Michael Lyster

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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, (...)

Joanne Cantwell, currently the host of ‘Saturday Sport’ on RTÉ Radio 1: ‘They pick out a bluffer straight away’. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When she was about 12 years old she decided her perfect job would be “a mixture of George Hamilton’s and Des Lynam’s”. Add her passion for Gaelic Gam(...)

Joanne Cantwell: “The thing I hate more than anything is being called a female sports broadcaster. It’s only when that distinction is no longer made that we’ll be okay.” Photograph: Eric Luke.

Joanne Cantwell will be the new presenter of The Sunday Game Live on RTÉ from 2019 onwards. The news follows last week’s announcement that long-(...)

South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth wins a lineout ahead of Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony during the autumn international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

All aboard for the biggest 12 hours of your Irish sporting lives. Ryle Nugent was in something approaching Don King mode at the start of the rugby, po(...)

A photograph of Jimmy Magee at his funeral in  Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Jimmy Magee would have been “so, honoured, so proud” about the attendance at his funeral, his son Mark Magee said. “He loved people, He loved his fri(...)

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