Pat Donnellan

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 All Star footballers Conor McManus of Monaghan and Ryan McHugh of Donegal with members of the Philadelphia GAA Club during a coaching session   in Limerick Field, Philadelphia. Photograph:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

The GAA has always had a fascination with the USA. Last weekend the endangered species that is players on an All Star tour visited the Limerick Field (...)

Limerick’s Kyle Hayes celebrates scoring a vital late point against Cork in their drawn Munster round-robin game in May. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Before this year, the usual story for teams heading into an All-Ireland semi-final was that they would arrive in Croke Park still searching for someth(...)

Clare’s John Conlon and Barry Coughlan of Waterford at the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round 2 in   Ennis, Co Clare in May.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It was Anthony Daly, on The Sunday Game, who said that John Conlon was regarded as the father figure of the current Clare team. It’s a sobering tribut(...)

Clare defender Brendan Bugler at the launch of the Littlewoods Ireland sponsorship of the All-Ireland Championship. Clare have excellent defenders and don’t need a sweeper system. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

From a defender’s point of view, it was interesting to watch Clare develop over the course of the league. You could see from the early matches that (...)

Davy Fitzgerald: “This is still a very competitive division, trust me. We have to go down to Laois and to Limerick still . . .” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even with all his ducks lined up in near perfect order, Davy Fitzgerald still sees some misalignment with the Allianz Hurling League. The format, say(...)

Ireland’s Paul Pollock has already proved he is capable of bettering the Olympic marathon qualification time of 2:17:00. Photograph: Ian McNicol: Inpho.

Only 314 days to go! No one does this cheap and tiresome countdown better than the Olympics. And no one recognises the utter nonsense of it better (...)

Davy Fitzgerald: “Between this summer and the next two or three summers we will be working very hard to get a fifth All-Ireland back to Clare in 130 years.”  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The hurling life of Davy Fitzgerald has been accompanied by the singularly fatalistic perspective from which he views the best and worst of days. Nobo(...)

 A view of the par 4, 4th hole at The Old Head Golf Links towards the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The glass half-full philosophy is back in Irish golf, it would seem. Where once you needed a magnifying glass to see any green shoots, the evid(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly watches the flight of a shot during the NHL Division IA against Galway at Cusack Park in Ennis. Last year’s hurler of the year impressed on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The dressingroom exits at Cusack Park take players along a narrow pathway towards the gate. On Sunday, the thoroughfare was cr(...)

Pádraic Collins celebrates scoring a goal against Waterforf in Ennis. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

All-Ireland champions Clare moved to the top of Division 1A of the Allianz Hurling League with Shane O’Donnell proving provider and goal-score(...)

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