Tyrone’s Ryan McMenamin in action against Kerry’s Declan O’Sullivan during an All-Ireland qualifier match in 2012. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Years ago, around the time of some other Tyrone outrage, it came time to talk to Ryan McMenamin. For all that he was the onfield embodiment of everyth(...)

Tipperary’s manager Eamon O’Shea after the defeat against Galway on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Eamon O’Shea asks for a little time. He sits back in his chair and takes a slug out of a water bottle, holding it with both hands. He takes a few sec(...)

Shane Moloney of Galway scores the winning point in injury time. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Oh hurling, how could we doubt you? We worthless curs, we ignorant daws. We’ve spent the summer grumbling at the lack of a decent game and instead of (...)

Galway’s Iarla Tannian: “He was an All Star in 2012, unlucky not to make the shortlist for Hurler of the Year. The Sunday Game panel made him Man of the Match in the drawn All-Ireland final.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There exists, in the person of Iarla Tannian, all that is good and all that is maddening about Galway hurling. He is a giant of a man but also essenti(...)

Tyrone’s Mickey Harte: “It’s typical of our game indeed in general where you have lots of nit-picking going on and fault-finders and they think that’s their brief in life.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

No fact-sheet this time around for Tyrone, no fortright defence of their place in the world. At the Tyrone press night last evening in Garvaghy, Micke(...)

European Tour CEO Keith Pelley said on Tuesday morning that they will be withdrawing their support for the WGC tournament next year - which Shane Lowry won last week in Akron, Ohio. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Shane Lowry’s attempt to qualify for next year’s Ryder Cup team could be complicated by this morning’s European Tour announcement that they will not b(...)

 TJ Reid celebrates scoring his goal against Waterford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Semi states Kilkenny’s win over Waterford added to the contrast in the counties’ fortunes at the penultimate stage of the All-Ireland. Since th(...)

Waterford hurling manager Derek McGrath. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

In idle moments – of which there are many in this job, and exponentially more when you’re sent to cover Ulster football – there are few of us who have(...)

TJ Reid celebrates scoring the opening goal against Waterford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A visiting German journalist got Brian Cody to pose for a selfie after his post-match press conference yesterday. Watching on, the thought struck tha(...)

 Mark Bradley and Darren McCurry celebrate a Peter Harte point during Tyrone’s All-Ireland quarter-final win over Monaghan at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Tyrone 0-18 Monaghan 0-14 This is Tyrone. This is Mickey Harte. There to the end, still forging on long after the rest have run out of excuses.(...)