Down All-Ireland winner Eamonn Burns  died on Wednesday at the age of 56. Photograph:  John McVitty/Inpho

GAA president John Horan has paid tribute to Down All-Ireland winner Eamonn Burns, who died on Wednesday at the age of 56. “It was with great sadnes(...)

 Down’s Peter Withnell and James  McCartan challenge Mick Lyons of Meath during the Mournemen’s seminal All-Ireland victory in 1991. File photograph: James Meehan/Inpho

They gathered in the shadow of the ground, which had changed beyond recognition from the time when their paths crossed most famously. There was a bun(...)

The front of  a postcard from Phil Stuart. Photograph: Malachy Clerkin

The autograph book on Tony Daly’s kitchen table is small and thick and rectangular and there’s the give of a medium-cooked steak in it when you press (...)

Cormac McAnallen: moved from centrefield to full back after the drawn Ulster final of 2003. Tyrone went on to win their first All-Ireland title. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

It is ironic that all of the fuss caused by Stephen Rochford’s decision to send Aidan O’Shea to patrol the square was triggered by Kieran Donaghy, a p(...)