One of the few things that Briege Corkery (above) hasn’t won is the ploughing championships,” said Daire O’Brien, at which point she commandeered a tractor. So, that’ll be next. Photograph: Alan Betson

Breathtaking. Simply breathtaking. The pride. The passion. The emotion. The crowd. The atmosphere. The colour. The leadership. The unity. The teamw(...)

Anthony Cunningham is about to be put in charged for another two years with the option of a third.

Anthony Cunningham is set to become Galway’s longest serving manager since Cyril Farrell guided them to All-Ireland glory in the 1980s after being han(...)

Members of the Cork Senior Camogie team celebrate victory over Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final in Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The last time Kilkenny won a senior Camogie All-Ireland title, Riverdance was number one. An aeon ago, like. Especially if you grew up in a time when (...)

‘The panel weren’t far wrong, just a point off, although as Cyril noted: “If Hawk-Eye wasn’t there, Tipp would be All- Ireland champions.”’

Only one thing matched yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling final in the entertainment stakes: the reaction of English folk on the Twitter machine who were(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary clash in yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A testing Sunday, that. From Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin to Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin and back again, and as ever you end up addled, half hear(...)

Galway’s David Burke and Andrew Smith tackle Brian Kennedy of Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Nobody is any the wiser. The Galway hurlers looked deep within themselves in the closing minutes of last week’s physical encounter against Kilkenny an(...)

Monaghan’s Cathriona McConnell, Therese McNally, Grainne McNally and Ciara McAnespie after loosing by a point to Cork in the All-Ireland  women’s football final at Croke Park.  Photograph: Alan Betson

When the hooter sounded in yesterday’s All-Ireland final, we were treated to what’s possibly the loveliest noise in Irish sport, one that annually tes(...)

Cork manager Jimmy Barry Murphy shakes hands with Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald after the game. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork 3-16, Small Little Fishes 0-25, one eventuality Anthony Nash’s Da hadn’t covered when he said on Friday’s Up for the Match: “We know we’ll be abl(...)

Referee James Owens issues Dublin’s Ryan O’Dwyer with a red card after he was given a second yellow. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s just over three-and-a-half years since the GAA rolled out details of the ‘Respect’ initiative, described by then president Christy Cooney as “the(...)