Joe Brolly

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‘The panel weren’t far wrong, just a point off, although as Cyril noted: “If Hawk-Eye wasn’t there, Tipp would be All- Ireland champions.”’

Only one thing matched yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling final in the entertainment stakes: the reaction of English folk on the Twitter machine who were(...)

Meanwhile, earlier in Croke Park. The ESPN man: “This place can seat 82,000 for sawker!” As if the hurt wasn’t deep enough, like. Photograph: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile

Well, good heavens.As if Saturday wasn’t gobsmacking enough (prompting an English man on the Twitter machine to instruct his friends: “Get yourself on(...)

Kerry supporters celebrate the equalizing point: “Breathless was the only word, really, for that second half”. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Well, after that second half, you can only be grateful there’ll be a sequel, although the venue for Kerry and Mayo’s re-match didn’t have Colm O’Rourk(...)

Aaron Findon pushes over the Donegal team doctor. Senan Connell broke down the incident in a calm and reasoned manner – RTÉ took a different approach. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The GAA branch of Sky Sports must be feeling that very little breaking ball has gone their way this season. While they surely expected the initial fur(...)

 Delighted Donegal fans after the final whistle at Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

It may only be a matter of time before Donegal’s emigrant stonemasons return to start chipping and hammering Jim McGuinness’s likeness into the side o(...)

Galway’s Shane Walsh in action against Sligo’s Neil Ewing during the Connacht semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

An attendance of 31,000 descended upon Tuam when Galway hosted Mayo in the Connacht final of 1999. Derided in the early part of the decade as the sick(...)

  Presenters Brian Carney and Rachel Wyse with hurling analysts Jamesie O’Connor and Ollie Canning ahead of the the first ever Sky Sports GAA broadcast between Kilkenny and Offaly at Nolan Park on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

The Big Day was upon us, Gaelic Games’ debut on Sky. It being Sky you’d have anticipated a spectacular opening, perhaps Rachel Wyse and Brian Carney a(...)

Sky TV launch their coverage of the GAA championship at Croke Park last month. Photo: Clive O’Donohoe/Inpho

Friday afternoon and Nowlan Park is grey and still. At least on the face of it. The only sound is the crank of a distant drill above in the stand. A f(...)

The Portugal squad train in   Obidos, Portugal. Photograph: Paulo Cunha / EPA

Manager: Paulo Bento Best finish: Third (1966) World Cup record: Played 26, Won 13, Drawn 4, Lost 9 History Surprisingly enough, th(...)

“Obviously as an Irishman, I don’t know what a six-pack looks like” – Roy Keane on Ronaldo’s Mario Balotelli impression.

And to think there were those who thought Rory McIlroy should drop out of the BMW PGA Championship because his mind would most probably be all over t(...)

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