John Mcintyre

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Joe Canning: has graced the All-Ireland final on four occasions since Galway entered the Leinster championship, with the Tribesmen triumphant in 2017.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s only when you write this stuff down that you realise the words are laughing back at you. On April 20th 2008, Galway played out a riotous league (...)

New artist of the week: Maynooth-based boys Matt O’Baoill and Max Zanga AKA Tebi Rex

What: Alternative indie-hip-hop pop Where: Kildare Why: Matt O’Baoill and Max Zanga are two young Maynooth boys who have been building a fine head of (...)

 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(...)

Galway’s Conor Whelan battles with Kilkenny’s Pádraig Walsh at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Maybe it is only now that the Galway hurling clans will feel as if they belong. Their inclusion in the Leinster championship has worked and the sight (...)

Cork’s Seamus Harnedy tackles Michael Cahill of Tipperary. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Any player or manager will tell you the perfect pre-championship pitch lies somewhere between fear and self-belief, between uncertainty and self-confi(...)

Andrew McNamara on Hi Cloy (red and white) comes up on the outside to beat the race leader Central House ridden by Roger Loughran who appeared to think he had won. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Funny how names bubble up out of the ether in sport long after they’d leaked out one of the myriad holes in the memory bucket. Scanning through some o(...)

Galway manager Micheál Donoghue has words with Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Thurles.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As neighbouring counties it’s hardly surprising that there are many links between Tipperary and Galway hurling going back to Tony Reddin, the Mullagh (...)

 Joe Canning cuts a dejected figure after Galway’s loss to Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On Sunday Galway hurlers face into a relegation play-off against Cork. Defeat would draw a line under a striking record, which has seen the county in(...)

Galway’s Iarla Tannian: “He was an All Star in 2012, unlucky not to make the shortlist for Hurler of the Year. The Sunday Game panel made him Man of the Match in the drawn All-Ireland final.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There exists, in the person of Iarla Tannian, all that is good and all that is maddening about Galway hurling. He is a giant of a man but also essenti(...)

Seamus Heaney. Photographer: Jack McManus

Lisa Hannigan Singer Anahorish, soft gradient, of consonant, vowel-meadow. I was really stuck for ages last year and took to reading Se(...)

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