Rory Gallagher

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Donegal superfan John Murphy from Donegal Town. Photograph:  Joe Dunne

The ticket arrived by post on a sparkling Wednesday in Donegal Town. Courtesy of the county board. John Murphy was beginning to get worried. He has at(...)

Ryan McHugh celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in front of Donegal fans. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish people are a reliably sanctimonious lot when it comes to the GAA. Rarely more so, in fact. We go on as if no other sport is community-based, as (...)

Singer Mary Coughlan at home in Wicklow for magazine feature. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The singer spent years ‘in deep sadness and a lot of anger’ but honesty, openness and music got her through On Mary Coughlan’s kitchen table the(...)

Rory Gallagher died on June 14th, 1995 at the age of 47, as a result of complications following a liver transplant. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

Rory Gallagher was a pioneer who paved the way for other Irish musicians as few in the UK could conceive of an Irish rock outfit when he and Taste beg(...)

Rory Gallagher: ‘The getting-to-know phase is something we’re missing out on to some extent.” Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Everyone’s lockdown is different, everyone’s lockdown is the same. It’s 12 weeks since intercounty football paused mid-sentence and everyone was told (...)

There is no denying that a sense of the preposterous drifts around Bono like dry ice. But the interesting question is: so what? Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

BONO TURNS 60 on Sunday. MAYBE IT’S TIME TO ASK WHAT IT IS THAT HAS MADE HIM THE MOST FAMOUS IRISHMAN OF THE PAST CENTURY After he had become a (...)

The first track on the debut album by The Scratch is entitled Pull Your Jocks Up, a propulsive, rousing acoustic rock number that dramatically announc(...)

Bassist and vocalist Paul Linehan described the song as “a celebration of life and the value of relationships even when they have their ups and downs”. Photograph:  Jon Lusk/Redferns

It may never actually mention Cork but The Frank and Walters’ hit single After All has been voted Cork’s Favourite Song, seeing off other famous Leesi(...)

James Horan: led Mayo to the league title last season with a victory over Kerry in the final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Allianz Football League [Matches at 2.0 unless stated]  Division One Tyrone v Meath, Healy Park – Back in the big time, Meath face familiar oppo(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin will be hot favourites for the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kerry optimism For all Dublin’s success on the All-Ireland final stage one trend stands out. For Kerry it provides a source of hope. After going fu(...)

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