Marty Clarke

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Carlow management Turlough O’Brien and Steven Poacher. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Manchester Metropolitan University, September 1997 Local band Oasis have just released their third studio album, Be Here Now, the then fastest-sellin(...)

 Caolan Mooney: the Rostrevor man returned from a three-year stint with Collingwood in late 2014 but found the transition back to football initially troublesome. Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Caolan Mooney could be forgiven for cursing fellow Down man Marty Clarke, his one-time Australian Rules colleague at Collingwood. It was Clarke’s rem(...)

South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth wins a lineout ahead of Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony during the autumn international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

All aboard for the biggest 12 hours of your Irish sporting lives. Ryle Nugent was in something approaching Don King mode at the start of the rugby, po(...)

Down’s decline has been swift since they  lined up for the All-Ireland senior football final against Cork in 2010, a game they lost by just a single point.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

An hour or so after Down’s All-Ireland football final defeat to Cork in 2010, James McCartan sat among reporters and spoke positively about the futur(...)

Martin Clarke was a key factor in Down reaching the All-Ireland senior football final in 2010. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

As a silent commentary on how Down football in the space of little over six years went from being within centimetres of an All-Ireland to celebrating (...)

The 2014 All-Ireland semi-final: Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17 was arguably Jim McGuinness’s greatest moment as a manager

2004 All-Ireland football quarter-final: Fermanagh 0-12 Armagh 0-11 After destroying Donegal in the Ulster final, Joe Kernan’s Armagh, with Kieran McG(...)

 Donegal’s Frank McGlynn in attendance at the 2016 Allianz Football League launch in Malone House, Belfast, Co. Antrim. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Timing is everything, and Donegal’s delayed entry into this year’s championship has given them the perfect opportunity to enjoy a winter training cam(...)

It has been a mixed eight days for  hurling’s Cunningham clan. Photograph: Inpho

Name of the game It has been a mixed eight days for hurling’s Cunningham clan. At the weekend the Dublin and Galway managers, Ger and Anthony, (...)

Tadhg Kennelly during his time at Sydney Swans. Photograph: Mark Nolan/Getty Iimages

Tadhg Kennelly was back in Ireland at the weekend, seeking out young GAA talent capable of making it as a professional footballer in the AFL.The form(...)

James Horan: has shaped a highly skilled and physically impressive team which, it seems, has limitless heart. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Two very significant developments took place many miles away from last weekend’s thunderous All-Ireland football semi-finals, both of which instantly (...)