Malachy Clerkin

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Security men direct people with appointments to the drive-through testing centre for Covid-19 at Croke Park. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The first thing to say about my Covid-19 test at Croke Park is that I got lost on my way there. Yes indeed, of all the gobshites in all the world to g(...)

2020 GAA Congress, Croke Park, Dublin Photograph: ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

Much loved British Conservative politician Michael Gove conjured one immortal quote back during the 2016 EU referendum when he said that he believed, (...)

Faugheen, ridden by Paul Townend, wins at Leaoprdstown earlier this month. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It could very well be that it’s already over for Faugheen and nobody knows it yet. At some point over the next seven days, Willie Mullins and Rich Ric(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after the victory over Kerry in he All-Ireland SFC Final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

And so this is 2019. And what have you done? Well, we’ve mostly gone to things, written about them and talked endless hours of guff on the back of th(...)

Michael Lyster presenting The Sunday Game in 1990. The broadcaster spent 35 years fronting the live programme.

When it comes to sports documentaries of recent times, Loosehorse has proved to be something of a thoroughbred, producing ‘Jayo’, ‘Blues Sisters’, ‘Mi(...)

Matchday One has come and gone and all is for the best in this best of all worlds. Ireland have tanked Scotland and the bandwagon is starting to pick (...)

The Ireland team huddle as they listen to the Rose of Tralee in 1987. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

The late Con Houlihan, a son of Castle Island – he insisted on that spelling – came up with many wonderful lines during his time as Ireland’s premier (...)

Captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire trophy after Dublin secure a historic fifth title in a row after they defeated Kerry in the senior football final replay at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Tom Honan/ The Irish Times.

Dublin 1-18 Kerry 0-15 In the end, Dublin did it the way they’ve been doing it for years. They sized up Kerry, soaked up what they had to throw at t(...)

A drawn All-Ireland final spins you around like Dorothy in the whirlwind. You see things fly past your eyes that you don’t have time to register. It’s(...)

The prep is done, the players are ready, all that’s left is to gather up the passports and go. Ireland beat Wales in their last World Cup warm-up game(...)

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