Joe Brolly

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GAA pundits nead so satisfy the desire for knowledge of modern GAA fans. Photograph: Inpho

Midweek games? Another weekend, another plethora of games – more criticism over coverage. It’s the unsolvable GAA equation. There were 16 games acros(...)

Donegal manager Declan Bonner with Tyrone manager Mickey Harte - can we expect both or either to be attack minded on Saturday afternoon? Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In 1989, the actor Daniel Day-Lewis played Hamlet in the National Theatre and left the stage during a performance reportedly disturbed after seeing hi(...)

The bad gael loves nothing more than to go to a game on a Sunday in the summer. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This one goes out to the bad gael. If you’ve never called a ham sandwich a hang sangwich and if you’ve never eaten one from the boot of a car down a c(...)

Dublin’s Seán Moran celebrates scoring a late goal in the Leinster SHC match against Wexford at Parnell Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin 1-22 Wexford 2-19 Every game should end like this. Dublin, who have seen a commanding lead turn to ashes in their mouths for the second week i(...)

Joanne Cantwell: the new host of RTÉ’s long-running GAA programme The Sunday Game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Sunday Game is different. Different to other GAA shows, different to other sports shows. Different to other television shows, full stop. If Joanne(...)

Alfie Dardis, age 6, from Stepaside, and his best friend, Ava Casserly, age 6, from Dundrum at the launch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s 65 roses day fundraising event. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Government needs to “get the finger out” over delays to a promised new 20-bed inpatient unit for cystic fibrosis patients at Beaumont Hospital, th(...)

Jarlath Burns: his  opinion is more notional  as realistically there is no prospect of a Border poll taking place at present. Photograph: Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

After a lengthy wait, two buses went by in quick succession in the past couple of days. It was probably inevitable with the ongoing uncertainty over(...)

Declan Bonner: “It’s crazy, I don’t know how 10 men can sit around a table and come up with the three handpass rule. They can’t have much to do,” says the Donegal manager.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Very little tweaks the noses of Official GAA more bitterly than talking about the disconnect between Croke Park and the rest of the association. Noth(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey, Paul Mannion and Niall Scully celebrate after their All-Ireland SFC win over Tyrone. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

It was a day full of regrets. Pat Spillane said he was sorry for ever using the “puke” word to describe Tyrone’s football. Colm O’Rourke mourned the(...)

Davy Russell, Richie Hogan, Lee Chin, Marty Morrissey, Ursula Jacob, Jamie Codd and Danny Mullins ahead of the Hurling For Cancer Research 2018 match in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

1) An annual fundraiser, organised by racehorse trainer Jim Bolger and jockey Davy Russell, has raised €700,000 to fund the Irish Cancer Society’s can(...)

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