Tom Cunniffe

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New York native Shane Hogan celebrates scoring a goal against Leitrim last year. Photograph: Andy Marlin/Inpho

For years, New York’s role in the All-Ireland football championship was to provide a flash-in-the-pan overseas appearance and then disappear. Since t(...)

Armagh’s Jamie Clarke isn’t the only big name on the New York team to face Leitrim. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

New York have named a strong team to take on Leitrim in Sunday’s Connacht championship opener at Gaelic Park. At the 20th time of asking, Justin O’Ha(...)

New York in action against Sligo at Gaelic Park last year. “When you have no National League and no challenge games, it’s harder to put it in. A win would be huge,” says Justin O’Halloran. Photograph: Andy Marlin

They are the outpost of all outposts. Always first on the championship train, with the implicit understanding that they will always be the first off i(...)

New York’s Shane Hogan beats Sligo’s Cian Breheny to the ball during the Connacht championship first roound clash in Gaelic Park in the Bronx. Photograph: Andy Marlin/Inpho

The annual jaunt to New York is becoming more and more fraught for teams in the Connacht senior football championship, and, for now at least, we’re no(...)

A full hour after the astroturf had settled, crowds were still coming through the turnstiles in the Bronx. The 2017 All-Ireland Championship had off(...)

New York and  Sligo players battle for the ball during the Connacht SFC game at  Gaelic Park, Bronx, New York. Photograph: Andy Marlin/Inpho

New York 1-13 Sligo 1-21 Sligo survived a brief but real scare in the Bronx on Sunday night before their experience and class told late on to see of(...)

Conor McGraynor: Former Wicklow forward is included in the New York team to host Sligo. Conor McGraynor: Former Wicklow forward is included in the New York team to host Sligo.

SUNDAY Connacht SFC preliminary round New York v Sligo, Gaelic Park, 3.15 EDT (8.15 BST) [Live, RTÉ Radio 1] New York manager Justin O’Halloran sa(...)

Mayo’s Brendan Harrison tackles Dublin’s Bernard Brogan during the All-Ireland final replay. “He is surprisingly strong. He is very physical. He is very tricky,” said Harrison.Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

That slow walk is just as you always imagined. You are towards the front of the parade and you turn the corner by the Canal End of Croke Park and face(...)

Tipperary’s James Barry is brought out to centre back with Tomás Hamill getting a run at full back against Dublin at Thurles. Photograph: Alan Betson
Weekend GAA previews

SATURDAY (Matches at 7.0 unless stated) AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-finals Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary), O’(...)

Kerry’s Kieran Donaghy finds the Mayo net in last year’s All-Ireland semi-final replay in Limerick. Of the four teams that have contested All-Irelands in the past five seasons, Mayo have consistently conceded more goals than Dublin, Donegal and Kerry. photograph: Cathal  Noonan/Inpho

When an earthquake has flattened a whole city block, your first thought isn’t to comb it for detail. So it wasn’t until a second viewing of the Connac(...)

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