs Cork game. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Ah, the sounds of summer. Waves lapping on the sparkling shore, a symphony of lawnmowers filling the air, ice-cream vans tinkling their merry way up t(...)

Former Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin: Fitzgerald’s pitch incursion “crossed the line”.  Photograph:  ©INPHO/James Crombie

Banning Davy Fitzgerald from the sideline won’t impact on their likely championship date with Kilkenny, says Henry Shefflin, although what the Wexford(...)

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