Paul Conroy

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Tullamore Golf Club is hosting this year’s Irish Close. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Just five strokes cover the top 31 on the leaderboard heading into Sunday’s final 36 holes of the AIG Irish Men’s Amateur Close at Tullamore Golf Club(...)

Aidan O’Shea lifts the Nestor Cup as Mayo celebrate the Connacht final win over Galway at Croke Park. Positioning the towering O’Shea at full forward is the best option for Mayo going forward. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Life has taught me that when it comes to the forensic analysis of Mayo-Galway championship games, the coin flip is best. I did a lot of previewing an(...)

Mayo’s Stephen Coen and Paddy Durcan celebrate at the final whistle of the Connacht SFC Final against Galway at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Mayo keep rolling on, Galway keep rolling over. This Connacht final played out as the ultimate display of the distance between the major warring facti(...)

TJ Ford with the South of Ireland Championship trophy: ‘I’m in shock, to be honest... It’s unbelievable’

Cecil Ewing and Sean McTernan came up short but Co Sligo’s TJ Ford was not to be denied as he became the first man from the Rosses Point club to win t(...)

Mayo’s Lee Keegan celebrates with his daughter Lile in the JJ Nestor Cup after the win over Galway in the Connacht SFC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Mayo 2-14 Galway 2-8 An old story told in a different style still came to a familiar conclusion at Croke Park with James Horan’s latest championship (...)

 Alan Fahy had to play 42 holes on Saturday to make the South of Ireland semi-finals. File photograph: David Cannon/R&A/R&A via Getty Images

Dún Laoghaire’s Alan Fahy survived a marathon 42-hole day to battle his way into Sunday’s semi-finals of the South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch.(...)

 Galway’s Maitias O Bairéad dejected at the final whistle after losing to Monaghan in the closing minutes at St Tiernach’s Park, Clones. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Watching Galway throw away their Division One status on Sunday was hard enough for me as a neutral observer so I can only imagine how horrific it is g(...)

Dublin’s Aaron Byrne scores a goal against Galway. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 1-15 Dublin 2-16 Another reminder, if we ever again need one, how much crowds are missed at games like this. Galway welcomed the All-Ireland (...)

Galway’s Finnian O’Laoi with Niall Daly of Roscommon during their Allianz League clash. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 2-16 Roscommon 1-13 Not a game that will be spoken of in 20 days, let alone 20 years. But for Galway, it was just the tonic. A solid defensive(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and Aidan O’Shea celebrate after their side’s narrow victory over Galway in the Connacht final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo march on through the pandemic winter. They may be travelling without the insatiable crowd but the old ambition and bloody-mindedness was the same(...)

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