Joe Connolly

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 Iggy Clarke with a hurley from his playing days at his home in Oranmore. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The moment has long been canonised: the fierce musicality of Joe Connolly’s Connemara-Irish, the beseeching lilt of Joe McDonagh’s rendition of The We(...)

Children from around the country compete in table tennis at the Aldi Community Games Festivals. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

The table quiz final at the Community Games is barely two rounds old and already the fat lady has started to clear her throat within earshot of the te(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning: ‘It is hard to think of any GAA player who is so central to the conversation and ambitions of his team and county.’ Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

So the years slide by into decades and still Galway wait on. Thirty years will have vanished this September since the maroon hurlers gate-crashed the (...)

UCD’s Cian O’Callaghan  in action against Maynooth’s Niall Kenny. The Fitzgibbon Cup final  has been set for the same day as the All-Ireland club semi-final between Cuala and Slaughtneil.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Third-level colleges are an important part of the GAA but they’re not the most popular subjects for advocacy. In fact they can arouse resentment. When(...)

Joe Connolly captained Galway to All-Ireland hurling title in 1980. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Former All-Ireland winning Galway captain Joe Connolly wants his native county to stand up for itself and stop being the “whipping boys” of Leinster h(...)

Bundee Aki lifts the Pro12 trophy as the Connacht players celebrate their win over Leinster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Connacht captain John Muldoon remembered Joe McDonagh in the post-match comments after leading his team to the semi-final success against Glasgow(...)

Joe McDonagh: his death leaves the GAA bereft of the ease and good humour through which he communicated his passions for Irish  language and   culture. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joe McDonagh was laid to rest in Rahoon Cemetery yesterday. His death last Friday came as a shock to many, who weren’t aware that he had been unwell a(...)

Galway hurler David Collins: “We wanted change and we got change. Now we have to fulfil our side and do it.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of the leaders of the Galway hurlers’ revolt against last year’s management has accepted the action has intensified pressure on the team in this y(...)

Former Tipperary player and manager Babs Keating; John O’Donoghue, former Tipperary goalkeeper; and former referee Michael Curley, at the removal of former GAA president Joe McDonagh at Barna Church in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Thousands of people travelled from all over Ireland and beyond to pay their respects to former GAA president Joe McDonagh last night. Mr McDonagh rep(...)

Shane Maloney scores Galway’s winning point against Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho

What an exciting time to be a hurler or a hurling supporter in Galway or Kilkenny, even more exciting if you’re a Galway senior hurler heading to Dubl(...)

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