Tony Browne

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Tony Kelly celebrates scoring a goal during the All-Ireland SHC qualifier against Laois last November. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The most improved Waterford hurler this year has been Jack Prendergast. He has grown from being a bit-part panel player to a really consistent perform(...)

Brian Cody is looking to extend his long run of All-Ireland semi-final wins on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The All-Ireland semi-final, August 2009. I remember standing there, waiting in my left-corner-back position where Hill 16 meets the Cusack Stand. I ha(...)

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 (...)

Dr Tony Browne

Tony Browne Born: July 22nd, 1936 Died: August 15th, 2019 A quiet determination that Connacht rugby should stand shoulder to shoulder with the other (...)

‘I was at the Walsh Cup game between Kilkenny and Wexford last Saturday – the crowd was going spare. The blood was up in everyone. Games just take on a life of their own.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

How do you take it handy in the league? How do you get that balance between going bull-headed for everything and keeping something back for later in (...)

 John McGrath raises one of the local kids over his head in the Mbekweni township, close to Paarl city, the former home to World Champion long jumper Luvo Manyonga. Photograph: Barbara McCarthy

Ask John McGrath how far he’s come to speak at the GAA coaching conference in Croke Park on Saturday and you don’t get an answer: you get a philosophy(...)

 Waterford hurlers on board an open-topped bus are greeted by thousands of fans in the city on Monday evening. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

If longing won All-Irelands then the current Waterford team would be crowned champions in the morning such was the warm reception they received Monday(...)

Francis Forde in action against Dublin in 2002. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

When the Galway footballers shot like a comet across the sky in the summer of 1998, Francis Forde was struck by what seemed to be an inherent know-how(...)

Waterford’s Dan Shanahan is chased by Séan Óg Ó gAilpín during the National Hurling League final of 1998. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

The nadir for Waterford was probably those two Munster finals in 1982 and ’83. Cork won both by 31 and 19 points, respectively. Reminiscing starkly (...)

Bandon scouts  at the fishing forum on River Blackwater

Bandon scouts in Co Cork attended a fishing tuition day at the River Blackwater organised by the local angling club and supported by Inland Fisheries (...)

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