Noel O Reilly

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Grafton street

Will it be July or September? Whenever it is, it will be to a much changed world. In China, normality is creeping back. Shops are reopening. Pe(...)

Westmeath’s John Heslin  struck a goal against Sligo at  Connolly Park Tubbercurry. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Westmeath 3-12 Sligo 1-10 Second-half goals from John Heslin and Ger Egan, who goaled from a spot-kick, set up Westmeath’s excellent eight-point def(...)

Half-time huddle:  Cuala GAA senior footballers talk tactics. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The whistle has sounded, and Cuala GAA club in Dalkey, Co Dublin, has been chosen as the Irish Times Best Sports Club in Ireland. It wins the €5,000 d(...)

Entries to the Irish Times Best Sports Club in Ireland competition – which closes to nominations this weekend – have revealed much about how you spen(...)

Top pitches: the competition has had strong nominations for basketball. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Dubs lead the nominations in the Irish Times Best Sports Club in Ireland competition. Clubs in the capital now have 330 nominations – a third of (...)

Over the years I’d pluck a name from the mind’s eye to describe a young player. We all do. Once in a blue moon I’d nudge Noel O’Reilly, my late partner in crime, and nod towards a tall, languid boy with every skill under the sun, “bit of Cruyff about him .  . .”

Up until 1974 Ireland never feared Holland. We were always expected to beat them. But that World Cup changed perceptions. Back then European teams we(...)

Graham Barrett: ‘What is most frustrating is that the reasons we are so far behind are as clear as day. Our structures are outdated and they have been failing us for a long time, yet we still dance around the subject and pretend that we are doing something, when the reality is that we are not doing nearly enough.’

I believe there are huge issues at grassroots/underage level within Irish football - issues that are either not given enough recognition, underplayed (...)

The Irish Times sports journalist Carl O’Malley passed away this time last year, aged 36.

By rights, he’d show up at the desk tomorrow, manned with a coffee and a bit of mischief on his mind for a live blog of the Twickenham game. He’d be o(...)

Stephen Kenny: has assembled a Dundalk team that has won successive league titles. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s the guts of two decades now since Stephen Kenny sat opposite Vinny Perth and suggested the then teenage Dubliner’s career in football might be(...)

Chris Martin (chief executive, Musgrave Group) presenting Sean Mulligan (hon secretary, Concra Wood Golf Club) with the All-Ireland Musgrave Crumlin Hospital Club Challenge trophy after their victory at the O’Connor Jnr course at Oceanico golf resort. Photo: Ronan Quinlan

There must be something in the Monaghan air, certainly when it is transported to the Algarve. For the second year running, Concra Wood Golf Club emer(...)