Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary collide in the drawn All-Ireland hurling final on September 7th at Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Kilkenny 3-22 Tipperary 1-28, Croke Park, September 7thIn heaven, all hurling matches come down to the last puck. It’s not supposed to be like that ba(...)

The Ireland team faced up to the New Zealand haka and beat their vaunted opponents in last summer’s Rugby World Cup pool match in Paris. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There’s a line in Anthony Daly’s book that fairly jumps off the page. And maybe it shouldn’t but it does so there we are. Daly had his Dublin team wed(...)

2014 TG4 All Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 28/9/2014Dublin vs Cork Cork Manager Eamon Ryan celebrates with his team after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

“I do think we appreciate all the moments. Even this year before the All-Ireland, we were waiting in the car park of the Red Cow getting ready to leav(...)

 Dublin County Board chairman Andy Kettle has died. He was 68. Photo Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin GAA has lost one of its most tireless workers and staunch defenders with the untimely death of county board chairman Andy Kettle. The Fingal R(...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon and Odhrán Mác Niallais of Donegal at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Donegal 3-14 Dublin 0-17, Croke Park, August 31st As Keith Duggan put it the next day, you could hear the faint echo of Ali here. Donegal shoc(...)

THE BEST The Bloodied Field by Michael Foley (O’Brien Press, €16.99) A sports book, a history book, a thriller. Like a quietly determined geek wit(...)

St. Vincent’s forward Diarmuid Connolly after the All-Ireland club final win ver Castlebar Mitchells’s at Croke Park in March 2014. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

St Vincent’s 4-12 Castlebar Mitchells 2-11 Sometimes club football just isn’t a fair fight. All the slingshots in the world aren’t much use to David w(...)

Henry Shefflin: the Ballyhale Shamrocks player has been awarded Hurler of the Year three times throughout his career.  Photograph: Alan Betson

By an odd roulette spin of history, when Ballyhale have come around to picking up Leinster titles down the years it has been Offaly clubs who have b(...)

James ‘Cha’ Fitzpatrick: will be helping Ballyhale Shamrocks’ bid to claim another title when they face Offaly champions Kilcormac-Killoughey

Cha Fitzpatrick says to give him a call around teatime but to make sure it’s before seven. Which is no problem. With a Leinster final next up on Sunda(...)

Cork’s Rhona Ní Bhuachalla (left) and Val  Mulcahy (13) and team-mates celebrate   after their remarkable win over Dublin in the 2014 TG4 All Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Cork 2-13 Dublin 2-12, Croke Park, September 28thIf you didn’t know better, you’d say the Cork women were possibly doing this out of boredom. That win(...)