Gaelic Sports – King Henry!

We shall not see his like again, writes Ciarán McGowan. Photo shows Henry Shefflin of Kilkenny receiving a second yellow card in match against Cork   ©INPHO/Donall Farmer I want to start this week by...

Irish Music – Summer Notes

No other band musically relates to or evokes an Irish summer like The Waterboys, writes Lucy Earley. They seem to inspire everyone at late parties; out in back garden, with garden lanterns, white win...

GAA – Gods playing tricks

The ‘ GAA Gods ’ play tricks on us sometimes, writes Ciarán McGowan. Last weekend they messed with our heads and conjured performances and results that saw Leitrim’s footballers lucky to draw with Lo...

Gaelic Sports – A Day in Sun

The wonderful thing about our Gaelic sports is that every one of our 32 counties has their day in sun – their day to shine. Last Saturday evening, footballers of Meath and Wicklow went toe to toe in ...

The story of Raglan Road

By Lucy Earley  It’s Bailey Pub, Dublin. The year is 1966. The place is packed with people sitting at bar and at small tables. Loud raucous banter, laughter and slow drone of conversations fill air. ...