Sean Boylan

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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(...)

Former Meath manager Seán Boylan is the focus of a documentary to be shown on RTÉ One on Thursday night. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. ‘Seán’ Alan Bradley’s compelling documentary on the life and times of Seán Boylan is an elegy for an er(...)

Seán Boylan and Trevor Giles celebrate Meath’s Leinster victory in 2001. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

“A Cavan man with no success whatsoever in Gaelic football,” Alan Bradley tells me, as if perfectly on cue. Because there is no scarcity of contradic(...)

Irish War of Independence: A woman recites the Rosary front of Mountjoy prison in Dublin for imprisoned Sinn Féiners on hunger strike. Photograph: adoc-photos/Corbis via Getty Images

County: Westmeath Incident: Assault on Castlepollard Barracks Date: July 11th, 1921 One of the last incidents in the War of Independence took place i(...)

Meath All-Ireland winner Frankie Byrne has died aged 94. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The death of Frankie Byrne at the age of 94 means that the last of Meath’s first All-Ireland winning team of 1949 has passed away. A long-time residen(...)

Roscommon county board were unable to ratify a new football manager on Monday night. According to a statement, it had been “hoped to put the name of t(...)

 Dunboyne’s Main Street. The largest development in the area is Dunboyne Castle, located along the Maynooth Road, with a total of 552 homes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just inside the Meath border, Dunboyne is a popular village that has grown consistently over the last 15 years. It is right on the fringes of Dublin, (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary at the memorial service for James Osborne at Trinity College Dublin on Friday. Mr O’Leary delivered a funny, but also searingly emotional tribute to his late friend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Warm and moving tributes were paid at a memorial service in Dublin on Friday for James Osborne, the Ryanair director and former managing partner of A&(...)

Stephen Cluxton acknowledges the crowd in the celebrations after last year’s All-Ireland victory. Photograph: Inpho

It all feels so Jurassic now. On the day before Stephen Cluxton made his first cracks on the inside of the eggshell, the Irish Independent ran a small(...)

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