Jack O'Connor

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Kerry selector Donie Buckley: 'He’d always talk about initial contact – when you go into the tackle you should be turning the player or slowing him down.' Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The standout achievements by Kerry in the drawn All-Ireland final was the tactical clamp that prevented Dublin flooding into their customary scoring z(...)

Mickey Harte: set to take charge of Tyrone for the 18th year. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There are just five vacancies left in the list of county football managers for the coming year. Galway, London, Laois, Wicklow and Tipperary have yet(...)

Tomas O’Se of Kerry with Bryan Cullen of Dublin in the  All-Ireland SFC final in 2011. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin-Kerry: it’s become like one of those genetic sequences that has mutated drastically in a short space of time. Suddenly Kerry, comfortably the m(...)

Seven sets of twins  started first-year at Glanmire Community College for the second year in a row. They are Jack and Callum O’Connor, Peter and Sean O’Brien, Adam and Sarah Hayes, Japheth and Joanna Kolawole, Ethan and Heather Bowman, Zach and Howard O’Connor, Oliwia Przychodzka and Oskar Przychodzki. Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

It was very much a case of staff and pupils at a Cork secondary school having to do “a double take” on Tuesday morning when, for the second year in su(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh and TJ Reid in action against Kevin Foley and Paudie Foley of Wexford during the Leinster SHC round-robin game at Wexford Park. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Wexford 0-21 Kilkenny 1-18 We were asking Davy Fitzgerald what making the Leinster final meant to Wexford when Rory O’Connor came at him from behind (...)

The hurling final showed that well handled, Limerick have the makings of a dynasty. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I remember during a general election some years ago watching the church canvassers regrouping as the last of the Mass goers trooped in and getting rea(...)

BHSL executive chairman Denis Brosnan

Irish waste-to-energy company BHSL has agreed a new €1.5 million deal to sell its technology for use in France. It has also confirmed it is close to c(...)

Limerick’s Peter Casey shoots under pressure from Liam Ryan of Wexford during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at Innovate Wexford Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

 Wexford 2-11 Limerick 1-17   It’s a long time since Limerick got to open a league campaign as All-Ireland champions and they duly made the(...)

In the 2003 All-Ireland semi-final Tyrone defeated Kerry in a high-energy display of swarm tackling but also superior kicking. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

We live in the present, not in the future. Nearly 30 years ago I asked a senior colleague what it had been like to cover football in Kerry’s ‘Golden Y(...)

Kerry’s manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice and his daughter Faye after his final game in charge against Kildare in Killarney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was the worst of both worlds: the intimacy of an NFL fixture in November combined with the sensibilities of a Premier League soccer match. Dublin h(...)

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