Padraic Joyce

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Damien Comer: he is a  prime example of what is possible for Galway. He is loving being the leader of their attack. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There was a fella back in west Kerry years ago who was known as The Cricket. He was always talking about the crickets – by which he meant critics, alt(...)

Crossmaglen’s Francie Bellew celebrating  the club’s victory in the Ulster club football  final of 2008. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

My parents are hoarders. Not on an industrial scale, not in a way that would interest TV producers, but they like to hold onto things. My brother en(...)

Corofin line out for their semi-final win against Moorefield in the  All-Ireland Senior Football Club Championship semi-final at Bord na Mona O’Connor Park in Tullamore, Co Offaly, in February. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Everything is circular. When Corofin popped up and won the All-Ireland club final 20 years ago, their presence caused a ripple of excitement across th(...)

Michael Fennelly: on his best days the Ballyhale man was a force of nature on a great Kilkenny team. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Michael Fennelly and Michael Meehan both retired this Christmas and, given the individuals in question, retiring at a time when the attention of the w(...)

Dublin warm up in front their fans in Portlaoise. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We were in the television studio in Portlaoise early on Saturday so I got a perfect view of Dublin as they pulled into the ground. Everything about th(...)

Passion for trees: autumnal colours in Co Mayo. Illustration: Michael Viney

Perhaps the sycamore should go next. It’s so much bigger than ever we expected, overwhelming the apple trees and robbing the polytunnel of early-morni(...)

 Dr Crokes captain Johnny Buckley and Man of the Match Colm Gooch Cooper celebrate winning the Kerry County Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Photo Don MacMonagle

When I heard that Cillian O’Connor had scored 4-4 for Ballintubber last weekend, I immediately tried to find footage of it online, as if coverage of t(...)

 PwC offices in Dublin Docklands:  81 per cent of those it surveyed believed red tape is the greatest threat to growth. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Senior executives in the Irish insurance industry perceive a threat from regulation and worry about low investment income due to lower interest rates,(...)

A despondent Liam McHale leaves the pitch after being sent  off in the 1996 All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

00 The 2000 final replay was the first to be played on a Saturday. Although the tradition is well established now so as to minimise the effect on c(...)

Jarlath Fallon of Galway keeps possession despite the attentions of Roscommon’s Damien Donlon during the Connacht final in 1998. Photograph: Inpho.

Warren Gatland may have found himself on the wrong side of public opinion in Ireland from time to time over the years, but there is one part of Irelan(...)

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