The remains of Workers’ Party activist Seán Garland arrive for his funeral in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Séan Garland was “a giant of the left in Ireland”, Workers’ Party ard comhairle member Mickey McCorry said at a memorial service in Dublin’s Glasnevin(...)

Galway’s Pádraig Mannion in action against Clare’s Peter Duggan. “I’m not sure is it because of last year. It’s just that the players have kind of matured.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho GAA

On the longest road to an All-Ireland final, Pádraig Mannion surely has the most mileage put in of anybody. James Skehill and Daithí Burke have pla(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning scores a late sideline cut in the All-Ireland SHC semi-final replay at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 1-17 Clare 2-13 By the hair on their chinny-chin-chin – and no more – Galway have made the All-Ireland final. They led from pillar to post her(...)

Galway’s Adrian Tuohey and Walter Walsh of Kilkenny compete. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As I sat back in my chair in the RTÉ production room last Sunday afternoon, I had a smile from ear to ear watching Kilkenny and Galway go at it toe to(...)

  Conor Whelan’s goals got Galway over the line against Laois. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway 2-18 Laois 0-17 Two first-half goals from Conor Whelan proved crucial as All-Ireland champions Galway did just enough to see off the brave cha(...)

Galway’s Pádraig Mannion in action against Tipperary’s Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher. “The next day you’d be hoping for a more complete team performance.”   Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Whenever Pádraig Mannion hit the gym beside the pitch in Ahascragh, he became used to the sound of Tony Keady laughing at his endeavours. Keady was fa(...)

David Burke celebrates the semi-final win over Tipperary. “Nobody can complain that Waterford and Galway weren’t the best teams in the championship this year.”  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

This may be a novel All-Ireland hurling final for the country but for most of the Galway players, the All-Ireland final is no novelty. Runners-up in (...)

Tony Keady at Oranmore, Co. Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Former Hurler of the Year Tony Keady has died in hospital in Galway after suffering a serious illness earlier this week. The 53-year old passed away (...)

Dublin’s Chris Crummey with Gearóid McInerney, Johnny Coen and Joseph Cooney of Galway during the Leinster senior hurling championship quarter-final at O’Connor Park, Tullamore. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 2-28 Dublin 1-17 On a better weekend for favourites, frissons were in short supply in Tullamore. League holders Galway stamped their auth(...)

Mayo’s Kevin Keane will line out for Westport in Croke Park this weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I know that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but I have a cousin who might love sport not wisely, but too well. Maybe it takes one to kn(...)

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