Michael Lyster

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Tommy Bowe: has become a familiar figure on our television screens having embraced a media career   following his rugby career. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tommy Bowe is on the road. Work, a weary daily beat of Belfast, Dublin, Dublin, Belfast. “Tired but I’m good. It’s all go,” he says, unbroken by the (...)

Michael Lyster presenting The Sunday Game in 1990. Photograph: Inpho

On Sunday evening, RTÉ’s Sunday Game returns – so integral to the nation’s summer that it has to be there even if the games aren’t. The programme is a(...)

A singular presence: Michael Healy-Rae. Photograph: Tom Honan

It’s the theme of the election: outstripped by a disruptive insurgent with a populist touch, the faltering establishment incumbent searches through hi(...)

Michael Lyster presenting The Sunday Game in 1990. The broadcaster spent 35 years fronting the live programme.

When it comes to sports documentaries of recent times, Loosehorse has proved to be something of a thoroughbred, producing ‘Jayo’, ‘Blues Sisters’, ‘Mi(...)

Michael Lyster says that  given the health challenges he has  had in recent years – being diagnosed with heart failure in 2012 and a cardiac arrest in 2015 – has put his life in perspective. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Are you a saver or a spender? I’m neither one nor the other. When it comes to money, balance is important, and we have always tried to live that way.(...)

Joanne Cantwell: the new host of RTÉ’s long-running GAA programme The Sunday Game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Sunday Game is different. Different to other GAA shows, different to other sports shows. Different to other television shows, full stop. If Joanne(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey, Paul Mannion and Niall Scully celebrate after their All-Ireland SFC win over Tyrone. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

It was a day full of regrets. Pat Spillane said he was sorry for ever using the “puke” word to describe Tyrone’s football. Colm O’Rourke mourned the(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly, Peter Duggan and Jack Browne tackle Galway’s Johnny Coen at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Eddie Brennan told us a story in the build-up to the All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Galway and Clare. It was a personal tale of how, after los(...)

Après Match: Gary Cooke, Barry Murphy and Risteard Cooper. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

His lunch mates consider diving for cover when Risteard Cooper launches into his Shane Horgan impression, the hand movements so violent everyone at th(...)

Broadcasting deal  with Sky it runs until the end of the 2021 championship. Photograph: Inpho

Time was, when we used to talk about looking forward to the start of the championship, it was safe to assume we were talking in the abstract. I mean, (...)

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