John O Rourke

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Cavan manager Mickey Graham celebrates after the Ulster championship semi-final victory over Armagh. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Careful what you wish for. After a month and a half of bellyaching about there being no big ball championship to watch on the telly, football follower(...)

Kerry will bring a big crowd, if only to see the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the first time. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

First of all, I suppose I should hold my hands up a bit over my column ahead of the Kerry v Cork game last year. Only a bit, now – no sense getting to(...)

Cork’s Sean Powter in  action with  Jason Doherty of Mayo during All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 4A at the  Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mayo: 0-27 Cork: 2-20 (A.E.T. 0-21 to 2-15 after normal time) One of these days Mayo are going to run out of heart and spirit and whatever else keep(...)

Wexford’s Conor McDonald celebrates scoring  a goal in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A quarter-final against Kilkenny at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL Cork v Tipperary, Páirc Uí Rinn, 5.0 – live on RTÉ 2 After pulling off last year’s once-in-72 years number on Cork, (...)

Irish man David Walsh who has been fatally stabbed in Sydney is seen with his  fiancee Tina Cahill shortly after they got engaged.  Photograph: Facebook

A 26-year-old Irish woman charged with the stabbing murder of her Irish fiance in Sydney on Friday has not applied for bail. Catherina (also known as(...)

Cork’s Colm O’Neill scored five second half points. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 0-14 Cork 1-11 Promotion favourites Cork and Galway shared the spoils at Pearse Stadium on Sunday when they were level six times during the se(...)

Ciara Norton  with her children, Oran (14 months) and Rian (3) in Kanturk, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Ciara Norton (28) has been a vegan since she was 16 but when she was expecting her first child four years ago, she began to doubt if she was getting e(...)

A  Defence Forces piper accompanies  a wreath-laying ceremony at Moore Street, Dublin, Easter Monday, 2016. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Moore Street, in the shadow of the GPO - the scene of tumult and tragedy in Easter Week 1916, and now a scene of confrontation once again. On Easter(...)

Dublin star Diarmuid Connolly was sent off in the county final replay while playing for St Vincent’s against Ballymun Kickhams two years ago. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Saturday – Football Leitrim SFC final replay Glencar-Manorhamilton v Mohill, Páirc Seán MacDiarmada, 5.0 – Both teams had to produce impressive scori(...)

Cork’s Kevin O’Driscoll in action against Kerry’s Paul Geaney who returns to the Kingdom’s starting line-up for the replay at Killarney. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Selections are generally an indicator of how teams view replays. The obvious imperative after a draw is to learn from it and improve. A clear sign o(...)

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