Waterford’s Shane Bennett, with Patrick Curran, has been playing a more prominent for the county. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday All-Ireland Under-21 FC final Cork v Mayo, Cusack Park Ennis, 6.0 – A high-quality championship reaches its climax in Ennis with the meet(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and Darragh Ó Connell of Dublin in action during their Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match  Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday Allianz Hurling League Division One quarter-final Dublin v Limerick, Parnell Park, 7.0 – A re-run of last year’s quarter-final won easily (...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his team will renew their big rivalry with Limerick. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Next weekend’s final round of matches in the top flight of the Allianz Hurling League will not for the most part have a great deal riding on the game(...)

Liam Rushe returned to the Dublin side after suspension  against Galway in the Allianz Hurling League Division One A game at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

SATURDAY Division One A Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, 5.0 – The division’s weird boom-and-bust cycles have passed Cork by, as they have uniquely lost(...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe returns from suspension to face Galway in the NHL at Parnell Park. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY Sigerson Cup final UCD v DCU, Jordanstown, 2.30 DCU gathered the kudos with an impressive win against the hosts Jordanstown. Leading(...)

File photo, Limerick manager TJ Ryan Photograph: ©Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Limerick 2-23 Wexford 0-15 Limerick manager TJ Ryan must have been pleased with the high scoring rate of his side who thrashed a disappointing Wexf(...)

Tipperary’s James Barry is brought out to centre back with Tomás Hamill getting a run at full back against Dublin at Thurles. Photograph: Alan Betson
Weekend GAA previews

SATURDAY (Matches at 7.0 unless stated) AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-finals Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary), O’(...)

Jim Gavin: “When I’m asked by other counties I encourage them to get on to Croke Park: make their business case for funding for people.”  Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

Dublin senior football manager Jim Gavin has offered a spirited defence of heavy financial investment by the GAA in the development of Gaelic games in(...)

Kerry’s Daniel Collins shoots at the Antrim goal during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B relegation/promotion play-off at Parnell Park, Dublin, in May. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

The most novel part of the championship draw on Thursday night didn’t involve a single ball nor a single bowl. The round-robin section of the Leinster(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch tries to get away from Clare defender David McInerney at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s been one seamless pattern for Cian Lynch. After a sparkling minor and schools career spot-lit by the fact that his uncle Ciarán Carey was one of (...)