Tommy Walsh

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Roscommon’s Mark Miley celebrates his side’s All-Ireland minor final replay win over Kerry in 2006. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In the summer of 2006 Roscommon crashed out of the championship, beaten 1-19 to 0-9 by Meath on a scorcher of a day in Navan. Cathal Cregg, with a ful(...)

Seamus Moynighan: “We should not be changing rules so that these guys can come over, look at our game and see who they like.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

We anticipated a gentle stroll down memory lane with one of the true greats of Kerry football but a half hour sit-down with Séamus Moynihan turned in(...)

Adrian Varley of Galway and Graham O’Sullivan of Kerry. Photograph: Keith Wiseman/Inpho

Kerry 1-15 Galway 2-11 Kerry fashioned a great escape on their home patch with a late goal from Paul Geaney that turned the second half on its head. (...)

 Galway goalkeeper Conor Gleeson is put under pressure by David Clifford of Kerry. Photo: Keith Wiseman/Inpho

Kerry 1-15 Galway 2-11 Kerry fashioned a great escape on their home patch with a late goal from Paul Geaney that turned the second half upon its head(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford kicks a point to level the game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-19 Kerry 1-19 Long may they dance, these two. Dublin and Kerry tangled and tangoed into the night in the first league game of the year, endi(...)

Tommy Walsh knows that ultimately Kerry will be judged on what they do this summer. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Another year in the Kerry jersey is upon Tommy Walsh, as his third stint moves into added time. Next month he’ll turn 32 and, for a man who has endure(...)

Corofin players celebrate victory over Dr Crokes in last year’s All-Ireland senior club football final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA is hopeful that Sunday’s AIB All-Ireland club finals will attract a crowd of 20,000 to Croke Park. This year’s championship finale is the fir(...)

St Mullin’s Marty Kavanagh is tackled by Joe Fitzpatrick and Jack Kelly of Rathdowney-Errill in the Leinster club   championship semi-final at  Cullen Park, Co Carlow. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

The story goes that Marty Kavanagh, still just 10 years of age, was spotted training with St Mullins by the Carlow minor manager, whose breath was tak(...)

Tipperary goalkeeper Brian Hogan claims his first Hurling All  Stars awards and follows in the footsteps of his father, Ken, who won one in  1987. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Though there are occasionally years in which the announcement of the hurling All Star team causes a stir around the place, 2019 is unlikely to be one (...)

When Stephen Cluxton came off his line early for the penalty save which denied Paul Geaney a goal in the drawn final, I had it rerun within eight or nine seconds in the commentary position. This type of ‘ref-assist’ doesn’t have to be unacceptably intrusive. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

My late father had a phrase that combined his love and admiration for the GAA with the frustration that it could sometimes cause him. He would sit the(...)

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