Maurice Shanahan celebrates after Waterford’s quater-final victory over Dublin.  Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

The elder Shanahan burst out of Waterford’s dressing room, bounding down the Semple corridor, in search of his cub brother. Everyone else was a(...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson celebrates during the  All-Ireland quarter-final against Dublin at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford 2-21 Dublin 1-19 Don’t look now. The Déise are coming with increasingly convincing arguments that this may be the group to bridge the chasm (...)

Dublin’s Michael Carton: he is not expected to travel to Semple stadium this Saturday. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Michael Carton has reportedly left Ger Cunningham’s Dublin hurling panel just days before the All-Ireland qualifier against Limerick. The veteran def(...)

Anthony Cunningham’s Galway produced a loose performance as they lost to Brian Cody’s Kilkenny at Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Loose Galway lack shock and awe Galway hurlers have done better than most against Kilkenny in the Brian Cody era (three wins, equalled only by Cork) b(...)

Dublin players after Under-21 championship defeat to Kilkenny. Inpho

Kilkenny 4-12 Dublin 2-16 Kilkenny goals, a familiar lament for so many fallen opponents, caused a significant upset in this Leinster under-21 (...)

 Mark Schutte  has been a revelation so far, Dublin’s key man, consistently outstanding from the off. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Previous form for both counties can be largely discarded because true form can only come out of this game. Victory at Croke Park will kick-start eithe(...)

Fingal County Council has passed a motion calling for a plebiscite for a directly elected mayor of Dublin.

Fingal County Council this evening passed a motion calling for a plebiscite for a directly elected mayor of Dublin four months after it scuppered orig(...)

Dublin’s Donal Gormley  is put under pressure by Wexford’s Conor Devitt (left) and Rhys Clarke at Parnell Park, Dublin, during the Leinster Under-21 hurling final. Photograph: Sportsfile

Wexford 1-20 Dublin 0-18 Talk of hurling revolutions and heroes can be heard outside the Pale now. In Ryan, Guiney and McDonald Wexford have new na(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Callaghan in action against Westmeath in the Leinster under-21 semi-final in Mullingar. O’Callaghan’s task against Wexford will be to subdue Peter Kelly.  Photograph: Inpho

Wexford are on the cusp of making believers of us all. Defending champions, they are littered with hurlers who played leading roles in the unfathomab(...)

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party.  Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The Local Election result has already cost Eamon Gilmore his role as Tánaiste and leader of the Labour Party. An analysis of the results translated(...)