Kerry’s Páidí Ó Sé is held aloft by supporters after Kerry’s victory over Dublin in the 1985 All-Ireland Football final. Ready to greed him is Kerry manager Mick O’Dwyer. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Phil O’Sullivan is one of 33 Kerry men to have lifted the Sam Maguire so far. Through the phantasmagorical collage of the Kerry football tradition, th(...)

The Kerry and Wexford teams parading before the 1913 All-Ireland senior football final. James Rossiter, who played in this final, fought with the Irish Guards and once wrote home that he felt more nervous before an All-Ireland final than before an Irish Guard attack on the Germans. Photograph: GAA Library and Archive

By 1916, the GAA was Ireland’s largest sporting organisation with more than 500 clubs affiliated across all 32 counties. In the previous decade the Al(...)

William Thomas Cosgrave (1880-1965), Irish politician, at the time of the fights for independence. Photograph: Getty Images

Six months to the Rising, to that defining moment in our history. And in an Ireland preoccupied with the first World War, there were, in truth, few si(...)

East Down Foxhounds parade in the Main Arena on the final day of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the RDS, Dublin, today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

County Wicklow rider Jane Bradbury and owner Daphne Tierney won the supreme hunter championship on Saturday morning in the Main Arena with the heavywe(...)