Philly McMahon and Colm Cooper look set to renew acquaintances at Croke Park in Sunday’s Allianz League Division One final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Strange days in April: Kerry and Dublin in a match that seems to carry all kinds of hidden significances and a sold out Croke Park on league final day(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath during the Allianz League semi-final clash with Limerick. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“That is us out there,” promised Derek McGrath, leaning back against a wall and coping with the latest successful day in Waterford’s ongoing happy rev(...)

Patrick Curran scored for Waterford in their win over Limerick in Thurles. Photograph: Inpho

Waterford 3-23 Limerick 1-18 Im the 56th minute, Barry Nash struck a beautiful point on the turn to leave Limerick trailing by just three points and (...)

 Kobe Bryant  during the post-game news conference after scoring 60 points in the final game of his NBA career. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

‘Because what’s beautiful is all that counts, pal. That’s all that counts,” Jack Nicholson told Rolling Stone back in 1986. The same magazine this wee(...)

Clare’s Davy Fitzgerald on the line with selector Donal Óg Cusack. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Allianz Hurling League semi-final: Kilkenny v Clare, Semple Stadium, Sunday, 4pm (TG4) The ring masters here are as big an attraction as what will (...)

Derek McGrath’s Waterford scored just one goal in the league this year. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

Allianz Hurling League semi-final: Limerick v Waterford, Semple Stadium, Sunday, 2pm (TG4) Life in Division 1B has had a groundhog-day element abou(...)

 Ernie Els did not have a good day with the putter in the first round at the 2016 Masters in Augusta. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

Meltdown! Nightmare! Humiliation! The instant global reaction to the 50 seconds of golf hell endured by Ernie Els on the first hole of the Masters rem(...)

Tony Boyle: “Had we won that game and maybe gone on to win the league, we may not have won the All-Ireland.”

Most league games have a lifespan about as long as a Snapchat message but others linger stubbornly in the memory. A damp April day in 1992 and Dubli(...)

The Dublin team stand for the national anthem before playing Roscommon in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Perception is everything. When Dublin and Donegal met in their regular league fixture in Croke Park on Easter Saturday night, the shorthand version o(...)

Dublin’s Tomas Brady and Neil Collins of Roscommon clash during their Allianz League match. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 1-13 Roscommon 1-12 The Dublin football team collected their seventh win on the trot- and perhaps, also, a few lost metropolitan fans wanderin(...)