Joe Brolly

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A 17-year-old Michael Murphy celebrates scoring a goal on his championship debut, a first round qualifier against Leitrim in 2007. His manager on that day was Brian McIver, who he will come up against at Celtic Park on Sunday when Derry are their Ulster SFC opponents. Photograph: Inpho

In a sporting context, it seems like an eternity. Michael Murphy was 17 when Brian McIver gave him his championship debut in the summer of 2007. “He p(...)

Joe Brolly: RTÉ analyst made a controversial tweet about Rachel Wyse.

RTÉ Sport last night distanced themselves from the controversial remarks of their Sunday Game analyst Joe Brolly, claiming in a statement that “the v(...)

Rachel Wyse with fellow Sky Sports presenter Brian Carney and analysts Jamesie O’Connor and Peter Canavan.

You’re given 140 characters to express your thoughts in a tweet, but Joe Brolly only needed 28 (including the spaces - which he rarely employs when he(...)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger  is lifted by his players as they celebrate their victory against Hull City in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

So, you watch the FA Cup final while recording the clashing La Liga decider and then Clive Tyldesley tells you the result which ruins it but you try t(...)

Niall Quinn: It was, a game that toughened me up.”

It’s easy to get confused. Take the contestant on ITV’s The Chase , as heard by a (...)

Monaghan’s Conor McManus is dragged down by Sean Cavanagh of Tyrone during the 2012 All-Ireland quarter-final.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Remembering that foul and its consequences. Monaghan footballer Conor McManus coolly responded to a line of questioning yesterday on the impact(...)

 The rationale behind the GAA’s move into subscription broadcasting is it will revolutionise the availability of matches for members of the association in Britain where the games are proving increasingly popular as participation sports. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

I’m as excited as anyone by the media trend for self-improvement, embodied in the desire to “learn five things” from various events and inciden(...)

 Minister of State for Sport Michael Ring: “It’s our national game.”

The GAA confirmed yesterday that a portion of their media rights packages for the next three years has been sold to Sky Sports, with the upshot(...)

Sky will broadcast 20 live GAA championship games this summer. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Of the serried ranks of people lined up in opposition to the GAA’s new partnership with Sky Sports, it’s probably not surprising that Joe Broll(...)

“Maradona would not have used ‘the hand of God’ to score perhaps the most infamous goal in World Cup history if he was not born into a culture where Faustian pacts with the devil were an everyday occurrence.” Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

It is that time of year again when GAA fans quiver with excitement as the Championship begins. 2013 witnessed almost unrivalled excitement in h(...)

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