Mick Loftus

4 results

   Monaghan’s Darren Hughes in action against David Hyland and Johnny Byrne of Kildare during his side’s All-Ireland football quarter-final victory at Croke Park. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The underwhelming reaction to the weekend’s first round of All-Ireland football quarter-finals has given way to an air of anticipation about round two(...)

Mayo’s Diarmuid O’Connor with Emmett McGuckin of Derryget to grips with each other. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mayo 2-21 Derry 1-13 Mayo’s substitutes provided the unlikely source of salvation for Stephen Rochford’s men, who came within a whisker of being dump(...)

Twins Shayna and Orlaith Teggart, pupils at St Hugh’s National School in Dowra,  with a proof of the cover of The Scrapbook of Regrets. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Temper tantrums, racist remarks and missed opportunities on the soccer field, are among the regrets shared by some of the GAA’s best known stars when(...)

“Maradona would not have used ‘the hand of God’ to score perhaps the most infamous goal in World Cup history if he was not born into a culture where Faustian pacts with the devil were an everyday occurrence.” Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

It is that time of year again when GAA fans quiver with excitement as the Championship begins. 2013 witnessed almost unrivalled excitement in h(...)