Joe Brolly

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The Tyrone jersey and crest with the evocative red hand. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

The evocative red hand against the white background is synonymous with Tyrone GAA, but few realise that the All-Ireland finalists once played in diffe(...)

Joe Brolly worked with RTÉ on The Sunday Game until 2019. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

GAA pundit Joe Brolly has initiated legal action against RTÉ, it has emerged. Proceedings in the High Court on behalf of Mr Brolly were issued on Thu(...)

The Hard Shoulder: Kieran Cuddihy’s Newstalk show sometimes plumps for spice rather than sustenance

As host of The Hard Shoulder (Newstalk, weekdays) Kieran Cuddihy is used to dealing with all manner of unpalatable subjects. Even so, one item on(...)

George Best taking the long walk  to the dressing room at Windsor Park after being sent off in the  game with Scotland in April 1970. Photograph: Staff/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

There’s a time and place for everything. Across Ireland, people are tired and battered and a bit weepy because we’re not sure when the government is g(...)

Hill 16 in full cry during the All-Ireland final replay defeat of Kerry  last year. Not having the Hill standing sentry in their big matches at the very least disrupts the status quo for champions Dublin. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“The sea of green was unreal. There were green jerseys everywhere. I don’t know how they did it but the Limerick supporters seemed to make up 75 per (...)

‘Derry Girls offers a telling depiction of a southerner in the North.’ Photograph: Channel 4

Speaking in the Free State Seanad in 1924, at a time when the Boundary Commission was considering changes to the Border, the poet WB Yeats predicted h(...)

Oulart-The Ballagh’s Garrett Sinnott scores a goal past goalkeeper Jack Cushe of Naomh Eanna during the Wexford SHC semi-final at Chadwicks Wexford Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

In the early days of Ireland’s lockdown, when being told to stay home felt like a novelty and was accompanied by an unexpected burst of Mediterranean (...)

Conor Moore: “I thought, ‘nobody is doing golf impersonations’. I took off about six to eight weeks and I learnt 10 guys and I put the video out for the Masters in 2018. And literally the night I put it out, the Golf Channel reached out to me and said we would like to talk to you about some opportunities. The rest is history.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Conor Moore is on the other end of the phone. There’s social distancing and, well, there’s real social distancing. Other side of the Atlantic style. (...)

Ray D’Arcy: monologue a mesmerisingly pointless exercise in solipsistic navel gazing. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/RTÉ

As one of RTÉ’s biggest stars contemplates retirement after three decades in broadcasting, there’s no hiding the trepidation in his voice at the prosp(...)

It doesn’t really matter just now what Brolly is ranting about: just that he is. There is comfort in that. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

It truly is a dark and fallen world when you find yourself fondly remembering Joe Brolly’s parka jacket. Remember that? Perhaps not. It already seems (...)

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