Mark Duncan

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John Horan: said it was pretty clear where the GAA would stand if a Border poll was to be held. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Just over 60 years ago, at a Croke Park event to mark the anointing of a new Hogan Stand, the then president of the GAA, Dr Joseph Stuart, made a spee(...)

Senegalese light-heavyweight world champion boxer Battlin’ Siki (Louis Phail) mock-boxing with two boys in Dublin. (Photo by Walshe/Getty Images)

Boxing promoters are no mugs. When it comes to putting punters’ bums on seats, they know what works. And few things help grease demand for ringside s(...)

A vote for a young maths teacher Eamon De Valera

“Five seconds, four, three, two, one.” We’re on the deck, the control room for the TV studio below, with a wall of screens showing camera views: a pan(...)

‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee with Paul D. Gibson was announced as the eir sport Sports Book of the Year 2018 winner. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A book that was rejected by 13 different publishers – with many of them praising it to the hilt but passing on it nonetheless – has won the Eir Irish (...)

All Black players Nepo Laulala, Sam Whitelock and Liam Squire, at the site of The Hauntings Solider sculpture at St Stephen’s Green.  Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

No country was further away from the fighting in the first World War than New Zealand, yet few were so disproportionately affected. In many sites acr(...)

On a weekend of total sporting overload, who better than our Sport on TV columnist Mary Hannigan to guide the Added Time Podcast through it all? Irel(...)

 Eamon De Valera: one letter writer wrote to the former president:  “I expected better from a native government and I actually cried to think that you, as leader of the government, was a party to such a betrayal of everything we hold sacred.” . File Photo:

Nothing beats being there. There’s no disputing that, but if this St Patrick’s Day you don’t happen to be ‘there’, then being sunk into a sofa doesn’(...)

Anti-Apartheid demonstration in 1970 in Dublin before the international rugby match at Lansdowne Road: the IRFU has presented less a defence than an undiplomatic spear-tackling of its principal competitor South Africa.

Last Monday, in an effort to revive Ireland’s flagging bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Philip Browne, the chief executive of the Irish Rugby Foo(...)

Kevin Heffernan pictured   in 1989. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It should have started today but it didn’t. Friday May 19th is the 43rd anniversary of when the season that changed the GAA nearly got under way. It w(...)

Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald gets involved in an on-field  altercation with Tipperary’s Jason Forde during the National Hurling League semi-final at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Has there ever been a more evocative phrase in the GAA lexicon than the vigilance committee? I was reminded of their noble work when speculation beg(...)

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