Sean Boylan

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Former Cavan footballer Cian Mackey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cavan football carries indelible associations with classic forward play; dashing, tidy attackers in royal blue. Cian Mackey belongs to the first rank (...)

Conor Laverty’s Kilcoo team face Derrygonnelly Harps of Fermanagh in Sunday’s  Ulster club final. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It was one of those late July nights when you couldn’t imagine summer having a sell-by date. Down had just beaten Monaghan after extra-time in the Uls(...)

The Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society with Sean Boylan jnr at the Commemoration for Sean Boylan snr on the 50th anniversary of his death, which took place at Loughsallagh Cemetery, Co Meath. Photograph: John Ohle

A corner of Co Meath was transported back a century on Sunday as former All-Ireland winning football manager Sean Boylan joined locals in commemoratin(...)

Trevor Giles at the launch of the 2021 Beko Club Champion competition at  Croke Park: ‘If they got rid of the provincial championships it wouldn’t cost me a thought whatsoever.’  Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Trevor Giles hasn’t been so transported by Meath’s recent successes in winning the women’s and minor All-Ireland football titles that he sees a future(...)

Arthur Griffith arriving at the Mansion House on July 11th, 1921, after the truce is declared. Photograph: National Museum of Ireland

At 11.45am on July 11th, 1921, Hannah Carey left the Imperial Hotel in Killarney, where she worked, to observe street happenings, after two British so(...)

Seán Cavanagh in action for Ireland against Australia in  October 2008 at the  Subiaco Oval, Perth, Western Australia. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Seán Cavanagh caused a bit of a stir back in the day when comparing International Rules success with winning the All-Ireland. He had captained Irel(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody will take charge of the county for the 23rd season next year. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The last thing Brian Cody will either care or fret about is the fact he’s now the longest-serving manager in the intercounty game by some considerable(...)

Tom Parsons: “Happiness isn’t found in winning an All-Ireland or winning All Stars or playing in these big games. Happiness in sport and in life is found in the daily routines of everything we do.” Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

In the end, Tom Parsons got to call his own way out. He got to sit down and type up a statement and put it out into the ether, happy that the road ahe(...)

Ireland vs Australia in 2006. Graham Geraghty of Ireland is driven to the ground by Danyle Pearce of Australia, a tackle which led to the Meath man being carried off. File photograph: Inpho

In the RTÉ studio during half-time Colm O’Rourke, who had managed Ireland to back-to-back series wins in 1998-99 said in aghast tones that he had just(...)

Seán Boylan: the former Meath manager at Croke Park in 2016. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The GAA coach Seán Boylan is the subject of a new documentary that correctly abbreviates his name to Seán (Thursday, RTÉ One), in the manner of Cher o(...)

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