League finalists Clare and Waterford are both coming teams. Their underage success in recent years denotes as much. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

You’re never entirely sure what you’re watching. The odd time you might experience an epiphany and say that, yes, this is the start of something signi(...)

Waterford’s Shane Bennett, with Patrick Curran, has been playing a more prominent for the county. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday All-Ireland Under-21 FC final Cork v Mayo, Cusack Park Ennis, 6.0 – A high-quality championship reaches its climax in Ennis with the meet(...)

Kilkenny hurler TJ Reid at the launch of Cúl Heroes. Photo: Sportsfile

Current Hurler of the Year TJ Reid believes that Kilkenny may have to look at deploying a sweeper in the future. The All-Ireland champions drop player(...)

The Tyrone team line up for a Division Two league match against Armagh. The county have not won an Ulster title for six year. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

One of the sensibilities hardest to kick when it comes down to championship reform in football is the idea that a team can spring a shock. The narcoti(...)

Kilkenny’s Jonjo Farrell dejected at the final whistle. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Plenty in Thurles to nourish hurling’s battered old soul. A league campaign that had often been a grind when it came to the business of scoring loosen(...)

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(...)

Kildare could have the honour of becoming the first promoted team from Division Three, if they win their match in Clonmel on Saturday afternoon. The(...)

Cork’s Stephen Cronin tackles Kerry’s Barry John Keane during last year’s Munster senior football championship. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork footballers have the chance to move decisively clear of relegation at the weekend when pointless Down visit Páirc Uí Rinn but it’s been a strang(...)

A 2015 review found  79 per cent of clients were under 35 and website visits grew by 250 per cent in two years, from 10,563 in 2013 to 26,342 in 2015. Photograph: Thinkstock

Cura, the Catholic crisis pregnancy support agency, is significantly changing availability of its services due to increased online demand . A 2015 r(...)

Willie Kennedy, who would have turned 65 this October, was part of Michael Lowry TD’s team of Independent councillors.

Tributes have been paid to popular Tipperary Cllr Willie Kennedy who was hit by a car and killed after attending a funeral in Co Laois on Monday night(...)