Peter Canavan

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 A huge crowd of  91,092 spectators at the Fourth Ashes Test between Australia and England at the famed Melbourne Cricket Ground in December 2013. Photograph:    Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Filtering the experience of a global landmark like the MCG through International Rules might appear like remembering Croke Park for a rodeo (yes, it d(...)

Enda McNulty pictured at the launch of his book in 2017. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the autumn of 1929, Frank McNulty from Mullaghbawn tried the door of the Manhattan bank where he had lodged his savings to find it locked for good.(...)

It went from bad to worse for Tyrone last week when Cathal McShane went off with a bad injury. Photo: Evan Logan/Inpho

Supporters were thin on the ground when Mattie Donnelly appeared at the dressing room door in Tuam stadium last Sunday. The Galway crowd disappeared q(...)

When the finance for Games Development and coaching grants were tallied from 2007 to 2018, Fermanagh received the least of all 32 counties Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The issues of clarity and equality in GAA funding has been called into question by the chairman of Fermanagh’s supporters’ fundraising club. Ger Trea(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire as Dublin celebrate beating Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football final replay, at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On a clear day, you can see forever. Monday morning now and the skies of Dublin’s football team are blue and cloudless. The football landscape has bee(...)

How will Kerry deploy Tommy Walsh against Dublin? Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Expect a surprise Think of 2009, and Tadhg Kennelly smashing into an unsuspecting Nicholas Murphy; think of 1978, and Mikey Sheehy with that mischiev(...)

Peter Canavan: retained an unshakeable belief that he would win an All-Ireland for Tyrone. He led the county to success in 2003 and won a second medal in 2005. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Tyrone’s All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry on Sunday is the latest contest in a rivalry spanning four decades, every one of which has seen the Ulst(...)

Mayo’s Fionn McDonagh surrounded by delighted fans following the victory over Donegal at MacHale Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“If I’d hair it would have been standing up on my head,” said Peter Canavan of the atmosphere in Castlebar which couldn’t even be dampened by the heav(...)

Dublin’s Philly McMahon and Cian O’Sullivan tackle Cathal McShane of Tyrone during the 2018 All-Ireland football final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When you’re around long enough, you get to hear everything eventually. I thought I was long past being surprised by anything in football. But then I h(...)

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and the Northern Secretary Karen Bradley will hold talks with the North’s five main parties at Stormont on Thursday to determine if there is any chance of a political breakthrough in the coming weeks. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the British prime minister Theresa May, who are reviewing what progress has been made in the talks aimed at restoring S(...)

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