Tomas Meehan

4 results

Kerry’s Dara Ó Cinnéide: “We had underachieved as minors. And that hurt us so badly.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In the autumn of 1997, Dara Ó Cinnéide got a letter from a friend from Co Louth who he had studied alongside at the University of Limerick (UL). It wa(...)

Crossmaglen’s Francie Bellew celebrating  the club’s victory in the Ulster club football  final of 2008. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

My parents are hoarders. Not on an industrial scale, not in a way that would interest TV producers, but they like to hold onto things. My brother en(...)

Mayo’s manager Stephen Rochford and selector Seán Carey, who have led the county to their third All-Ireland final in five years. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Football people go by defining years so when Stephen Rochford was putting together his backroom team, he turned to Seán Carey, one of his minor team-m(...)

Thomas Flynn celebrates with Damien Comer after scoring Galway’s winning goal against Mayo in the Connacht championship semi-final at McHale Park last month. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

No matter what happens in Pearse Stadium on Sunday, Galway football is beginning to move from the shadows. The county has had gaps before: it failed (...)