Conor Lane

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Referee Conor Lane indicates a shoulder tackle as Eoghan McLaughlin lies injured during the All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

James Owens reckons it cost him three days’ work. The fall-out from his high-profile decision in June to implement the new hurling rules on cynical fo(...)

Shane Walsh in action for Galway  against Mayo’s Oisín Mullin during the Connacht SFC Final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Shane Walsh is tiptoeing around the issue when he begins to just say it: cynical fouling is alive and well in Gaelic football, and he has the scars to(...)

Rob Hennelly kicks the late equalising free which forced extra-time for Mayo in the memorable semi-final victory over Dublin at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

They have been to this place before, some of them, when they were little more than kids. In 2008, Mayo and Tyrone met in the All-Ireland minor final, (...)

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell in the semi final against Mayo.  In two difficult years he has  won an All-Ireland and lost a semi final in extra time, but there is a lot of talking to be done. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Impho

On August 7th, 1974, Philippe Petit, a French high-wire performer, walked across a cable secured between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre. T(...)

Rob Kearney has returned to playing GAA in recent weeks. Photo: Inpho

Rob Kearney’s return to Gaelic football with Cooley Kickhams has generated headlines. Before he became a rugby superstar, Kearney was a classy footbal(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Rob Hennelly scores a point to put the sides equal and force the game into extra-time. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mayo 0-17 Dublin 0-14 (after extra time) A tale of contrasting momentum: Mayo, invigorated with new players and a rising sense of themselves tha(...)

Mayo manager James Horan shakes hands with Dublin counterpart  Dessie Farrell after the game. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dessie Farrell is quiet when he comes in. It’s over. Seven years since Dublin last lost a championship game and here they are. Defeated. That it is Ma(...)

 Tommy Conroy celebrates as Mayo take the lead in the All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin at Croke Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

House on fire. After six years of unbroken domination that at times left the rest of the country in despair, Dublin, All-Ireland champions 2015-2020, (...)

David Clifford and Kerry open their Munster campaign against Clare in Killarney on Saturday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday Munster SFC quarter-final Limerick v Waterford, Gaelic Grounds, 3.0 – Live GAAGo. Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan) Limerick were unquestionabl(...)

Covid jab: a passing doctor kindly photographed me being vaccinated in central London

Conor Lane, an Irishman living in London who has written in The Irish Times about being treated for Ewing’s sarcoma, describes getting his first dose (...)

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