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Ballyboden’s Ryan Basquel is tackled by Thomas Costello of Newtown Blues. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) 1-11 Newtown Blues (Louth) 0-5 This was one of those games where the winning team tries every key before eventually jus(...)

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 (...)

Galway GAA is mourning the loss at the age of 76 of PJ Qualter, a member of the pioneering hurling team that brought home the 1975 NHL title – the cou(...)

Jane Casey: ‘There’s some incredibly good writing in crime, but because it’s crime it gets shunted to one side’

On one fateful day in early 2009, Jane Casey found out she was pregnant with her first child, and only a few hours later, that she’d landed a publishi(...)

 All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen during Thursday’s press conference in Auckland. Photograph: Getty Images

The impending departure of All Blacks coach Steve Hansen may mark the end of an era in more ways than one. Hansen, 59, announced his intention to ste(...)

US president Donald Trump:  the US midtterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6th. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

During the long and increasingly grim political summer of 2016, amidst the first presidential campaign for which I was back in the US after eight year(...)

 Former mob boss and fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger was a key figure in the Irish-American mobster world of south Boston and was also involved with the IRA. Handout photograph: US Marshals Service/US Department of Justice/Reuters

Irish-American criminal James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead in a West Virginia prison on Tuesday, bringing to an end the life of one of America’s mos(...)

An undated photograph of James “Whitey” Bulger holding the son of fellow gangster John Martorano. Photograph:  US attorney’s office of Massachusetts handout via Reuters

James “Whitey” Bulger, the South Boston mobster and FBI informer who was captured after 16 years on the run and finally brought to justice in 2013 for(...)

Sara Gran, author of The Infinite Blacktop. Photograph: Deborah Lopez

The best news of the crime fiction season is that Claire DeWitt, Sara Gran’s irresistible private detective, is back in a much-anticipated new adventu(...)

Nowhere gets on this list of Ireland’s best destination plates – part of our 100 best restaurants, cafes and places to eat in Ireland 2018 – through a(...)

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