Former Mayo stalwarts Noel Connelly and Kevin McStay are the main contenders for the Mayo post vacated by James Horan after the All-Ireland semi-final loss to Kerry, but Hollymount native Connelly is the now the favourite to get the position.
The Mayo County Board will continue to accept applications until 11pm on Thursday night, but Colm Keys [..]
There’s a saying that ‘it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog’. If ever that statement applied to someone on this island, Davy Fitzgerald would be the prime example.
The Clare manager is not the biggest man around. But during his playing days, and now into his successful managerial career, he has and has [..]
A huge bronze statue of Irish and Australian legend Jim Stynes has been unveiled outside the Mebourne Cricket Ground (MCG) where Stynes played so many times during his AFL career.
He becomes the 15th sporting legend to be immortalised in sculpture on the famous ‘Avenue of Legends’ dotted around the perimeter of the MCG. The 6′ 5″ Dublin nati [..]
From Con Houlihan to John B. Keane, the county of Kerry has provided Ireland with some spellbinding literary wordsmiths.
People from the South West of the country seem to just have a unique way of expressing themselves. Now, we’re not putting Paul Galvin in the same category with Houlihan and Keane just yet, but judging by his piece in the Ir [..]
Eamonn Fitzmaurice and Jim McGuinness have met just once in competitive action as managers.
Donegal ran out 1-12 to 0-5 winners over the Kingdom during the Allianz National League in March of last year, at a time when Fitzmaurice was learning the ropes as Kerry manager. The ropes have been well and truly learned by the former All-Ireland winni [..]
The younger generation will remember Brian Cody as the greatest hurling manager of all time, but those with greying heads, can probably recall the days when Cody lined out as an accomplished full-back.
Before he managed Kilkenny to nine Liam McCarthy Cups (10 if they win on Sunday week), the James Stephens clubman won four All-Ireland titles a [..]
Gaelic Games has always provided a meeting place and a refuge for expats seeking to make a new life for themselves on the other side of the Atlantic in the ‘Big Apple’.
The United States has a strong Irish affiliation as we all know, with over 34 million people in the country claiming Irish heritage. New York City and Boston were always the mo [..]
Donegal fans have become quite accustomed to success in recent years under Jim McGuinness, but 22 years ago they were still waiting to lift their first All-Ireland crown.
On the 20th of September 1992, McGuinness was part of the first Donegal team to bring Sam back to the North West. Like on Sunday, Donegal were facing one of Gaelic football [..]