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 Castleknock College’s Ben Griffin is tackled by Roscrea’s  Sam Murphy and Shane Mallon during the Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Senior Cup clash at Energia Park, Donnybrook. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Castleknock College 24 Cistercian Roscrea 17 Castleknock needed every one of their 19-point lead to hold off resurgent Roscrea in this Leinster Senio(...)

Garlic ready for planting. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Autumn is an excellent time to plant edible bulbous plants in the kitchen garden or allotment for harvesting next year. The shining example is garlic (...)

A snowdrop emerges from its bulb. File photograph: Getty

Brexit. Is there any other word that provokes such a potent mix of anxiety, ennui, fury and despair? As gardeners it’s made us realise how much we’ve (...)

Anna Shiels-McNamee takes an unusually wry view of the process of going blind.

Oneday Belltable Theatre Limerick, Sep 12; St John’s Theatre, Listowel, Sep 19th; (touring until Sep 28th) dickwalshtheatre.com What happened on Mar(...)

My Dad’s Blind: Anna Sheils-McNamee’s play was named best production at Dublin Fringe Festival

The marathon Dublin Fringe Festival – 80 productions and 554 performances over 16 days – ended on Sunday night with the announcement of this year’s fr(...)

Oneday: Dick Walsh and James Moran challenge journalism, theatre and expertise. Photograph: Aine McBride

ONEDAY Project Arts Centre ★ ★ ★ ★ What happened on March 13th, 2012? In an absorbing experiment, both arch and obsessional, the theatremaker Dick Wa(...)

Learn some of the hidden language of flowers before you send them to your Valentine

Pssst… Planning on sending some sweetly scented blooms to your loved one this coming Valentine’s Day? To avoid committing some sort of embarrassing fa(...)

 Meath’s Seán Tobin scores a goal past Longford goalkeeper Paddy Collum at Pairc Táilteann. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Meath 1-17 Longford 1-9Last year’s beaten finalists Meath are on the cusp of a semi-final spot in the O’Byrne after seeing off the feeble challenge of(...)

Sagely bearded Rick Seery as Grandpa

Project Arts Centre, Dublin *** If you took all of Dick Walsh’s observations and anecdotes and laid them end to end, it is unlikely that t(...)

 Ciaran Byrne of Louth removes a stray dog from the pitch in Newbridge. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kildare 1-19 Louth 0-15Kildare survived a stern examination from Louth to maintain their 100 per cent qualifier record under Kieran McGeeney.A remarka(...)

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