Seamus Darby

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Bayern Munich’s striker Ivan Perisic arrives for a training session. The Bundesliga returns next week. Photograph:  Christof Stache/AFP

Thank God for the Germans, who will fill the huge football-shaped hole in many of our lives when the Bundesliga resumes this weekend. With apologies t(...)

Seán Hanley (left) and his Scoil Bhríde team-mates celebrate defeating Lios na nÓg in the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol finals at Croke Park in 2018. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

I’ve been blessed down the years. Spoiled rotten. So many big games in Croker. As a 12-year-old, I was there when Séamus Darby scored arguably the mo(...)

Kevin McManamon comes on for Paul Mannion during a Super Eights game against Donegal at Croke Park in 2018. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

For something so obvious, it still came as a bit of a surprise. In early 2016, Dublin’s Kevin McManamon was being interviewed at a league launch event(...)

 Donald Trump plays a round of golf after the opening of The Trump International golf links course in Aberdeen, Scotland, in July, 2012. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty

In Sunshine or in Shadow by Donald McRae (Simon & Schuster, €8.00) The more you think about the Troubles, the more you dig into what da(...)

Supporters on Hill 16 shade their eyes against the sun during the All-Ireland final replay between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park. Photograph:   Tom Honan

Rare old times, indeed. Even the light was slow to decline over Croke Park, the night sky pretty in pink as Sam accompanied the Dubs for the fifth yea(...)

Kerry and Dublin fans chat after the All-Ireland senior football final in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The lava flows on. After the hype and the forecasts and the thousands of old Kerry and Dublin yarns, the old rivals got together to produce an All-Ire(...)

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(...)

Seamus Darby behind the bar of Darbys The Greyhound at Chapel Street, Toomevara, Co. Tipperary. Photograph: fergalshanahan.com

Seamus Darby, the man who scored the most famous goal in the history of Gaelic football, has already been the subject of radio and television document(...)

Former Kerry footballer Ger Power is one of just six footballers with eight All-Ireland medals.

Ger Power laughs as he recalls the oft-told story about the holiday the Kerry senior football team had planned if they won a fifth successive All-Irel(...)

Offaly manager Eugene McGee makes his way onto the Croke Park  pitch before the start of the 1982 All-Ireland SFC Final against Kerry. Photograph:   Ray McManus/Sportsfile

The late Eugene McGee (78) was a man of many achievements and talents but the past 37 years of his life were dominated in the public mind by what happ(...)

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