Len Gaynor

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Champagne Football is a book to enjoy now but also to look forward to rereading again in a decade, just to see how stranger than fiction it all was. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Best Champagne Football by Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan (Penguin, €12.99) We’re a mad little country at the back of it all. Where else (...)

(From left) Jacqui Hurley (RTÉ), Marie Crowe (UTV), Mary Hannigan (The Irish Times) and Maura Treasa Ní Dhubhghail (TG4). Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Jacqui Hurley, Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill and Marie Crowe are three of the most recognisable female faces – and voices – in the Irish sports media, (...)

Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Doyle photographed in June 2005 at the Thurles Sarsfields Club at Semple Stadium. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Thurles on Thursday, the spiritual home of hurling, to pay their last respects and hear warm tributes to one of the g(...)

Eamon O’Shea acquired the reputation of being an innovative  hurling coach and when Liam Sheedy invited him in to join the Tipperary set up, the players instantly responded to  his training methods. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“I never retired! I didn’t retire. Babs didn’t pick me,” Eamon O’Shea clarifies with a laugh, lightly poking fun at his last days as the skilful, u(...)

Clare defender Seán McMahon (left) tackles Declan Ryan of Tipperary during the 1997 All-Ireland hurling final, the first time intra-provincial rivals met at the venue. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Tipperary’s clash with Cork this Sunday in the second hurling semi-final means that of the Munster hurling rivalries only Cork versus Limerick has yet(...)

 Richard Coady and fellow Mount Leinster Rangers  players celebrate after the Carlow club had beaten Loughiel Shamrocks at Páirc Esler in Newry to earn a place in Monday’s All-Ireland Senior Club Champinship final in Croke Park. Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho/Presseye

What a feast of Gaelic games we have on the weekend in which we celebrate our national saint’s feast day. The Allianz leagues take pride of pla(...)