Michael Cusack

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Our Few and Evil Days: “You listen to the painstaking dialogue, though, like a surveillance team hoping to catch someone in confession”

Our Few and Evil Days Abbey Theatre, Dublin ****It isn’t remarkable that Mark O’Rowe, a master of sensational monologues, should return to dialogue fo(...)

The new owner of the famous Hayes Hotel in Thurles has said he wants to turn the landmark property into a “cultural hub” which will recognise its role in GAA history but also become a thriving business. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The new owner of the famous Hayes Hotel in Thurles has said he wants to turn the landmark property into a “cultural hub” which will recognise its role(...)

After a nail-biting 10-minute auction featuring multiple bidders and two last-second interventions, Hayes Hotel was sold for €650,000. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The end was almost as tense as a Kilkenny-Tipp hurling final as the Thurles hotel where the GAA was formed 130 years ago went under the hammer follow(...)

At the Hayes Hotel auction, the auctioner went through his going once, going twice, going three times routine and was just about to drop the gavel when “the gentleman in the pink shirt” decided to have another go today and bid €640,000.

The Thurles hotel where the GAA was formed 130 years ago this November has gone under the hammer after a nail-biting auction in the RDS this afternoon(...)

Galway’s David Collins with students of the Shanghai University, including Peng Zhontao, who demonstrates his recently acquired skills, during an Introduction to the GAA/welcome reception for the 2013 GAA GPA All-Stars, hosted by the Shanghai GAA Club.  Photograph:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

At the on-field presentation of medals in Shanghai rugby club last Saturday, Ireland’s ambassador to China Paul Kavanagh remarked that the trains trav(...)

The remains of Niall Donoghue are carried by friends and team mates through Kilbeacanty today. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Moving tributes were paid to Galway hurler Niall Donohue by family, friends and leading GAA figures at his funeral in south Galway earlier today.Over (...)

A sublime GAA season
  • Sport
  • October 5, 2013, 01:00

When the GAA celebrated its 125th anniversary at the beginning of 2009, just as the awful scale of Ireland’s economic disaster was emerging, compariso(...)

Maurice Davin: a forensic and considered advocate for the GAA in its early years

It’s been quite a start to the football championship. The two big provincial matches, in Connacht and Ulster, may have been more easily won than mo(...)

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