Michael Cusack

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Tempers flare between Westmeath and Kilkenny during their Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 match at TEG Cusack Park in  Mullingar on April 16th. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

It is oftentimes forgotten the Gaelic Athletics Association was founded in 1884 on the twin ambitions of reorganising athletics and reviving hurling a(...)

A boy examines a facsimile of the manuscript of Ulysses at the Chester Beatty Library in 2000. Photograph: Eric Luke

It is customary these days, when discussing a book or film to issue a plot spoiler alert. In the case of Ulysses, a no-plot spoiler alert may be more (...)

Statue of Lieut Walter Hamilton, which once stood in the RDS.

The American Alexander Hamilton you will have heard of – you may even have seen the musical by now. But an Irish Alexander Hamilton, of slightly later(...)

Tony Diviney, left, and Paddy Joe Roseingrave in  Loughnane’s Forge,  Shanaglish, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Sometimes I’ve had dreams about the Loughnane brothers,” says Martina Blackwell, standing in the gentle glow of the turf fire in the stone-cut Loughn(...)

Seán O’Neill’s Down jersey and football boots, worn in the 1960 All-Ireland Senior Football final when they beat Kerry, and a football signed by the team, at the GAA Museum in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Of all the many conversations I’ve had over the years about the rise of the 1960 Down team, one in particular stands out to this day. And it wasn’t wi(...)

A photograph of Det Gda Adrian Donohoe at Dundalk Garda Station following his killing   at Lordship credit union, in Bellurgan, near Dundalk, Co Louth, in 2013. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was murdered seven years ago by Aaron Brady during an armed robbery at Lordship Credit Union near Dundalk, Co Lout(...)

 Daniel Leo, the former Samoan lock: “I’ve been contacted by four or five high-profile players, in the prime of their careers, Wallabies and current All Blacks, who have said ‘My heart wants to play for my Pacific Island nation – when is that going to happen?’” Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty

Rugby is a cosy cartel. Always has been and recent events suggest it always will be. We are talking about the pandemic and about Bill Beaumont’s re-(...)

It doesn’t really matter just now what Brolly is ranting about: just that he is. There is comfort in that. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

It truly is a dark and fallen world when you find yourself fondly remembering Joe Brolly’s parka jacket. Remember that? Perhaps not. It already seems (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

‘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(...)

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