Mick Dunne

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 Sean Lowry and Mick Lowry lift the Sam Maguire for Offaly after they avenged the 1981  final defeat a year later to dash Kerry’s dream of five-in-a-row of All-Ireland triumphs. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

TG4’s new series, All-Ireland Gold moved on to its second instalment at the weekend. Clearly indebted to BBC’s Rock and Roll Years and RTÉ’s immense(...)

Croke Park opened up to rugby and soccer in 2005. Photograph: David Maher/Sportsfile

If all that 1971 did was to abolish the old Rule 27 – the Ban on foreign games – it would still qualify as one of the most important years in the GAA’(...)

 Reigning handball world champion Paul Brady, Martin Mulkerrins, Team Ireland captain and world champion Aisling Reilly. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Chicago in the year 2000 and Mick Dunne, a renowned Gaelic games scribe of the old school, is putting pen to paper. Having just watched the great Ame(...)

The former Polo Grounds in New York.

Considering its status as the most famous All-Ireland final in history, the 70th anniversary of the Polo Grounds match between Cavan and Kerry attract(...)

The New Zealand team, sporting white jerseys, that  played the British & Irish Lions in  1930. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

All Lions tours are journeys. For Ireland’s Michael Dunne, for the British Lions and for the New Zealand rugby team, the 1930 tour was fateful and his(...)

In the margins: Barry Murphy, Gary Cooke and Risteárd Cooper in the new series of Après Match of the Day. Photograph: RTÉ

The sheer unlikelihood that Après Match would become a national fixture has always suggested that the RTÉ Sports Department was ahead of its time – ev(...)

Kilkenny’s Eddie Keher featured on the inaugural team in 1971. Photograph: Inpho

Within little more than 24 hours the identity of the 2016 GAA/GPA football All Stars will be known. It will presumably provoke the usual controversy o(...)

Rory O’Flaherty (right), chairman Lough Lein Anglers presenting the Charity Cup to Noel Duane, winner of fly-fishing competition in Killarney

Stationed on the bridge overlooking the canal stretch alongside Ross Castle on Lough Lein in Killarney, Timothy O’Sullivan, “Timo” to his friends, be(...)

Ann Fell is consoled by family and friends at the funeral of her husband, Charlie, at St Alphonsus and Columba Church in Ballybrack/Killiney. Photograph: Sara Freund

Charlie Fell was lighthearted but never lightweight, his funeral Mass was told on Thursday morning. His friend Mick Dunne recalled how “he quoted from(...)

A section of the crowd at Cork versus Kerry in the 1976 Munster football final.

It could only have been conceived in Cork and in the decades since it has come to embody all of the charms and peculiarities of that county. The ov(...)