Kevin Mcstay

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Jess Breach was hit high during Ireland’s Trojan effort to narrow the gap between them and England. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

Rugby faces a serious problem, specifically Irish rugby. The professionalism debate in the women’s game and how a lack of full-time deals hampers Irel(...)

Referee Conor Lane indicates a shoulder tackle as Eoghan McLaughlin lies injured during the All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

James Owens reckons it cost him three days’ work. The fall-out from his high-profile decision in June to implement the new hurling rules on cynical fo(...)

Pat Spillane, Seán Cavanagh and presenter  Joanne Cantweli on the RTÉ studio at Croke Park during the All-Ireland semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As Seán Cavanagh and Pat Spillane hammered away at each other on RTÉ television last Saturday before the All-Ireland football semi-final, it would not(...)

 Dublin’s Kevin McManamon scores his side’s third goal against Mayo in the 2015 semi-final replay. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As the Dublin-Mayo rivalry heads into a 10th championship meeting in 10 years, there is valid focus on the strength of the respective benches. This ha(...)

Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan and Tom O’Sullivan of Kerry clash during the 2019 All-Ireland SFC final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seán Moran 1. Have Dublin come back to the chasing pack? And if they have, does the pack consist of anyone outside of Kerry? Probably. The drip, drip(...)

Armagh v Roscommon in the National League in October: Armagh had "home advantage", courtesy of self-portraits from over 3,000 primary school children across the county in the stands. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Crowds There weren’t any. And it took our pundits some time to adjust to the new normal. Eg Before Armagh played Roscommon at the Athletic Grounds: C(...)

Dublin’s Paul Mannion celebrates with the Sam Maguire after defeating Kerry in last year’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seán Moran How much will a straight knock-out championship change things? Or should we just be expecting six in a row for Dublin? No. The new format(...)

Munster Championship Football Final 1/7/2007Kerry vs CorkKerry’s Kiernan Donaghy, Colm Cooper and Paul Galvin walk behind the marching band.Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Brian Corcoran tells a story in his autobiography of training with the Cork footballers in October of 1996. They were in Inchydoney, running their leg(...)

Na Piarsaigh players and officials celebrate their victory over Doon in the Limerick SFC final at the  LIT Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Despite the rising clamour of various county champions, the GAA has reiterated that there will be no provincial and All-Ireland club championships. “(...)

Kevin McManamon comes on for Paul Mannion during a Super Eights game against Donegal at Croke Park in 2018. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

For something so obvious, it still came as a bit of a surprise. In early 2016, Dublin’s Kevin McManamon was being interviewed at a league launch event(...)

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