Ian O Riordan

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 Pat Hickey:  facing ticket-touting charges in Rio de Janeiro following his arrest at the Olympic Games. Photograph: Alan Betson

Lawyers acting for Pat Hickey, who is facing ticket-touting charges in Rio de Janeiro following his arrest at the Olympic Games last August, have lodg(...)

Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Dublin at Croke Park. Phorograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sometimes the silence can be like thunder. Nothing Éamonn Fitzmaurice could or maybe even should say was about to change the result, other than help (...)

Michael Conlan’s post-defeat interview was grief in sport at it’s most cruel. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ian O’Riordan -Thomas Barr’s dreams become reality Performances of starry-eyed wonder can come at you from all directions at the Olympics, often when(...)

Kerry’s Aidan O’Mahony is sent off by referee Eddie Kinsella at the Division One final in Croke Park. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Most managers will tell you they learn as much in defeat as in victory, although Eamonn Fitzmaurice was not being as philosophical as that. Defeat to(...)

Thanks to Katie Taylor, things are looking up for Ireland at the Olympics.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“It’s like déjà vu all over again” is a quote attributed to the famous American baseball player and coach Yogi Berra and, for everyone looking back wi(...)

Dublin hurler Mark Schutte and Galway’s Dave Collins at a press conference announcing the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival Announcement, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox

It may not offer much consolation for the way their seasons ended but the Dublin and Galway hurlers are headed for Boston’s Fenway Park at the end of(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh:  “Every player wants to be playing, but if someone is going better than you they deserve to be playing.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Around 8pm on Friday evening, Brian Cody will assemble the entire Kilkenny hurling squad in the upstairs meeting room adjacent to Nowlan Park. In his (...)

Gold medallist Usain Bolt turns to wave to the crowd during the victory ceremony for the men’s 200 metres. Photograph: Getty Images

For a sport reportedly on its deathbed, might events in Beijing over the last seven days be considered a glorious resurrection? It certainly takes so(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly scores his side’s  fourth goal against Kildare in the Leinster semi-final at Croke Park last Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s hard to condemn the team you soldiered with for 16 years, although these are troubled times for Kildare football, and Dermot Earley in no way den(...)

Ireland’s Darren O’Neill, who fights in the  Men’s Heavy 91kg class. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

So, and in no particular order, that’s Darren O’Neill, Brendan Irvine, Dean Gardiner, Ceire Smith, Dean Walsh, Adam Nolan, Sean McComb, Michael O’Rei(...)

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