Waterford’s Shane Bennett, with Patrick Curran, has been playing a more prominent for the county. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday All-Ireland Under-21 FC final Cork v Mayo, Cusack Park Ennis, 6.0 – A high-quality championship reaches its climax in Ennis with the meet(...)

 Tony Kelly at Croke Park flanked by ‘Irish Volunteers’ William Nortley and Adam Cahill as the GAA announced plans for the 1916 Rising event at Croke Park. Photo:  Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Clare’s 2013 Hurler of the Year Tony Kelly is to ease his way back from injury and is targeting the county’s Munster championship match against Water(...)

 UCD manager Nicky English: His side  are the outsiders of the semi-final quartet largely because they lack   well-known players but as a collective they have been extraordinarily strong. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The Fitzgibbon Cup this weekend in Cork IT unusually sees no participants from the host city. It’s largely a Limerick invasion with all three college(...)

Davy Fitzgerald: “This is still a very competitive division, trust me. We have to go down to Laois and to Limerick still . . .” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even with all his ducks lined up in near perfect order, Davy Fitzgerald still sees some misalignment with the Allianz Hurling League. The format, say(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his changes in the panel and backroom personnel  has raised optimism in the county. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY McKenna Cup final Derry v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 7.30 – Tyrone have been the driving force in this competition since it was resumed in(...)

Paul Kinnerk rejoins the Clare hurling management team after a year’s absence. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The return this week of Paul Kinnerk to the Clare hurling management is the latest evidence that manager David Fitzgerald is preparing a considerably(...)

David Keogh celebrates with his team mates after scoring against Monkstown on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Glenanne produced the shock of the men’s EY Hockey League season to date as they stunned Monkstown 3-2 at the Merrion Fleet Arena, ending the reignin(...)

Munster champions Tipperary open their defence against Cork next summer. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork and Tipperary will open next year’s championship in Munster after being drawn in the preliminary round. This last happened in 2010 and Tippera(...)

A teacher by  profession, Brian Cody had no track record of success at club level when offered the Kilkenny job 17 years ago. Photograph: Damien Eagers/Sportsfile

The agonies of management were well summed up by a very experienced practitioner, who had known All-Ireland success as well as tougher times. He descr(...)

Patrick McKee canvassing in the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection campaign. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Almost €30,000 was spent by Lucinda Creighton’s Renua Ireland party in its first attempt to have a candidate elected to the Dáil in the Carlow-Kilkenn(...)