Pat Spillane

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Olympic rowing silver medallists  Gary and Paul O’Donovan (left and second left) with host Graham Norton and other guests on the set  of the Graham Norton New Year’s Eve show. Photograph: PA

The Reeling in the Years people won’t know where to start with 2016, the task of squeezing the year’s multitudinous seismic happenings in to 25-ish mi(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire after the win over Mayo in the All-Ireland SFC Final  replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Spillane spoke for 31 counties. “Ah Jesus, I don’t know what to say to Mayo, honestly.” And what could you say? 1989, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006, (...)

Kerry’s Tommy Walsh with Michael Fitzsimons and Cian O’Sullivan of Dublin. Stopping O’Sullivan will be key to Kerry’s chances of victory. Photograph: Inpho

Beating Dublin, how can it be done? Neutrals are sniggering at the old Kerry trick in the face of the most daunting adversity they have perhaps ever (...)

Andrea Bocelli  waving to the crowd in the King Power Stadium  as Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri looks on. Photograph:  Reuters

The season can’t get any madder, you tell yourself, and then you turn on the telly and there’s Andrea Bocelli singing Nessun Dorma in the middle of th(...)

RTÉ’s The Sunday Game Live presenter Michael Lyster with football panellists Joe Brolly, Colm O’Rourke and Pat Spillane in studio in Croke Park.

RTÉ’s Michael Lyster has given an insider’s view of RTÉ’s The Sunday Game, one filled with tales of gargantuan personalities, heated rows about the GA(...)

Pat Spillane: “There’s two pubs and two churches and none of them are under pressure. Without the GAA, there’d be nothing in these communities.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In Templenoe this week, they found themselves with fabric torn and hearts hollow. Last Sunday, a local man went missing on the water around Dromquinn(...)

Twins Shayna and Orlaith Teggart, pupils at St Hugh’s National School in Dowra,  with a proof of the cover of The Scrapbook of Regrets. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Temper tantrums, racist remarks and missed opportunities on the soccer field, are among the regrets shared by some of the GAA’s best known stars when(...)

Former Roscommon star Karol Mannion courageously spoke out this summer about the serious after-effects of his two experiences of concussion on the GAA playing fields.  ©INPHO/James Crombie

Roscommon’s favourite son Chris O’Dowd has just hit the big screen as the star of a major new film The Program about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong(...)

Ploughing champion Eamonn Tracey on the last day of the 2015 National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The National Ploughing Championships has morphed into something so huge that it would be easy to forget its origins. Many of the visitors who arrive (...)

Dublin’s Stephen Cluxton trotted up and down the pitch “like the slow boat to China”, according to Martin Carney. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It wasn’t easy leaving Wales v Uruguay but it had to be done. The Rugby World Cup might just come around every four years but we get a mere one senior(...)

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