Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton kicks the winning point in injury time to clinch victory over Kerry in the memorable 2011 All-Ireland final. Photograph: Brian Lawless/Sportsfile

Bear with me a moment as I start off by digressing a little. It is five years since Bryan Cullen has lifted the Sam Maguire Cup to end the drought and(...)

Rare 18th Century oak hall chair with links to William Congreve, €500-€800,  Matthews

 The mether – or madder – as it is also known, is an ancient cup with four sides and three to four handles, unique to Celtic cultures. The name i(...)

A match programme from the recent All-Ireland ladies final. The Irish Football Programme Club organise regular fairs around the country while also hosting a Facebook page which enables collectors to source material. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

When the final whistle blew on the recent All-Ireland football final replay, and history was made as Dublin became the first team to win the Sam Magui(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy and Hugh McFadden lift the Allianz Football League Division 2 title trophy after beating Meath. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Donegal 1-17 Meath 1-15 After 20 minutes or so of the Allianz League Division 2 final, the thought lingered that we might just have a semi-compe(...)

Limerick’s Darragh O’Donovan celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy after his team’s All-Ireland final victory over Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With the Allianz Football League about to start, it is worth recalling that the New Ireland Cup, which will be presented to the winners in April, cele(...)

Brian Fenton: Dublin have the game’s pre-eminent centrefielder in the Raheny man who is yet to lose a championship game with Gavin’s team. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All-Ireland SFC final – Dublin v Tyrone, Croke Park, 3.30 The sense of ennui around the place over the past week or two is unmistakable. Maybe it’s b(...)

Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork Paul Colton (centre) with the Sam Maguire trophy for the All Ireland senior football championship winners. Photograph: Twitter.

Protestants in west Cork “dread” commemorations of the War of Independence and the Civil War, Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork Paul Colton has said. (...)

Sam Maguire was from Co Cork. A member of the Church of Ireland, he was born in the townland of Mallabraca near Dunmanway, West Cork, in March 1877. (...)

“Modern” is a funny word in Ireland. In other countries, modern implies a straight line of development, from rural to urban, from agricultural to ind(...)