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Kerry’s David Clifford celebrates scoring his second goal with his brother Paudie Clifford during the league victory over Galway at Austin Stack Park in Tralee. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 4-21 Galway 0-11 A David Clifford hat-trick banished the ghosts of last year’s championship defeat to Cork as an empathic 22-point drubbing of(...)

Armagh v Roscommon in the National League in October: Armagh had "home advantage", courtesy of self-portraits from over 3,000 primary school children across the county in the stands. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Crowds There weren’t any. And it took our pundits some time to adjust to the new normal. Eg Before Armagh played Roscommon at the Athletic Grounds: C(...)

Brendan Gleeson speaking at the GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Ah here, as Joanne Cantwell put it, “what a weekend”, among the highlights Tipperary winning the Munster football title for the first time in 85 years(...)

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell at the Leinster GAA Senior Football Championship quarter-final between Dublin and Westmeath at MW Hire O’Moore Park, Portlaoise on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“Swashbuckling football,” said All-Ireland winning manager Jim McGuinness as Dublin drew pretty, straight-line pictures on the turf in O’Moore Park. T(...)

‘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(...)

 Sean Lowry and Mick Lowry lift the Sam Maguire for Offaly after they avenged the 1981  final defeat a year later to dash Kerry’s dream of five-in-a-row of All-Ireland triumphs. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

TG4’s new series, All-Ireland Gold moved on to its second instalment at the weekend. Clearly indebted to BBC’s Rock and Roll Years and RTÉ’s immense(...)

A dejected Seán Cavanagh after the 2017 semi-final against Dublin in Croke Park. File photograph: Inpho

Three-time All-Ireland winner Seán Cavanagh doesn’t deserve to be “crucified” for referring to the North as “up here in the UK”, according to the man (...)

What exercised most of the callers to Liveline last Thursday was, of course, the filthy fornication that has featured so prominently in Normal People,(...)

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 (...)

Bohemians’ Keith Ward amused by the conditions during Saturday’s Airtricity  League Premier Division match against Shamrock Rovers at Dalymount Park. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

When King Mongkut of Siam hired Jodie Foster to be his children’s teacher, you wonder did he tell her in advance that he had 82 of them in all, with j(...)

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