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Waterford players watch the minor game ahead of the round-robin game against  Limerick at Walsh Park last June. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

As a friend once quipped on what used to be the regular means of transport to England – the boat train – as he peered into the night on the track out (...)

Offaly line up before a game against Longford in January. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Last week Offaly GAA lost Fr Tom Scully to Covid-19. An inspirational figure, he is widely credited within the county with a pioneering role in the wo(...)

Mayo parade before the 2016 All-Ireland final against Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The curse on Mayo football, allegedly laid on the 1950s team, has found plenty of corroboration in the past 30 years. Since last winning the Sam Magui(...)

Tipperary’s Ronan Maher and Cian Darcy with Galway’s Conor Cooney and Conor Whelan. Hurling receipts are going to be down this year because of the redrawing of Division 1. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

There is a sense of the GAA walking on eggshells as the country anxiously waits for whatever phase of the virus that shuts down everything. It is, af(...)

Robert Finnerty: “I’ve enough of the bench now, I’ve spent enough time there so hopefully now I can get into the team.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Perhaps it’s just as well the Sigerson Cup begins on the same day that Pádraic Joyce takes his first steps as Galway manager, against Mayo. Sunday’(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton fires the wnning free into the Hill 16 end with the final decisive act of the 2011 All-Ireland final against Kerry. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

September 18th, 2011: Dublin 1-12 Kerry 1-11   In more sombre moments I could concede that my life may have been measured out with coffee spoon(...)

“You don’t have to win on the scoreboard. You only have to be a good person - who does their best.”

As he launches his new memoir, Joe Schmidt tells Keith Duggan he’ll go back to work at some stage. He’s just not sure what at. It was a humdrum(...)

Bernard Brogan with Dublin manager Jim Gavin and Brogan’s sons  Keadan and Donagh after the five-in-a-row was completed in the All-Ireland final replay against Kerry at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bernard Brogan’s retirement at the age of 35 probably didn’t come as a major surprise in that it had been widely speculated on since Dublin’s completi(...)

Ireland’s Cian Healy, Josh van der Flier and James Ryan during the Rugby World Cup quarter-final clash with New Zealand in Tokyo. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Barrett clan spent 15 months living in Meath. They played Gaelic football for St Brigid’s while the father, who promised he would “breed All Black(...)

Derry captain Christopher McKaigue lifts the Division Four league trophy at Croke Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

One of the consequences – for all we know, intended – of the decision to fix the discussions on a graded football championship for an October special (...)

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