Tipperary’s  John O’Dwyer claims the sliotar ahead of Dublin players  Shane Durkin, Liam Rushe and Michael Carton during the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 2-23 Dublin 0-16The continuation of inevitability. Despite some remarkable revivals and the supposed levelling of hurling’s playing field in(...)

Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly gets his shot away as Dublin’s  Stephen Hiney moves in during the Leinster SHC Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-24 Dublin 1-9Reconstructed, slightly remodelled but the interior of these Kilkenny hurlers looks much the same. Defeat to Dublin, and Cork,(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic Chris Forrester celebrates scoreing his second goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

St Patrick’s Athletic 6 Drogheda Utd 0 A hat-trick from Conan Byrne was the highlight as St Patrick’s routed Drogheda United at Richmond Park. (...)

Mayo’s man of the match Cillian O’Connor battles with New York’s Gerard McCartan during Sunday’s Connacht senior  football championship quarter-final at  Gaelic Park, New York. Photograph: Inpho

New York 0-8Mayo 4-18The sun came out for the two teams at Gaelic Park in the Bronx as New York took on a Mayo team who were considered heav(...)

Brendan Bugler of Clare and Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer battle it out during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at  Semple Stadium in  Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Allianz Hurling League round-up: All-Ireland champions (...)

Sligo Rovers’ manager  Ian Baraclough. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

It is open to question whether some of his successors will thank him for tying the office so closely to the game but Michael D Higgin(...)

Mount Leinster Rangers 1-17 Ballyboden St Enda’s 3-9: Mount Leinster Rangers caused a sensational upset in accounting for Dublin giants Ballyboden and(...)

Anthony Elding of Sligo celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SLIGO ROVERS 3 SHAMROCK ROVERS 0: Sligo Rovers booked their place in the Ford FAI Cup final with a sizzling performance in a pulsating semi-final b(...)

Sligo’s Anthony Elding  celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the FAI Ford Cup semi-final against Shamrock Rovers at The Showgrounds. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sligo Rovers 3 Shamrock Rovers 0: Sligo won the battle of the Rovers at The Showgrounds in comprehensive fashion on Sunday to set up a shot at a third(...)

 St Patrick’s  Athletic  manager Liam Buckley:  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

With big games coming thick and fast, St. Patrick’s Athletic manager Liam Buckley was delighted to have regained top spot in the table following Tuesd(...)