Ballygunner’s Brian O’Sullivan is fouled by David Ryan of Cratloe  during their Munster club hurling championship match at Walsh Park. Photograph: Inpho

Cratloe 3-7 Ballygunner 1-10 Clare champions Cratloe left wind-swept Walsh Park with a precious three-point victory in the opening round of the Munst(...)

David Collins: his friendship with Madonna  is recalled in two photographic prints, dated 2006, by Steven Klein titled Madonna Rides Again. Photograph: Luke White/The Interior Archive
All in good taste

David Collins wasn’t the first – and won’t be the last – star of the Irish Diaspora celebrated overseas and virtually ignored at home. The Dublin-b(...)

Galway captain Joe Canning will start on the bench in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division One semi-final against Kilkenny in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway captain Joe Canning will again start on the bench for Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against defending champions Kilkenny in(...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson signs autographs at the ‘Calvary’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Getty

John Butler’s comedy The Stag and John Michael McDonagh’s state-of-the-nation piece Calvary have topped the charts in the nominations for the upcom(...)

Galway’s David Collins with students of the Shanghai University, including Peng Zhontao, who demonstrates his recently acquired skills, during an Introduction to the GAA/welcome reception for the 2013 GAA GPA All-Stars, hosted by the Shanghai GAA Club.  Photograph:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

At the on-field presentation of medals in Shanghai rugby club last Saturday, Ireland’s ambassador to China Paul Kavanagh remarked that the trains trav(...)

Pop star Madonna is escorted to St Patrick’s Church, Monkstown, Co Dublin, yesterday for the funeral Mass of architect David Collins, who died on July 17th after a short ilness. Photograph: Mark Doyle

There is fashionably late and then there is extremely late. At yesterday’s funeral Mass in Dublin for Glenageary architect David Collins, his close fr(...)

Madonna arriving at St. Patrick’s Church in  Monkstown today for the funeral mass of David Collins. Photograph: Mark Doyle

Many friends of the architect David Collins, including Madonna, gathered at St Patrick’s Church in Monkstown Co Dublin today for his funeral mass. The(...)

David Collins: a love of blue defined both his personal and professional style

David Collins, who has died aged 58 from skin cancer, was a highly acclaimed London-based Irish interior architect who was responsible for the design (...)

Dublin’s Paul Ryan scores a goal against Galway during yesterday’s Leinster senior hurling final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This was a fantastic achievement by Dublin and also genuinely exciting for hurling. I’m fully convinced they’re now serious contenders such has been t(...)