Padraic Joyce

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Dublin’s Ciaran Archer with his manager Tom Gray. File photograph: Inpho

EirGrid All-Ireland U-20 football final: Dublin v Galway, Croke Park, Saturday, 2.15pm - Live on TG4 Just out of school and only 18 years of age, 10(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and Aidan O’Shea celebrate after their side’s narrow victory over Galway in the Connacht final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo march on through the pandemic winter. They may be travelling without the insatiable crowd but the old ambition and bloody-mindedness was the same(...)

 Sean Kelly is fouled by Eoghan McLaughlin to deny Galway a late goal. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo 0-14 Galway 0-13 When it comes down to it, these counties hold up a mirror to the other. If Galway need to know who they are, then Mayo will pro(...)

Mayo have the players to push out quickly to pressure the opposition ball carrier. Photograph: Inpho

I’m excited by the prospect of the Connacht final because I feel this game could be a circuit breaker; a clear departure from the pattern of play we h(...)

The clash of the weekend sees Galway take on Mayo in the Connacht final. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday Ulster SFC semi-final: Donegal v Armagh Throw-in: 1.15pm. Venue: Breffni Park. On TV: Live on Sky Sports Mix. Referee: David Coldrick (Meat(...)

Can Pádraic Joyce be the alchemist? Can Galway win this unique, fireside winter All-Ireland? Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

The letters arrived all summer and into autumn. The abiding theme was the same. Can’t wait to see Galway back. “I remember one, in particular, from a(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer and Tyrone’s Liam Rafferty in their AFL Division One match at St Jarlath’s Park in Tuam on February 23rd. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Damien Comer looks set to miss his second Connacht championship campaign in a row, with the 26-year-old unlikely to see action unless Galway advance t(...)

Dublin’s Seán Moran in action against Wexford during the Allianz Hurling League. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Saturday LEINSTER SHC QUARTER-FINAL Dublin v Laois, Croke Park, 6.0 – Live on Sky Sports Mix Referee: Paud O’Dwyer (Carlow) Fadó, fadó – during the l(...)

Top: A packed stadium watches the Bledisloe Cup match between New Zealand and Australia (Photo: Getty Images). Bottom: Supporters watch the Galway and Mayo match in Tuam (Photo: Inpho).

If there is to be a season, then at least the GAA won’t have to worry about attendance being down this year. The season resumed over the weekend in a (...)

Aidan O’Shea on the ball during Mayo’s thrashing of Galway. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway 0-17 Mayo 3-23 It would have been a day for Mayo to lock the gates and make their old enemies watch - had there been anyone inside to watch. A(...)

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