Paddy Downey

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The ghosts of Wexford Park were stirring early on Saturday evening. An hour and a half before Saturday’s qualifier replay against Clare, the public ad(...)

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(...)

All-Ireland Final 1994; Limerick v Offaly Joe Dooley of Offaly chased by Dave Clarke

Stragglers in the Gaelic Grounds on the sombre afternoon of the double bill of league hurling semi-finals might have noticed TJ Ryan and Donal O’Grady(...)

Mount Leinster players Diarmuid Byrne and Gary Kelly celebrate their team’s victory over Loughgiel Shamrocks in the All-Ireland club hurling semi-finals.

It’s all of 20 years since Nickey Brennan – then chairman of the Kilkenny county board, future manager of the county hurlers, chairman of Leins(...)

General view of a groundskeeper repairing the damage done to the pitch after the U2 concert which caused the postponement of the Leinster hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

News that Garth Brooks is to play a fifth concert at Croke Park brings the series to within four days of the All-Ireland football quarter-finals on th(...)

Mickey Whelan: “You realise there’s a time to stop and then some people just get into coaching because they have something to offer”. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Fifty years ago this Sunday, Dublin were also in action against the Connacht champions. The narrow All-Ireland final win over a Galway side that would(...)

RTÉ Sport’s Michael Lyster presenting The Sunday Game in 1990. Michael began presenting The Sunday Game series in 1984 continually up to the present day.

In the mid-to-late-1970s, the landscape of television sport had a single identifiable feature that stood high above everything else. Match Of The Day (...)

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