Galway’s David Collins. His influence on his team’s defence extends far beyond his position. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

The day of deliverance – or otherwise – arrives on Sunday for the last candidates in a hurling summer still trying to discover what it is about. Re(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning has scored 4-32 in the championship so far this season, including a goal against Kilkenny. photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

After talking the talk it’s now about walking the walk, and everything about Sunday’s hurling quarter-final between Cork and Galway suggests it wil(...)

Cyril Donnellan: will be aiming to cause problems for Laois at Tullamore. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Funny how people love a good underdog story without ever really respecting it. Laois have very obviously been a coming team for the past few season(...)

Galway’s David Collins in action against Dublin’s Mark Schutte during the league clash at Parnell Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In his 12 seasons as a Galway hurler David Collins has never felt leaner, meaner, and more confident – or indeed looked it. The only worry now is mak(...)

TJ Reid is one of four Ballyhale Shamrocks players to return to the Kilkenny side for Sunday’s Division 1A releagtion play-off with Clare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny have wheeled out the big guns for Sunday’s Division One A relegation play-off against Clare. As expected manager Brian Cody has given instant(...)

The Tipperary duo of  Denis Maher and Kieran Bergin challenge  Iarlaith Tannian of Galway during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash at  Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary 2-18 Galway 0-20Two Tipperary goals just after half-time helped them to stave off a strong closing quarter by Galway in this robust league e(...)

Galway coast home in Tullamore

Galway 2-22 Offaly 1-13 An exhibition of scoring in the first half laid a powerful foundation for Galway as they waltzed to an easy win over(...)

The year 2014 in Irish salerooms will be remembered for what might have been as the two most keenly anticipated auctions never actually happened. The (...)

The Nire’s Conor Gleeson fields the ball with John Galvin of Cratloe attempting tyo block. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Munster Club Senior Football Championship The Nire 1-13 Cratloe 2-8 After extra-time Cratloe’s hopes of a Munster senior club championship double we(...)

Rowley Leigh: “Food doesn’t interest me very much. It’s what I do. I quite like writing, I like reading and I like wine.”

‘Did you know that vegan males have 33 per cent sperm count as against a non-vegan?” Chef, Financial Times food writer and confirmed omnivore Rowle(...)