FINAL JOY: Hurling Committee Chairman Michael Larkin, Joe Canning, Galway team manager, Micheál Donoghue, and John McGann, County Board Treasurer, in jubilant form after defeating Waterford in Sunday's All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park.

A landmark day for Galway and this team could be here to stay

Inside Track with John McIntyre Let’s us never hear about Galway’s supposedly soft centre again. Ever since their league final dismantling of Tipperary, some critics have been waiting in the long grass for the Tribesmen...
Galway minor captain Darren Morrissey with the Irish Press Cup and David Burke with the Liam Mc Carthy in Ballinasloe. Photo: Gerry Stronge

History shows hurlers shine in times of economic strife!

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com It may seem churlish to even mention this in a week that has seen Galway embrace the unadulterated joy of bringing Liam McCarthy back across the Shannon...
Gort showjumper Jessica Burke, who will compete at the World Breeding Jumping Championships for Young Horses in Lanaken, Belgium between September 20-24.

Experienced Burke jumping her way to international recognition

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon Given the prominence of Gort’s Jessica Burke on the showjumping circuit, particularly over the last decade, it is hard to believe she is only 25 years of age. Then again,...
Cllr Terry O'Flaherty at Ballyloughane Beach which, much to her chagrin, has been closed to swimming again this year.

‘Little brown trout’ in bay make mockery of Green Leaf

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley There was a downpour of rain there yesterday, which means if you go for a September swim at any of our city beaches, the...
Charlie Adley

Rambling, hurling, sloshing and dribbling!

Double Vision with Charlie Adley On an average Thursday I’d find it hard to justify a tour of Connemara. That boss I have in my head would be shouting me down, screaming: “Get back to...
Trying to get a handle on Brexit....the UK’s Brexit Secretary David Davis (left) with the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier.

Brexit isn’t a sexy story – but it’s so crucial to all our futures

World of Politics with Harry McGee A rule of thumb of politics is that the most important issues often tend to be the ones that are just too hard to explain without bring people beyond...

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