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 (...)

Derry were easily brushed aside by Tyrone at Celtic Park on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Joe forgets breaches of Derry’s ‘citadel’ While the erudite Joe Brolly has his critics, September Road feels that he makes a lot of salient points, l(...)

 Willie Bryan, Golfer Shane Lowry with former Offaly hurling captains Martin Hanamy and Hubert Rigney, were in Croke Park tto announce Offaly GAA’s plans to develop a new centre of excellence. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

There was an impressive turnout from the Offaly GAA community on Thursday at Croke Park as association president Aogán Ó Fearghail launched The Faithf(...)

Peter Caruth celebrates scoring Ireland’s second goal in the World Hockey League fifth-place playoff, in Antwerp, Belgium. Photograph: Koen Suyk/Inpho

When that Sky Sports hockey commentator said of Malaysia yesterday, “they’re hardly going to score two goals in a minute”, you sensed Malaysia were ab(...)

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