Nicky Rackard

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GAA president John Horan’s insistence that this year’s tightly packed championship schedules would have no tolerance for any counties being temporaril(...)

All three All-Ireland finals in 1956 were delayed due to a polio outbreak in Cork.

This month 70 years ago, the world of Gaelic games was shocked to learn that PJ Duke had died at the age of 25. An established member of the Cavan foo(...)

Wexford’s Lee Chin in action against Tipperary in last year’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final at  Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In a very busy schedule of events Wexford GAA, undaunted by pandemic, are running their McCauley Wellness Programme online for the next fortnight. Dur(...)

Former Wexford goalkeeper Art Foley has died aged 90. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The death at the age of 90 of the great Wexford goalkeeper of the 1950s, Art Foley, has taken the last surviving member of the famous Wexford sides th(...)

Carlow’s Chris Nolan celebrates scoring a goal in the Joe McDonagh Cup final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For Carlow and Westmeath, Saturday night is their free hit. Even though there’s about as much chance of their All-Ireland preliminary quarter-finals b(...)

 Tony Doran in action for Wexford against Offaly in 1984. “We happened to come up against strong Kilkenny teams all along the line and then Offaly emerged as well.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Wexford hurling teams are like forest fires. They catch without warning and the blaze is instantaneous and intense. Sunday’s Leinster final appearance(...)

The Shackleton statue being put in place in Athy, Co Kildare. Photograph: Dom Eaton

A century to the day since Sir Ernest Shackleton rescued the crew of his ship Endurance from Elephant island in the Antarctic ocean, a bronze statue t(...)

Kilkenny  manager Brian Cody speaks to Tommy Walsh before introducing him  as a second-half substitute during the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship semi-final against Galway.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

How often have we heard the phrase “proud hurling county” used to elicit some semblance of hope for a team that are, to put it mildly, struggling in t(...)

The less traditional hurling counties are playing their cup finals at Croke Park today. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan
Something for the Weekend

John Ford Ireland Film Symposium Tomorrow’s Ford at War exhibition in Collins Barracks marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, and includes (...)

Clare’s Brendan Bugler under pressure from Niall O’Meara and Patrick Maher of Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds last week. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“What do you think of hurling?”asks RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey outside Notre Dame American Football Stadium after the Super 11 hurling exhibition ga(...)

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