Paul Curran

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 Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy is among the subs for Saturday’s Tipperary v Kilkenny: The Legends Return — a benefit match for Amanda Stapleton.  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

On the weekend of the All Stars, Saturday will see nearly 30 of them in action in Borrisoleigh where Tipperary and Kilkenny will renew rivalry in a be(...)

Jim Gavin: was used in his playing days to curbing his own natural game in order to service the greater  needs of the Dublin team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There was much in retrospect that looks obvious about Jim Gavin’s playing days when tracing his development into the most successful Dublin football m(...)

A garda on the scene at Seagull House on Crumlin Road in Dublin where Paul Curran was fatally stabbed on July 16th, 2016.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A teenager has pleaded not guilty to murder but guilty to the manslaughter of a man who was stabbed in the stairwell of a Dublin flats complex. Grah(...)

Cormac McAnallen: moved from centrefield to full back after the drawn Ulster final of 2003. Tyrone went on to win their first All-Ireland title. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

It is ironic that all of the fuss caused by Stephen Rochford’s decision to send Aidan O’Shea to patrol the square was triggered by Kieran Donaghy, a p(...)

Stephen Cluxton acknowledges the crowd in the celebrations after last year’s All-Ireland victory. Photograph: Inpho

It all feels so Jurassic now. On the day before Stephen Cluxton made his first cracks on the inside of the eggshell, the Irish Independent ran a small(...)

Jim Gavin  at the launch of the Leinster football and hurling championships at  Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Dublin manager Jim Gavin didn’t need his aviation background to spot some target-rich environments when confirming to the media on Wednesday that he h(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon: “We know that we can’t stop; we’re going to play right until the end”. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

In a way it’s an obvious attitude. Otherwise Dublin wouldn’t have established such a track record of resisting defeat. On Sunday in Clones many in the(...)

James Walsh (right, with black runners) Neilstown Drive, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, appeared before Dublin District Court, charged over seizure of firearms and ammunition at Greenogue Business Park. Photograph: Collins Courts

Three men charged in connection with a large weapons seizure in Dublin have have been remanded in custody. They were brought by armed gardaí in unmar(...)

Outdoing Gaelic Players Association chief executive Dessie Farrell: “The organisation is in a really good place and 14 years is a long time to be in the position.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Dessie Farrell removes his glasses and waves from across the lounge in the Croke Park Hotel. We were supposed to meet across the road in Croke Park bu(...)

Mairéad Frisby from Tipperary (centre, in blue and gold), a special needs assistant at Grennan College in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, with students in Kilkenny colours ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland Hurling final between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

It can be a lonely life for one Tipperary fan, ensconced deep in enemy territory in Kilkenny. Mairéad Frisby is from Mullinahone in Tipperary, just (...)

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