Joe Cooney

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Fine Gael European election candidate Maria Walsh dancing with party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Away from the bright sunlight, deep in the gloomy windowless interior of Loughrea Mart, we pass the cattle and sheep rings and arrive at an ante-room.(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning in action during last month’s All-Ireland hurling final defeat to Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Prelude Last year was the big breakthrough for Galway hurling, a first All-Ireland title in 29 years. Joe Canning was central to the achievement. In (...)

The GAA’s decision not to distribute tickets through clubs, thereby creating an online backlog and physical queues for supporters wishing to attend Su(...)

  Conor Whelan’s goals got Galway over the line against Laois. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway 2-18 Laois 0-17 Two first-half goals from Conor Whelan proved crucial as All-Ireland champions Galway did just enough to see off the brave cha(...)

The Clare and Galway players clash at Fenway Park in Boston. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Clare 50 Galway 33 To the particularly lively fans huddled along what we were told is the first base of this old ballpark, it might well have been th(...)

Tony Keady’s daughter Shannon with 1988 star Eanna Ryan. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

A crowd of more than 7,000 people turned out in Kenny Park in Athenry on Thursday evening to witness All-Ireland champions Galway take on a team made (...)

Galway fans have been able to watch  careers grow and develop – in the case of Johnny Coen and David Burke, above, from wing-men to possibly the best midfield partnership in the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pádraig Kelly, of Galway and Sarsfields, won man of the match in the 1993 All-Ireland hurling final, the last time a player on the losing side won tha(...)

Happier times. Some small farmers in the party favour Varadkar because they believe Coveney represents big farmers more, while others feel Varadkar has been more willing to press their flesh during constituency visits

There will be no peasants’ revolt in Fine Gael. The party does not do revolts, but, beware Leo Varadkar, not all of the party’s members are willing to(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody watched his team overcome the challenge of Westmeath on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Kilkenny 4-18 Westmeath 0-18 Kilkenny had their expected comfortable win against Westmeath in Sunday’s Walsh Cup game in Mullingar, but the home side(...)

Tipperary’s John McGrath celebrates scoring his  goal. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 2-19 Galway 2-18 Like some weird game of chicken, this high-wire All-Ireland hurling semi-final may have been all the more exhilarating for(...)

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