Pat Spillane

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Tyrone defenders swarm around a Kerry player during the 2003 All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Tyrone won 0-13 to 0-6 and went on to defeat Armagh in the final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pat Spillane didn’t know what he was going to say but he knew he was going to say something. Knew he had to. Knew he needed to place on public record (...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh: “I’ve been listening to Joe for a long time and I never get too worked up about it. I leave that to my Da.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We were somewhere around Garvaghy when the facts began to take hold. I remember saying something like, “I feel a bit light-headed; maybe you should dr(...)

RTÉ Sport’s Michael Lyster presenting The Sunday Game in 1990. Michael began presenting The Sunday Game series in 1984 continually up to the present day.

In the mid-to-late-1970s, the landscape of television sport had a single identifiable feature that stood high above everything else. Match Of The Day (...)

Offaly manager Emmet McDonnell.

Improper expenditure of nervous energy in Croke Park can account for the loss of 1.5-2.0km in the distance a player would normally complete in a 70-mi(...)

 Ronan O’Gara:  said a Sky goodbye, that,  piled on top of David Beckham’s au revoir,  made the sporting week nigh on unbearable.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As the bard James Marshall Hendrix put it, “the story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye”. And so(...)

Pat Spillane, Des Cahill and Ger Loughnane chat about the coming championship season in  the Radisson Hotel, Stillorgan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So this is how the summer starts. A round table, a decent bottle and a view out the window of the sun only pinging rays off Howth Head. Lunch in th(...)

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