Waterford’s Austin Gleeson, Martin O’Neill and Pauric Mahony celebrate with the trophy. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Follow that. Waterford began winning on a dark February evening when the hurling world wasn’t paying much notice and this morning, they finish the lea(...)

Waterford’s Noel Connors and Kevin Moran celebrate securing the county’s third league title with a 10-point victory over Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford’s revival is complete. As Derek McGrath would say afterwards, the Déise fans do not scoff at days like this. And rightly so. Just a year aft(...)

WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather  and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao pose ahead of their unification title fight at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Photograph: John Gurzinski/AFP Photo/Getty Images

Popcorn and beers around the world, then, for Saturday night-Sunday morning’s staggeringly hyped boxing match in Las Vegas, as the fight game plays(...)

Dan Shanahan motivates some of the Waterford players before their league semi-final with Tipperary. “It has been easy going training because we have won a few games and the atmosphere is really good,” he says. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“Our day is gone,” says Dan Shanahan when conversation turns to the hugely popular, dashing Waterford team which he fronted for the bones of a decade.(...)

Still green: Jack Grealish celebrates scoring for Ireland Under-21s in 2013. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Try walking in Jack Grealish’s shoes this week. True, he wears the best quiff of any English-born youngster with Irish heritage since Johnny Maher fir(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin are challenging for their third league title in a row but no longer possess the aura of invincibility that developed around the side last year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hindsight is everything but there may have been times over the usual winter ruminations when Jim Gavin and his Dublin players must have wondered if wi(...)

Back to the Future: Christopher Lloyd and Michael J Fox with their DeLorean time machine

‘He was a canny old devil,” Barrie Wills says, laughing, as he summons up a 35-year-old apparition of John Zachary DeLorean striding through his dream(...)

A police officer runs in front of the blazing main stand at Bradford City’s Valley Parade football ground, where 56 people lost their lives. Photograph: PA Wire

Perhaps the true legacy of Martin Fletcher’s two-decade investigation into the Bradford City’s stadium fire disaster in which his father, brother and (...)

The successful appeal of Séamus Callanan’s red card suspension restores the focal point of Tipperary’s attack. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary’s approach to this match will undoubtedly be shaped by thoughts for their team-mate Noel McGrath, who is recovering from surgery this week(...)

Rory McIlroy shares the sporting firmament with fellow megastars Messi, Federer, Kobe and LeBron. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

So to where does Rory McIlroy belong to now?The immensity of the journey taken by the Co Down man was cleverly illuminated in the latest Nike advert, (...)