Maurice Davin

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‘Between you and me and the post’ – Like sentry guards, Jack McCaffrey and umpire Tom O’Kane watch the ball squirm away from the goal, one of the few moments of danger for Dublin in a relatively straight-forward semi-final win over Galway. Photo: “A Season of Sundays 2018”/Sportsfile

The Best Tony 10 by Declan Lynch and Tony O’Reilly – Gill Books, €16.99 The story of Tony O’Reilly, the Carlow postmaster who stole €1.75m(...)

As you leave Carrick-on-Suir behind, look out for some of the last remaining traditional fishing cots moored along the river, shallow, wooden fishing punts of a type that date back to the time the bridge was built.

Walk: The River Suir from Carrick-on-Suir to Kilsheelan Distance: 11km Suitability: Suitable for all Terrain: Mainly grassy river bank How to Get(...)

Pat Davin – a renowned athlete from Carrick-on-Suir and brother of Maurice Davin (co-founder and first president of the GAA) – kept a diary during the 1888 month-long hurling tour of US cities. The diary goes under hammer on April 23rd

More than half the hurlers and athletes who participated in the GAA’s first “junket” to America absconded in New York and failed to return to Ireland.(...)

Hugging the banks of the river Suir, this memorable pathway was for many years partially closed due to access problems but has now re-emerged as one of Ireland’s finest waterside rambles

Suir Valley Walk, Co Tipperary Start point: Healy Park, Carrick-on-Suir, which is located beside the N24, Clonmel Road. Suitability:(...)

Men’s Javelin competitor Terry McHugh in action at the Sydney Olympics. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

When it seemed another week of nothing but high praise for Brian O’Driscoll sounded a bit repetitive, along came some reminders of what it mean(...)