Michael Cusack

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Seán Óg Ó hAilpín bringing the Liam MacCarthy Cup back to Cork. “I went from Seán Óg – ‘oh, isn’t the mother from somewhere exotic?’ – to Seán Óg ‘oh yeah, he lives in Park Dale’ and I became one of the community. That’s what the GAA did for us.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

In the promotional video for the Centra #WeAreHurling campaign, launched on Monday, Cork All-Ireland-winning captain Séan Óg Ó hAilpín recalls how the(...)

 Scanning electron micrograph of the anaerobic spirochaete bacteria Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of syphilis  in humans

In one of James Joyce’s more scurrilous puns, from Ulysses, his protagonist known only as “the citizen” expresses contempt for any talk of the civilis(...)

Niamh McCoy: “You can’t get a more authentic experience than coming here to the museum and going to a match.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The GAA Museum is fronted by Paul Ferriter’s imposing statue of the association’s founder, Michael Cusack (1847-1906), who – as an educator and cultur(...)

The monumental arrogance of the modern GAA would be enough to drive Michael Cusack and Archbishop Croke weeping into each other’s arms. The two were f(...)

The Apparition at Knock in 1879 mosaic, by Irish artist PJ Lynch, depicts the apparition scene as described by the 15 official witnesses at Knock. Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

The most popular religious event of the year, which can attract more than 100,000 people, began at Knock shrine in Co Mayo at midday yesterday and co(...)

Fr Michael Cusack, rector at St Joseph’s Redemptorist Church and Monastery in Dundalk, said the work had started in May and the work on the new roof had almost been completed. Image: Google Streetview

Thieves stripped a new lead roof from a 140-year old monastery and church in Dundalk, leaving both exposed and damaged by torrential rain at the weeke(...)

Photo opportunity: Killary Harbour, on the Wild Atlantic Way. Illustration: Michael Viney

Enchanted by the sudden photo opportunity, one parks in the lay-by with the tail well in and steps out, summer shod, into a black and permanent puddle(...)

An elderly woman was wrestled to the ground after interrupting a group of men robbing her home as hundreds queued  to pay respects to murdered garda Tony Golden. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An elderly woman was wrestled to the ground after interrupting a group of men robbing her home while her family were attending a church event in Dunda(...)

GAA president Liam O’Neill stood by his projection that the GAA was on its way to having more members overseas than at home. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Early GAA interaction with the United States was complicated. The 1888 season became the only one in the history of Gaelic games to be written off ent(...)

Our Few and Evil Days: “You listen to the painstaking dialogue, though, like a surveillance team hoping to catch someone in confession”

Our Few and Evil Days Abbey Theatre, Dublin ****It isn’t remarkable that Mark O’Rowe, a master of sensational monologues, should return to dialogue fo(...)

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