Pope Francis has appointed Fr Michael Duignan of the Diocese of Elphin as the Bishop of Clonfert, following the resignation of Bishop John Kirby.  Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has appointed Fr Michael Duignan of the Diocese of Elphin as the Bishop of Clonfert, following the resignation of Bishop John Kirby. Ar(...)

Offaly manager Kevin Martin with his team at Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, Tullamore,  earlier this year. Martin has handled all of the adversity visited on the team with admirable poise. Photograph: James Crombie/©INPHO

The levee broke at the weekend for Kevin Martin. Losing by 13 points to Westmeath in Mullingar in the McDonagh Cup was fairly depressing, even if losi(...)

Davy Russell: most people’s favourite for leading jockey prize. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Michael Duignan All-Ireland winner and hurling pundit Michael Duignan What wins the Champion Hurdle? Buveur D’Air has been treated wi(...)

Darragh O’Donovan celebrates with Liam MacCarthy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There were around 10 minutes to go in the All-Ireland final when it sounded like Marty Morrissey was malfunctioning. “You’ve got me wrapped around you(...)

Marion Graham greets RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey. Photograph:  ©INPHO/James Crombie

“Let me treat you to an ice-cream,” says Marty Morrissey, and we go to Doyle’s Corner, a shop beside Semple Stadium. “You have to have an ice-cream fr(...)

Niall Donohue in action for Galway in 2013. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“One other person that I can’t let today pass without mentioning. He was soldiering with us for years. A good friend of mine, a first cousin of Conor (...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen who is among a group of  Irish investors involved in a dispute with an English law firm. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen is one of a number of Irish investors involved in a dispute with an English law firm which advised them when they bought (...)

Even before the Sky deal, the number of live broadcasts was reduced by 10 because of the impact they were having on attendances at local club fixtures.  Photographer: Simon Bellis/Bloomberg

The report of the McNamee Commission in 1971 contained the GAA’s first detailed public consideration of the role of media, especially broadcast, in Ga(...)

Dejected Galway players after their defeat to Kilkenny in the Leinster final at Croke Park on July 3rd. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

The Galway hurlers have come in for quite a bit of criticism again since the Leinster final. Much of the narrative about them over a long number of ye(...)

All-Ireland winning hurler Michael Duignan of Offaly laments the decline in fortunes for his county in recent years. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile.

The last thing Offaly hurling needs is another reminder of how far they’ve fallen from the so-called top table, although Sunday’s Leinster semi-final (...)

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