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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(...)

 Barry O’Connor’s affable nature has made him a popular figure at the Swans with players and staff:   Photograph: Inpho

The seemingly idyllic lifestyle that Wexford’s Barry O’Connor signed up for at the AFL’s Sydney Swans has changed irrevocably in a matter of months. H(...)

 Action from the round one AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Sydney Swans at the Adelaide Oval on March 21st. Photograph: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images

There’s surreal and there’s playing professional sport in an empty stadium surreal. Colin O’Riordan and his Sydney Swans team were in the Adelaide Ova(...)

Tipperary manager Liam Kearns says he is proud of his team. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Started in Dungarvan’s Fraher Field, ended in Croke Park. Some distance travelled. “I am not going to sit here and say I was Jim McGuinness and I tol(...)

Tipperary captain Peter Acheson, pictured with manager Liam Kearns after Sunday’s quarter-final victory over Galway: “I’m the third-oldest player and I’m only 26 but the young fellas, they are brave out. They go for it, which suits our style of play.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tipperary footballers reaching an All-Ireland semi-final is no overnight success. There are plenty of medals in their pockets. Some for hurling but m(...)

  Ciarán Byrne: former Louth player  in 25 for Carlton’s AFL game against Sydney. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Zach Tuohy will join a select group of recruits from the GAA world who have played 100 Australian Football League (AFL) games when he lines out in Mel(...)

Michael Ryan: The Tipperary manager has added Brian Horgan to his coaching team.

Former Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea could be set for a sensational return to top-level intercounty coaching with Galway. It is understood that O’Sh(...)

Adam Goodes in  Croke Park in 2010. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

I had just turned 40 and was harnessed to the parapet of the Sydney harbour bridge when I first encountered banal, casual, wounding racism first hand.(...)

Australia captain Adam Goodes lifts  the Cormac McAnallen Cup at Croke Park in October 2010 after victory over Ireland in the    International Rules Series. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Aboriginal footballer and anti-racism campaigner Adam Goodes is contemplating retirement because of the jeering he has been subjected to over the las(...)

Tadhg Kennelly: “When you play professional sport here, it’s ruthless.” Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Fifteen years have passed since a skinny and scared Irishman sat alone in the cafe at the Sydney Football stadium waiting for his first professional A(...)

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