Paul Brennan

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Patrick McBrearty carries ahead of Gerard Collins during Donegal’s rout of Down. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Donegal 2-25 Down 1-12 At the end, the thing to watch for wasn’t the general fed-upness of a Down team whose year was done, nor the studied satisfact(...)

David Clifford and Kerry open their Munster campaign against Clare in Killarney on Saturday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday Munster SFC quarter-final Limerick v Waterford, Gaelic Grounds, 3.0 – Live GAAGo. Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan) Limerick were unquestionabl(...)

Fans watch the game at the Athletic Grounds. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Armagh 0-16 Donegal 0-16 Relief for Declan Bonner but a sense of frustration was Kieran McGeeney’s lot following this pulsating Allianz League Divis(...)

Cork missed out on the chance to build on their win over Kerry and progress to the All-Ireland semi-finals. Photograph: Inpho

What a brilliant weekend for Tipperary and Cavan, the best football stories of the year. Upsets like those would do the heart good. Tipperary winning (...)

Hugh McFadden celebrates Donegal’s win over Tyrone in Ballybofey on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This was the weirdest weekend I have ever experienced in my lifelong involvement with Gaelic football. By the time I returned to a deserted Roscommon (...)

The remains of actor Jer O’Leary, being carried out of the Church of St. Agatha’s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Actor, activist, artist, raconteur, orator, and trade unionist Jer O’Leary (73), who died in Dublin on St Stephen’s Day, had a favourite quotation: “I(...)

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh celebrates scoring a goal with Patrick McBrearty during the Ulster SFC Final against Fermanagh at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 2-18 Fermanagh 0-12 Before it ended Rory Gallagher was already walking down the sideline to shake hands with Declan Bonner, the Fermanagh man(...)

Hard Rock Cafe Dublin - “love all serve all” at the bar

As you walk into Dublin’s Hard Rock Cafe, just reopened after refurbishment, one big thing hits you. Or rather, doesn’t hit you. U2’s famous Trabant f(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

Wicklow are frustrated that they can’t play their home quarter-final against Dublin in Aughrim. Photograph: Inpho

New faces, same old outcome Maybe it was Parnell Park asserting its value to Dublin but the close-run thing against Kilkenny came a bit out of the bl(...)

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