Jack O Connor

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Irish delegates at the UN Youth Climate Summit in New York Jack O’Connor and Valerie Molay.  Photograph: Kevin O’Sullivan

The world has “gone past the point of idle conversation” about how to respond to climate change, according to Jack O’Connor, a young climate ambassado(...)

 Jack O’Connor at  Croke Park, Dublin, in 2015. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

From Jack O’Connor’s home at St Finian’s Bay in south Kerry, overlooking the Atlantic, to Kildare’s Hawkfield training base outside Newbridge is a 645(...)

Alannah Bradley; Lorna Barron; Denise Dowds and Marie Barr, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph : Julian Behal

Twenty “inspirational” teachers from across Ireland have been shortlisted for a new initiative aimed at recognising the contribution of the teaching p(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin will be hot favourites for the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kerry optimism For all Dublin’s success on the All-Ireland final stage one trend stands out. For Kerry it provides a source of hope. After going fu(...)

Jack O’Connor will take over as Kildare football manager on a three-year term. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Jack O’Connor has been ratified as the new manager of the Kildare footballers. The former Kerry boss has been appointed for three years with a review (...)

Kerry’s Tommy Walsh: “I was probably putting pressure on myself, and trying to do things at a hundred miles an hour, and things just weren’t coming off.”Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

In September 2006, Kerry and Roscommon played out a gripping All-Ireland minor football final which ended in a 0-15 to 0-15 draw. The Kerry team was a(...)

Kerry Minors manager James Costello. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 1-12 Tyrone 0-9 Kerry remain on course for a sixth successive All-Ireland MFC title, through to another semi-final following their comeback win(...)

Tipperary’s John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer in action against Clare during the Munster SHC at Cusack Park in Ennis. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are a couple of points worth making about this weekend before looking at the matches. Huge crowds are expected in both Croke Park and Limerick b(...)

The Kerry  team celebrate winning the Munster minor football championship at  Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork 2-14 Kerry 3-14 Kerry minor manager James Costello praised his team’s character as they made it seven Munster minor football titles in a row on(...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath eludes Limerick’s Richie English  during the Munster championship clash at Thurles. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Borrowing a metaphor from another sport, there was an element of shadow boxing to events in Thurles, a phony war where neither eventual winners Tipper(...)

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