Galway’s Joe Canning scores a late penalty during last Sunday’s exciting Leinster senior hurling semi-final against Kilkenny at O’Connor Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

‘The game that keeps on giving,” Dónal Óg Cusack enthused on The Sunday Game after the frenetic finish to last Sunday’s rollercoaster ride that was th(...)

“Referee! Despite that crucial decision going against my team, I just want you to know you’re doing a particularly excellent job this afternoon.”

With the recent advent of Sky Sports covering GAA matches, we’ve noticed (even more) puzzlement with some refereeing decisions. The problem is many(...)

“Referee! Despite that crucial decision going against my team, I just want you to know you’re doing a particularly excellent job this afternoon.”

With the recent advent of Sky Sports covering GAA matches, we’ve noticed (even more) puzzlement with some refereeing decisions. The problem is many(...)

In the Munster Hurling Final of June 2004 Waterford’s John Mullane is restrained by Cork’s Seán Óg Ó’hAilpín after striking Brian Murphy. Photograph:Patrick Bolger/Inpho

On Sunday Cork and Waterford renew a rivalry that has provided some fantastic games since the beginning of this century.I was involved in some of thos(...)

Dublin players celebrate their National Football League Division One final victory over Derry at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho.

Forty years ago Kevin Heffernan’s Dublin team began the process of opening up the capital city – and more specifically its previously uninteres(...)

Niall Quinn: It was, a game that toughened me up.”

It’s easy to get confused. Take the contestant on ITV’s The Chase , as heard by a (...)

Mad Men: the TV series has featured work by the wonderful American poet Frank O’Hara

Is this the consequence of an overly optimistic disposition or is poetry everywhere in recent times? Devotees of B(...)

Dublin’s Paul Flynn celebrates with the Sam Maguire cup in front of Hill 16. The prospect of the capital dominating affairs is a cause of worry for many other counties.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin could be forgiven for feeling beleaguered at the moment. This should have less to do with the legitimate comments of GAA director general Párai(...)

Thomas Hitzlsperger  has become one of the few high profile sportsmen, and the first well-known German footballer, to publicly reveal that he is gay. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters.

Retired German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger, dubbed Der Hammer, has earned widespread praise after becoming Germany’s first professional footballer (...)

Clare goalkeeper Patrick Kelly saves a penalty from Anthony Nash in the All-Ireland final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash believes there will be more fouls in hurling if a proposed new rule to restrict the 20-metre free-taker’s run is adopted.(...)

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