Cathal O’Connell: “The BMI brand has huge heritage, over 70 years of heritage.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Two years ago, Cathal O’Connell was facing a task that many were bluntly telling him was impossible. He and a small team in East Midlands Airport in B(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly celebrates a score agains Wexford last Saturday. The reigning Hurler of the Year is included  in a strong home U-21  team  against Tipperary in Ennis. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It may or may not be ideal timing but Clare get the chance to move on from the surrendering of their All-Ireland senior title this evening when their (...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly and Shane Dowling of Limerick during their Munster Under-21 hurling quarter-final at Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

CLARE 2-20 LIMERICK 1-14 All-Ireland champions Clare had sufficient craft and character to advance to the Munster semi-final following a convi(...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell showed that he’s no one (hat)trick pony against Waterford.

Are Dublin the new Galway? This might seem a little unfair on Dublin given that most of the teams in section 1A of the hurling league are findi(...)

Clare’s Cian Dillon is held off by  Walter Walsh of Kilkenny at Cusack Park. PPhotograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The clash of the hurling titans lived up to its billing as Clare, the All-Ireland champions, edged out reigning league champions Kilkenny by a(...)

Clare captain Paul Flanagan with the trophy after their victory over Antrim in the All-Ireland  under-21 hurling final at Semple Stadium. Photograph:   Brendan Moran /Sportsfile

Clare 2-28 Antrim 0-12: It wasn’t the complete landslide that was predicted, it was worse, Clare having to hold themselves back in the end to prevent (...)

Clare’s Aaron Cunningham is helpedfrom the field after sustaining a  hamstring injury in their win over Galway at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Clare and Antrim will contest the Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U21 hurling championship final at Semple Stadium on September 14th.Antrim stunned Wexf(...)

Jean Butler cheers on the dancers taking part in Riverdance: The Gathering Longest Line on Sunday, as 1,693 dancers from 44 countries gathered on the Liffey quays to break the previous world record of 652 people dancing in a line, set in Nashville, Tennessee. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

If you’ve heard of The Gathering, you’ll have an opinion on it. Gabriel Byrne certainly did. Last November the actor described the year-long initiativ(...)