Joe Mcdonagh

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 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(...)

Since the GAA adopted the single transferable vote used in Dáil elections, there is no longer any opportunity for unexpected bandwagoning at Congress. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

By Friday night the identity of the 38th GAA president will be known. The field for the election is the largest in 27 years with five candidates takin(...)

UCD’s Cian O’Callaghan  in action against Maynooth’s Niall Kenny. The Fitzgibbon Cup final  has been set for the same day as the All-Ireland club semi-final between Cuala and Slaughtneil.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Third-level colleges are an important part of the GAA but they’re not the most popular subjects for advocacy. In fact they can arouse resentment. When(...)

The great Michael ‘Ducksie’ Walsh in action in 2007. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

  The bell tolled for many sporting greats in 2016, including the greatest of them all. Muhammad Ali – originally Cassius Clay – departed this ea(...)

Kerry’s Colm Cooper and Kieran Donaghy can only look on at the Dublin celebrations after the game. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Croke Park, April 24th Dublin 2-18 Kerry 0-13 Allianz Football League final It is sometimes a puzzle why the league starts with a bang - on a coupl(...)

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail:  stressed need for the GAA never to “have closed minds about things that we always thought were precious and sacred”. Photograph: Inpho

There was a little more than met the ear to the comments about flag and anthem made by GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail in Dubai. On one level his stat(...)

Liam Hodgins of Galway and Jamsie O’Connor of Clare tussle during the All-Ireland quarter-final in 2002. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

One of the reasons why the recent outbreak of sniping between Ger Loughnane and Galway hurling sounds discordant is that it is a firefight between two(...)

Bundee Aki lifts the Pro12 trophy as the Connacht players celebrate their win over Leinster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Connacht captain John Muldoon remembered Joe McDonagh in the post-match comments after leading his team to the semi-final success against Glasgow(...)

Connacht captain John Muldoon lifts the Guinness Pro12 Trophy. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Connacht players were still in the changing rooms at Murrayfield when a video was posted to Joe Canning’s Twitter page on Saturday evening. It sh(...)

Joe McDonagh: his death leaves the GAA bereft of the ease and good humour through which he communicated his passions for Irish  language and   culture. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joe McDonagh was laid to rest in Rahoon Cemetery yesterday. His death last Friday came as a shock to many, who weren’t aware that he had been unwell a(...)

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