Mary Hannigan

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Michael Kiernan scores a drop goal to win the Triple Crown for Ireland in their match against England at Lansdowne Road in 1985. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Grand Slams went beyond the consciousness of children in the 1980s – unseen heroics by Karl Mullen and Jack Kyle – but Triple Crowns were known artefa(...)

The Ireland team huddle  in the tough weather conditions during the women’s Six Nations match against Wales at  Donnybrook. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It was the kind of weekend where if you attempted a Garryowen the ball may well have ended up in Newfoundland, although there was a spell in that seco(...)

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(...)

Overall winner Sanita Puspure alongside Outstanding Achievement winner Mary Geaney and golfer Leona Maguire at the awards in the Shelbourne Hotel. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s another familiar sign of the times when an end-of-year sportswoman awards end up being less about the women and all about the awards and what the(...)

Target of abuse: United’s Brazilian midfielder Fred (L) tries to take a penalty during Manchester derby. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty

There’s a segment on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show called Send To All where he takes hold of a celebrity’s phone and texts a decidedly unanticipated mes(...)

 The controversial incident in which Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold appears to handle the ball in the penalty area. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Those antiquated enough to recall the occasion Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman, taking “a-dog-with-a-bone” to a whole new level, asked Michael Howard the(...)

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 (...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton with Aidan O’Shea and Seamus O’Shea of Mayo. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There was no way of glossing over the attendance figure at Croke Park on Sunday, not even Ger Canning calling 33,848 “just under 34,000” could help, t(...)

VAR is being introduced to the top flight leagues from the start of the new season. is season. Photograph:  Chris Radburn/PA Wire

It’s probably accurate to say that not many of us are familiar with the workings of the International Football Association Board, their acronym IFAB m(...)

Mayo’s Fionn McDonagh surrounded by delighted fans following the victory over Donegal at MacHale Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“If I’d hair it would have been standing up on my head,” said Peter Canavan of the atmosphere in Castlebar which couldn’t even be dampened by the heav(...)

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