Number 33 Leinster Wood, at Carton House outside Maynooth overlooks the 18th green

It was once all the rage to have a weekend bolthole in a luxury golf resort, and mix with the rich and famous at the first tee. Today many of these l(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan was last year’s Hurler of the Year. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The school where Richie Hogan teaches on Dublin’s northside is about 10 minutes on a bike from the Clontarf seafront where we’ve arranged to meet. Thi(...)

His marksmanship, his ball-winning, his passing, his tenacity, his temperament and, perhaps best of all, his instinct for delivering the plays that simultaneously steeled his Kilkenny team mates and withered the belief of opposing counties. He worked like a demon and hit hard. He made Kilkenny seem invincible. 6:24

Sixteen years at the heart of the fastest game and it has gone by in a flash. Noon tomorrow – March 25th – will find him sitting in Langton’s hotel(...)

Mary I’s application to postpone Fitzgibbon Cup quarter finals has been rejected. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Fitzgibbon Cup weekend will go ahead in Limerick IT this weekend. This has emerged after an application by Mary Immaculate College to the Dispute(...)

DIT’s Tommy Doyle battles with Paul Flaherty of LIT during their Fitzgibbon Cup round two clash. DIT now face Mary Immaculate in the quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

Carlow IT have been ejected from this week’s quarter-finals of the Fitzgibbon Cup after fielding an ineligible player in the round-robin win over Lime(...)

The  property has  a balcony overlooking the 18th green where the Ryder Cup was played

The K Club property bought by Kilkenny hurling legend DJ Carey and his former partner, entrepreneur Sarah Newman, for about €3 million in 2005 has gon(...)

TJ Reid: Kilkenny’s designated penalty-taker  believes the existing penalty rule is still the better option. Photograph: Inpho

When a hurler like TJ Reid questions the validity of the new penalty rule proposal there may be still the need for further adjustment. Reid actually r(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Power prepares to fire home Kilkenny’s first goal against Tipperary at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Fifty-eight minutes in and the game is still there for either county and Pádraig Maher has just been bustled over the sideline for a Kilkenny line bal(...)

Henry Shefflin celebrates one of his two goals in the 2000 All-Ireland final victory over Offaly, the first of nine Celtic Crosses for the great Ballyhale club man. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

It could be the last time. As so often with All-Ireland hurling finals and Henry Shefflin, speculation cloaks the unflappable Ballyhale man. He has ac(...)

Niamh Boyce, ‘The Herbalist’. Winner of The Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year

The Irish publishing world celebrated the best in Irish writing last night, at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. More than 500 guests atte(...)