Jimmy Doyle, Tipperary hurling legend,   at the Thurles Sarsfields Club at Semple Stadium. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

To aficionados of the great days of Tipperary hurling, Jimmy Doyle, who has died aged 76, will be remembered as perhaps the greatest hurler to sport t(...)

Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Doyle photographed in June 2005 at the Thurles Sarsfields Club at Semple Stadium. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Thurles on Thursday, the spiritual home of hurling, to pay their last respects and hear warm tributes to one of the g(...)

Tipperary  legend Jimmy Doyle was once the top marksman in the history of championship hurling and also the game’s most marked player. Photograph: Inpho

It’s been a sobering few days for hurling: news of Tipperary icon Jimmy Doyle’s sudden death at the age of 76 emerged on Monday evening after a weeken(...)

Tipperary great  Jimmy Doyle pictured in June 2005  at  Thurles Sarsfields  at Semple Stadium.  Photo: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

The death has taken place in Thurles of the great Tipperary and Thurles Sarsfields hurler Jimmy Doyle at the age of 76. One of the most highly rated p(...)

Galway’s Jonathan Glynn and Joe Canning tackle Dublin’s Conal Keaney at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s unlikely that Saturday’s Leinster hurling championship replay between Dublin and Galway in Tullamore will be televised. RTÉ could broadcast it, s(...)

Liam Brady is reunited with his former manager and stereo repair man Giovanni Trapattoni. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sporting life is a funny old thing: the highs stratospheric, the lows subterranean. Take Bobby Zamora. Time was he was serenaded, to the tune of That’(...)

2011 final : John O’Keeffe and Shane McGrath get up close and personal  – Hard work had certainly brought out a formidable talent but Henry Shefflin had what all great players possess – the confidence and nerve to execute his skills under excruciating pressure

Although it appears obvious now that it’s about to happen, there was uncertainty about Henry Shefflin’s intentions since the end of last week’s All-Ir(...)

Cork’s Christy Ring. Photo:   Connolly Collection/Sportsfile

1 CHRISTY RING (Cork) – He remains the most iconic of hurlers, possessed of everything from talent and ferocious application to longevity and a str(...)

Former GAA president Liam O Neill with Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tony Reddin in 2013.   Photo: David Sleator

Tony Reddin, who has died aged 95, wasn’t considered to be the greatest ever hurling goalkeeper: he was the greatest, and he had the recognition to pr(...)

Ipswich’s Stephen Hunt in action against   Charlton Athletic: his understandable comments sparked a firestorm of abuse.  Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

It didn’t take the firestorm of abuse that erupted in response to Stephen Hunt’s perfectly unexceptional original column to demonstrate yet again that(...)