Pat Spillane

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Dublin manager Jim Gavin hit out at Pat Spillane and ‘The Sunday Game’ over comments on Diarmuid Connolly. Photo: Inpho

Analyse that. The last two provincial football semi-finals, two extremely different results, one a victory for mind over matter, the other a defeat fo(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: ‘I’ve a duty of care for the player and I firmly believe there was an attack on his good name.’ Photo: Inpho

Fair play, Jim. There we were, trudging our weary way down from the Hogan Stand after yet another total eclipse of the Leinster Championship sun by Du(...)

Dermot Connolly: Branagan stood and watched as Connolly  was being dragged, pulled and hammered by Carlow players with  his hands out in a “do you see this?” fashion.

As a criminology student, we’re all given a year participating in a general crash course on the laws in Ireland and how it works in certain areas and (...)

The number of delayed and uncertain start-up dates in the Government’s plan for a rejuvenation of rural communities offers a worrying insight into off(...)

Stepaside Garda station: Constituency Minister Shane Ross  got it reopened through an inclusion in the programme for government. “That it now finds itself in a plan on rural renewal is at least testament to the Government’s commitment to recycling.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Action Plan for Rural Development, launched in Longford by Minister for Rural Development Heather Humphries, along with the Taoiseach, is largely (...)

Olympic rowing silver medallists  Gary and Paul O’Donovan (left and second left) with host Graham Norton and other guests on the set  of the Graham Norton New Year’s Eve show. Photograph: PA

The Reeling in the Years people won’t know where to start with 2016, the task of squeezing the year’s multitudinous seismic happenings in to 25-ish mi(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire after the win over Mayo in the All-Ireland SFC Final  replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Spillane spoke for 31 counties. “Ah Jesus, I don’t know what to say to Mayo, honestly.” And what could you say? 1989, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006, (...)

Kerry’s Tommy Walsh with Michael Fitzsimons and Cian O’Sullivan of Dublin. Stopping O’Sullivan will be key to Kerry’s chances of victory. Photograph: Inpho

Beating Dublin, how can it be done? Neutrals are sniggering at the old Kerry trick in the face of the most daunting adversity they have perhaps ever (...)

Andrea Bocelli  waving to the crowd in the King Power Stadium  as Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri looks on. Photograph:  Reuters

The season can’t get any madder, you tell yourself, and then you turn on the telly and there’s Andrea Bocelli singing Nessun Dorma in the middle of th(...)

RTÉ’s The Sunday Game Live presenter Michael Lyster with football panellists Joe Brolly, Colm O’Rourke and Pat Spillane in studio in Croke Park.

RTÉ’s Michael Lyster has given an insider’s view of RTÉ’s The Sunday Game, one filled with tales of gargantuan personalities, heated rows about the GA(...)

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