Jack O Connor

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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(...)

Laois line up for the Leinster final against Dublin at Croke Park. It was their first appearance in the decider in 12 years. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

When John Sugrue took over as Laois manager in late 2017, the job he faced into looked like trying to catch Niagara before it hit the rocks. If Laois(...)

Wexford’s Liam Óg McGovern scores a point against Kilkenny. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Wexford 1-19 Kilkenny 1-12 This is not a pursuit for serious folk. If mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun, what does it say for the rest(...)

Tom Johnson was the leader of the Labour Party from 1917 to 1927 and the leader of the opposition in the absence of anti-Treaty politicians between 1922 and 1927

The Democratic Programme, one of four seminal documents adopted by the first Dáil, set out the vision for a new Republic upon which the War of Indepen(...)

The remains of actor Jer O’Leary, being carried out of the Church of St. Agatha’s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Actor, activist, artist, raconteur, orator, and trade unionist Jer O’Leary (73), who died in Dublin on St Stephen’s Day, had a favourite quotation: “I(...)

Naomh Eanna (Gorey) 2-11 St Martin’s 0-13 Naomh Eanna created their own piece of history with a magnificent four-point victory over reigning champion(...)

Darran O’Sullivan of Kerry on his way to scoring against Armagh in 2006. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Kerry’s Darran O’Sullivan has retired from inter-county football with four All-Ireland medals and an All Star. He joins Donnchadh Walsh, Kieran Donag(...)

Peter Keane has been manager of the successful Kerry minor side for the last three seasons. Photograph:  Oisín Keniry/Inpho

After some debate, and it seems some compromise, Peter Keane is now set to take over as Kerry senior football manager. Keane’s name will be ratified (...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy celebrates a goal in the 2014 All-Ireland final victory over Donegal at Croke Park.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kieran Donaghy was the breath of fresh air that kept blowing through Kerry football for a dozen years. He has left the scene just as he entered; a fu(...)

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