Pat Spillane

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Brian Cody: He was like a bear on the sideline, striding up and down it looking for war. And he didn’t care who gave it to him . . . he was in lawless form. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A few years ago, I found myself in the company of Mick O’Dwyer and we were watching a game on television. Pat Spillane was on the screen and he was be(...)

Jim Gavin:  refused  to do one-on-one interviews in protest at broadcasters’ coverage of the Diarmuid Connolly affair. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Having had a few days to reflect on his comments on last weekend’s Sunday Game about Diarmuid Connolly’s suspension and the role played by fellow pund(...)

Jim Gavin: took exception to Pat Spillane’s comments about Dermot Connolly on The Sunday Game. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Is Pat Spillane to be allowed to comment on anything that might affect Kerry? Dublin manager Jim Gavin’s tour de force media conference came as a matt(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin hit out at Pat Spillane and ‘The Sunday Game’ over comments on Diarmuid Connolly. Photo: Inpho

Analyse that. The last two provincial football semi-finals, two extremely different results, one a victory for mind over matter, the other a defeat fo(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: ‘I’ve a duty of care for the player and I firmly believe there was an attack on his good name.’ Photo: Inpho

Fair play, Jim. There we were, trudging our weary way down from the Hogan Stand after yet another total eclipse of the Leinster Championship sun by Du(...)

Dermot Connolly: Branagan stood and watched as Connolly  was being dragged, pulled and hammered by Carlow players with  his hands out in a “do you see this?” fashion.

As a criminology student, we’re all given a year participating in a general crash course on the laws in Ireland and how it works in certain areas and (...)

The number of delayed and uncertain start-up dates in the Government’s plan for a rejuvenation of rural communities offers a worrying insight into off(...)

Stepaside Garda station: Constituency Minister Shane Ross  got it reopened through an inclusion in the programme for government. “That it now finds itself in a plan on rural renewal is at least testament to the Government’s commitment to recycling.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Action Plan for Rural Development, launched in Longford by Minister for Rural Development Heather Humphries, along with the Taoiseach, is largely (...)

Olympic rowing silver medallists  Gary and Paul O’Donovan (left and second left) with host Graham Norton and other guests on the set  of the Graham Norton New Year’s Eve show. Photograph: PA

The Reeling in the Years people won’t know where to start with 2016, the task of squeezing the year’s multitudinous seismic happenings in to 25-ish mi(...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire after the win over Mayo in the All-Ireland SFC Final  replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Spillane spoke for 31 counties. “Ah Jesus, I don’t know what to say to Mayo, honestly.” And what could you say? 1989, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2006, (...)

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