Paddy Downey

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Colm Cooper will be hoping to win an elusive All-Ireland senior club football medal with Dr Crokes from Killarney. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It has slightly crept up on us but this Friday marks an interesting turning point for the GAA. In a couple of days the All-Ireland club finals will c(...)

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(...)

One of several unseemly incidents between Kerry and Donegal players during last weekend’s clash at Austin Stack Park in Tralee. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

George Santayana, the Spanish-American philosopher, coined a phrase that has tended both to overshadow his other writings and survive in a variety of (...)

The death has taken place of former Kerry footballer DJ Crowley. It was announced on the county’s GAA website on Friday. Crowley from Rathmore had a r(...)

A melee between Ireland and Australia players during the third Test.

For an event whose attendant publicity had laboured metaphors of marriage and coming together, the very first international rules Test turned out t(...)

Cork and Tipperary players follow the ball during the 1987 Munster hurling final replay played at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

The puzzling over where to play next month’s Munster hurling final is largely the product of a situation, which sees two of the province’s counties – (...)

Fighting erupts between Irish and Australian players during the second Test of the 1984 series. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

It is hard not to conclude that the International Rules has become to sport what dear old Nidge was to fictive characters of the criminal underworld: (...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness and his assistant John Duffy. “It has been phenomenal. To be involved with that group is a privilege. To be a part of the training sessions, to see what Jim does, to be at cutting edge of sports science and to be among a squad of players at the top of their game . . . I feel like I am being coached.”  Photograph:  Donna McBride/©INPHO/Presseye

“I don’t have any,” says John Duffy evenly of one the most common consequences of playing sport: regret. “I was never ambitious. I enjoyed playing foo(...)

Jimmy Barry-Murphy in action against Tipperary during the 1985 Munster senior hurling final – widely regarded as his finest display for Cork. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Two years ago when Cork and Tipperary last met in the senior hurling championship, the match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh was worth two historical footnotes. T(...)

Conor McManus of Monaghan celebrates after his county beat Kildare  to clinch a place in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final stage, unofficially, the cut-off point for the best teams of a particular year.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Media interaction with teams nowadays is generally conducted in environments sufficiently sterile for use in the fight against the Ebola virus. Yet th(...)

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