General view of spectators queuing outside Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

An additional 4,500 tickets are to be made available for Sunday’s GAA Munster hurling final between Cork and Limerick in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The match i(...)

Garth Brooks was at Croke Park in January  to announce details of two concerts at the venue. Subsequently that became five performances and now there will be none. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The controversy surrounding the now cancelled Garth Brooks concerts due to be staged at Croke Park at the end of the month will strike GAA watchers as(...)

Fionn Fitzgerald and Kieran O’Leary lift the cup following Kerry’s win over Cork in the Munster SFC final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If the sight of Kerry gliding home from Cork with the county’s 76th Munster title was the latest emphasis of how eternal the old order can be other as(...)

Paul Flynn: “In hindsight you might look back at 2012 and say we might have had our eye off the ball a tiny bit.” Photograph: Inpho

Paul Flynn turns 28 today, just 12 days out from this year’s Leinster final against Meath. He’s been part of two All-Ireland winning Dublin teams and (...)

Before the Munsterfootball final Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, on Sunday. Cork county chairman  Bob Ryan said he believed the deployment of rofessional event security firm Frontline  to have been excessive. Photograph: Inpho

Cork GAA authorities are unhappy about the decision of the Munster Council to retain professional event security firm Frontline to supervise Sunday’s (...)

Dublin’s Johnny McCaffrey: “I was very surprised. It’s the Leinster final; it’s a big day. We’ve played in a lot of them before. It’s just hard to put our finger on what went wrong right now.” Photograph: Inpho

Maybe last year’s Leinster title appeared like a mirage for Dublin’s hurlers after another provincial trimming from Kilkenny on Sunday. Apart from las(...)

 Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer and Lar Corbett. The county host Offaly in Round 2 of the All Ireland qualifiers. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary hurlers will face Offaly at the weekend in the second round of the All-Ireland qualifiers. The draw was complicated by the draw between All-(...)

Kerry’s Paul Murphy and Paul Kerrigan of Cork clash in an off-the-ball incident during the Munster football final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, yesterday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 0-24 Cork 0-12 Cork footballers will hardly be chief mourners when Páirc Uí Chaoimh is shortly demolished. Brian Cuthbert’s team signed off (...)

 Kerry’s James O’Donoghue and Noel Galvin of Cork during the Munster final at Páirc Uí Caoimh. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Although very evil people throughout history have hardly received as intense a roasting in the afterlife as Cork had to put up with, one thing preyed(...)

Galway and Tipperary in action in the  All Ireland quarter-final of 2010. Tipperary went on to with the All-Ireland. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Similarities with last year abound. This weekend 12 months ago it was Kilkenny who stood between Tipperary and the redemption of a qualifier run, and (...)