Marie Hickey

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Legendary Cork football manager Eamonn Ryan has died. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“Tough old day,” said an emotional Rena Buckley of news of the passing of Eamonn Ryan, the man who managed the Cork women’s football team to a remarka(...)

Galway take on Cork at Croke Park in the moved All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

They say controversy is the best, and perhaps only, way to be sure of getting women’s sport into the papers. After a successful All-Ireland semi-final(...)

Galway’s Sinead Burke and Mairead Seoighe after Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Cork. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The conversation at our breakfast table livened up no end last Wednesday when the sports headlines announced that an All-Ireland senior semi-final bet(...)

Lidl Ireland LGFA ambassadors Aishling Maloney, Sinead Goldrick, Aishling Sheridan along with Galway’s Sinead Burke. Photograph: Harry Murphy / Sportsfile

Lidl Ireland is to sponsor the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) for the fourth year in a row. The retailer is also to invest €250,000 in a n(...)

Rachel Kenneally in action in the 2013 All-Ireland intermediate final. Photograph: Inpho

Ladies Gaelic Football Association president Marie Hickey has led tributes to former Tipperary ladies footballer Rachel Kenneally, who has sadly passe(...)

Cork celebrate with the O’Duffy Cup after their victory in 2015. The All-Ireland camogie final has been designated free to air. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The All-Ireland senior women’s Gaelic football and camogie finals have been designated as free-to-air events for Irish television viewers. In a boost(...)

Dublin’s Sinead Goldrick dejected after the TG4 Ladies Senior All-Ireland Championship Final at Croke Park. Photo: Inpho

First, do no harm. That’s what they teach the medical students. Look at the situation, size it up, reason out a plan of action – but whatever you do, (...)

The Dublin team left dejected after the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin manager Gregory McGonigle has confirmed that the Sky Blues will consider an appeal after Carla Rowe had a legitimate first half point disallowe(...)

 Aishling Sheridan (Cavan), Áine Haberlin (Laois), Karen McDermott (Westmeath) and Lorraine O’Shea (Tipperary) at the announcement of Lidl’s three-year partnership with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. Photograph: Sportsfile

There wasn’t a Ladyball to be seen in Croke Park yesterday and Lidl managing director John Paul Scally vowed they’d never actually be available for pu(...)

Gráinne McElwain: the TG4 woman gives it her best, year in, year out, her efforts bordering on the heroic, but she rarely gets anywhere. Photograph: Bryan Brophy/1IMAGE

Gráinne McElwain has her work cut out every September. First she has to try to get Cork manager Éamonn Ryan to concede that he’s half decent at his jo(...)

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