Joe Connolly

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Broken Law gets by on strongly rendered atmosphere and performances that mesh together with admirable smoothness

Over the past decade or so a school of Dublin noir has edged its way into the nation’s consciousness. The films tend to take place on the move – catap(...)

Fintan died sadly young in a car crash but when I think of him I instinctively remember the 1970 World Cup final and the two of us as kids, definitively on the wrong side of history. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images)

When required to reduce his 2014 concerts at Croke Park from five to three, Garth Brooks declined saying – somewhat controversially, you’d imagine, ba(...)

Jim Connolly  with his dog Judy in his flooded back garden on his farm in Newtownflood, outside Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Eighty-five-year-old Jim Connolly’s small cottage in Newtownflood, near Athlone in Co Westmeath, has flooded twice in the last decade. Heavy rainfall (...)

Galway goalkeeper Michael Connelly blocks the ball to keep the Limerick attack at bay during the 1980 All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

September 7th, 1980. Galway versus Limerick. 2-15 to 3-9. It will always be the GAA’s day of magic-realism. Even if you have no interest in hurling, y(...)

Members of a syndicate from Stakelum’s Hardware Store in Thurles, Co Tipperary  collected a €17million EuroMillions cheque at National Lottery headquarters on Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Thurles is getting a reputation as a lucky town and Eason in Thurles, a reputation as Ireland’s luckiest shop. The odds on selling a multimillion euro(...)

Stakelums in Thurles where the winning syndicate members work.

Ireland’s newest EuroMillions winners made it two in a row on Wednesday night by winning €16 in the Lotto draw just 24 hours after scooping the €17.4 (...)

Galway’s All-Ireland winning team of 1923. Back row: Jack Berry, Paddy Hurney, Berney Gibbs, Mick Dervan, Dick Morrissy, ‘Staff’ Garvey, Jim Power. Front row: Andy Kelly, Jim Morris, Mick Kenny (capt), Martin King, Tom Flenning. Seated: Leonard McGrath, Ignatius Harney. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Galway have been in the Leinster championship for nine years, but this weekend marks the first time they host a game in that competition, as the All-I(...)

Tipperary’s Lar Corbett and Kilkenny’s Jackie Tyrrell during the 2011 All-Ireland Senior Championship Final. In his autobiography, Tyrrell gives a very honest account of the extent he went to “to drive Lar mad”. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Norman Mailer wouldn’t have known a sliotar if it was waved in his face. But the famously macho titan of American literature loved talking balls so he(...)

Joe Canning: the scream he sent up into the Cusack stand contained all the good and all the bad from 10 seasons’ toil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sights and sounds and scenes. The end of an All-Ireland final is often like this. Something happens, usually a forlorn miss by the chasing team or a w(...)

 Iggy Clarke with a hurley from his playing days at his home in Oranmore. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The moment has long been canonised: the fierce musicality of Joe Connolly’s Connemara-Irish, the beseeching lilt of Joe McDonagh’s rendition of The We(...)

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