Kilkenny manager Brian Cody celebrates at the final whistle after his side won the 2015 All-Ireland hurling championship. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Brian Cody’s long reign at the helm of the Kilkenny hurlers is set to continue for an 18th season after he was last night ratified by the county board(...)

Galway manager Anthony Cunningham. Nobody has come closer to bringing the Liam MacCarthy Cup back to the county for the first time since the late 1980s. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As if to confirm that Galway hurling is predictable only in its startling unpredictability, up pop Craughwell chasing a first county title since De(...)

Munster champions Tipperary open their defence against Cork next summer. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork and Tipperary will open next year’s championship in Munster after being drawn in the preliminary round. This last happened in 2010 and Tippera(...)

A teacher by  profession, Brian Cody had no track record of success at club level when offered the Kilkenny job 17 years ago. Photograph: Damien Eagers/Sportsfile

The agonies of management were well summed up by a very experienced practitioner, who had known All-Ireland success as well as tougher times. He descr(...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid has been named the GAA/GPA Hurler of the Month for Sepetember. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

“Body language,” says TJ Reid, perhaps not realising he’s spilling some secrets. He’s describing in a roundabout way what turned the All-Ireland hurli(...)

Dublin’s Amy Connolly: “To have the chance to actually play in Croke Park, which I’ve never done. It’s what you dream of as a kid.” Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

She laughs at how things have changed since she was a child. She got her love of GAA from her father Dermot, but “I don’t think he ever thought he’d h(...)

Mike Tyson is defeated by James ’Buster’ Douglas in Tokyo.

It was instantly apparent that Japan’s victory over South Africa on Saturday evening was destined to enter the canon of sport’s great upsets. Like al(...)

Ministerial action: Richard Bruton claimed the Action Plan for Jobs could help create 25,000 jobs in the southeast over the next five years. Photograph: Sara Freund

The Government’s further education and training strategy was devised at the height of the economic crisis in 2012, to upskill the labour force and so (...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody on his future: “I was able to obviously marry both all along, and it won’t have any influence on what I decide to do or not to do.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Typical of Brian Cody to keep staring straight ahead even when looking back, because when reflecting on All-Ireland hurling title number 11, the Kilke(...)

Jackie Tyrell celebrates Kilkenny’s All-Ireland Hurling victory over Galway at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

To the vast annals of great GAA half-time speeches we must now add that of Jackie Tyrrell. Exactly what was said in the Kilkenny dressing-room on S(...)