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Dan O’Neill RIP

Photo: Divided Loyalties The death has been announced of Dan O’Neill, who played for the county in the Fifties and Sixties, and who was an All-Ireland winner, though not with his native county. Instead, he won his Celtic Cross playing for Louth in the 1957 All-Ireland, where coincidentally another Mayoman – Seamie O’Donnell – was also on the starting fifteen. […]

Mort’s book largely misses the mark

A few days before the 2012 All-Ireland final, I was at a breakfast event in Croke Park where the two star turns were Donegal’s Kevin Cassidy and our own Conor Mortimer. Both had departed their respective county panels inside the previous twelve months – the former turfed out by Jim McGuinness, the latter of his own volition – and both […]

A few books reviewed

This time of year brings with it not just the collective training ban but also the arrival of several GAA-related books and that’s the case again this year. Experience has taught me that ghostwritten players’ autobiographies are generally not worth bothering with but that still leaves a fair few other titles that are or at least should be. I’m covering […]