Weeshie Fogarty at Fitzgerald Stadium: his great love of football was evident in his career as a player, a referee and later as a broadcaster. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

For GAA enthusiasts in the afterlife, it has recently become more difficult to get a word in edgeways with the sad departures on successive Sundays of(...)

The front of  a postcard from Phil Stuart. Photograph: Malachy Clerkin

The autograph book on Tony Daly’s kitchen table is small and thick and rectangular and there’s the give of a medium-cooked steak in it when you press (...)

Kerry’s Darragh Ó Sé and Ciaran Whelan of Dublin during the All-Ireland quarter-final in 2009. “You’d always believe you could beat Dublin.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In Kerry this week they’re training behind closed doors, just as they have been for most of the summer. It’s a necessary evil and most people don’t re(...)