Joe Mckenna

8 results

Limerick celebrate at Croke Park.  Three All-Ireland wins in four years   have happened so quickly that it must bewilder the formerly long-suffering hurling community in the county.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ka-boom! That happened quickly. Limerick’s relentless transition took them quickly from what we might call the Breakthrough Period to the Dominant Per(...)

Limerick captain  Declan Hannon celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy Cup at Croke Park. “I’m delighted for him because things weren’t always easy for him,” says Cregan. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ten years ago it started, says Eamonn Cregan. “It was Shane Fitzgibbon’s idea. ‘Lifting the Treaty’ was intended to improve young players in an acade(...)

Tipperary goalkeeper Brian Hogan claims his first Hurling All  Stars awards and follows in the footsteps of his father, Ken, who won one in  1987. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Though there are occasionally years in which the announcement of the hurling All Star team causes a stir around the place, 2019 is unlikely to be one (...)

Eamon Cregan on the sideline as Limerick manager in 2000-. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

It has got to the stage that nearly half a century has passed since Limerick’s last All-Ireland in 1973. Five times, in other words every decade since(...)

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(...)

 Republic of Ireland supporter Jamie Monaghan, from Togher, Co Louth, and Northern Ireland supporter Jim Spratt who were selected to accept the prestigious ‘Médaille de la Ville de Paris’ from the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, which has been awarded to Irish fans for their ‘exemplary behaviour’ at Euro 2016. Photograph:  Gwendoline le Goff/Uefa via Sportsfile.

The fan zone under the Eiffel Tower was tumultuous in the hour before the semi-final between France and Germany. Within the relative calm of the Pa(...)

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo next to the Euro 2016 trophy in Paris. Photograph: Frederic Stevens/Getty Images

The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, will award the city’s Grand Vermeil medal to Irish football fans, north and south, in the fan zone under the Eiffel (...)

Integrity Ireland activist Stephen Manning  protested vigorously about the decision to refuse his application, claiming his rights had been denied on “a technicality”.

TOM SHIEL A judge abandoned a court sitting yesterday after a large number of people chanted “off the bench” in the courtroom. In a bizarre spectacle(...)