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(...)