Padraig Joyce

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Moycullen’s players celebrate beating Mountbellew-Moylough in the Galway SFC Final at Pearse Stadium in Salthill. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

The celebrations were already a little muted and now maiden Galway football champions Moycullen have been forced to pull all their players from the co(...)

It went from bad to worse for Tyrone last week when Cathal McShane went off with a bad injury. Photo: Evan Logan/Inpho

Supporters were thin on the ground when Mattie Donnelly appeared at the dressing room door in Tuam stadium last Sunday. The Galway crowd disappeared q(...)

Galway’s Shane Walsh sends Roscommon’s Patrick O’Malley the wrong way to score the only goal of the game from the penalty spot. Photo: Evan Logan/Inpho

Galway 1-14 Roscommon 0-11 Shane Walsh played a captain’s part, firing Galway to FBD Connacht League glory to give Padraig Joyce his first silverware(...)

Kerry’s Dara Ó Cinnéide: “We had underachieved as minors. And that hurt us so badly.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In the autumn of 1997, Dara Ó Cinnéide got a letter from a friend from Co Louth who he had studied alongside at the University of Limerick (UL). It wa(...)

Roscommon defender Conor Daly in action against Galway during the league. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Five Dalys will start Sunday’s Connacht final, from two different families and five sets of brothers across the two teams. They are among 165 bro(...)

Roscommon’s Enda Smith gets away from Galway’s Thomas Flynn during the Connacht final at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Even before their Connacht final collapse against Roscommon, not all Galway football supporters were too convinced about this team. Connacht champion(...)

Henry Shefflin with his young son Henry after Kilkenny’s final victory over Tipperary at Croke Park. The legendary Ballyhale man won a record tenth All-Ireland medal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

They won the year at around tea-time on Saturday evening in Ireland. They won it when tables were being set in thousands of houses and the pubs wer(...)

Galway’s Shane Walsh in action against Sligo’s Neil Ewing during the Connacht semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

An attendance of 31,000 descended upon Tuam when Galway hosted Mayo in the Connacht final of 1999. Derided in the early part of the decade as the sick(...)