Jack O Shea

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Dermot Flanagan in action for Mayo against Roscommon in the 1989 Connacht final. ‘When I played in the finals in 1989, 1996 and ’97, I had no knowledge of this ‘myth’ as it was never referred to by any of the members of that team or anyone else.’ Photograph: James Meehan/Inpho

When Dermot Flanagan dismisses the Mayo ‘curse,’ as having the same basis in reality as “a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow”, he does so with some (...)

James McCartan was named back-to-back Footballer of the Year in 1960 and 1961. Photograph: Mark Pearce/Presseye/Inpho

The death of James (Jim) McCartan, at the age of 85, is a sad loss for football, particularly in his native Down, where his memory will be revered for(...)

Clare Island whiskey maker Carl O’Grady and The Dolphin, the island’s former ferry and now a whiskey maturing vessel, overlooked by Grace O’Malley’s Castle. Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

I’m hunkered down with Clare Island man Carl O’Grady inside the cramped hold of a 36ft-long, timber-hulled boat tied to a buoy in the middle of the is(...)

Brian Fenton of Dublin is interviewed after receiving his PwC GAA/GPA Footballer of the Year award for 2020. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Gods make their own importance. On Saturday night, as he basked in the glow of being named Footballer of the Year for the second time in three seasons(...)

 Jack O’Shea, matter-of-factly let his retirement from a career that earned seven All-Irelands drop in the dressingroom after Clare’s monumental Munster title win in 1992. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

I shall be as delicate as possible in recalling this in order to preserve anonymity. An irascible boss arrives at a promotional event to find that it (...)

Clare captain Francis McInerney celebrates with fans after the victory over Kerry in the 1992 Munster SFC Final at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday, July 19th 1992, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick Munster SFC final: Clare 2-10, Kerry 0-12 Time mightn’t be integral to sporting shocks but it’s oft(...)

 Sean Lowry and Mick Lowry lift the Sam Maguire for Offaly after they avenged the 1981  final defeat a year later to dash Kerry’s dream of five-in-a-row of All-Ireland triumphs. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

TG4’s new series, All-Ireland Gold moved on to its second instalment at the weekend. Clearly indebted to BBC’s Rock and Roll Years and RTÉ’s immense(...)

What exercised most of the callers to Liveline last Thursday was, of course, the filthy fornication that has featured so prominently in Normal People,(...)

Seán O’Shea  is challenged by Dublin’s Brian Fenton. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

1 Shane Ryan Put two kick-outs over the sideline but cannot be heavily criticised as a wealth of his balls found Kerry hands at the peak of their lea(...)

Paul Geaney: one of seven Kerry players to have started every championship game for the Kingdom this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Completing the summer set Seven Kerry players are seeking to complete a championship set in this weekend’s All-Ireland final after starting every cham(...)

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