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(...)

 There will be revised schedules on all routes to and from Heuston Station on Saturday and Sunday due to line improvement works between Hazelhatch and Portlaoise. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Rail commuters are set for a bank holiday weekend of travel disruption with works curtailing services to and from Connolly and Heuston stations. Iris(...)

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(...)

Roscommon and Kerry players leave the pitch in Croke Park. We know  trying to replicate some sort of league format during the summer just won’t attract support. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Although chances are that last weekend featured a landmark last sighting of football league semi-finals there wasn’t unanimity on the issue. Some, ren(...)

Clonmel choir Something to Sing About, which is comprised entirely of cancer survivors and their carers. Photograph courtesy Phil Flood.

New research shows singing in a choir regularly for just an hour can help people to fight cancer by strengthening the immune system and relieving depr(...)

 Tony Kelly at Croke Park flanked by ‘Irish Volunteers’ William Nortley and Adam Cahill as the GAA announced plans for the 1916 Rising event at Croke Park. Photo:  Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Clare’s 2013 Hurler of the Year Tony Kelly is to ease his way back from injury and is targeting the county’s Munster championship match against Water(...)

Waterford’s Barry Coughlan in action against Dan McCormack and John McGrath of Tipperary during their Allianz League Division One A match. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford 1-18 Tipperary 1-17 For the second time in succession Tipperary found themselves on the receiving end of a late smash and grab, as Austin G(...)

Labour’s Ciara Conway, Independent John Halligan, and John Deasy and Paudie Coffey of Fine Gael.

Fine Gael Minister of State Paudie Coffey and Labour backbencher Ciara Conway were the big losers in Waterford, where a resurgent Fianna Fáil topped t(...)