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(...)

Waterford’s Noel Connors at the launch of the All-Ireland senior championship at Dicksboro GAA club in Kilkenny. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It may not be ideal timing and yet Noel Connors believes that Waterford’s under-21 hurlers are ideally served by this evening’s Munster semi-final (...)

Bobby Aylward (centre) has his hand raised by Carlow-Kilkenny Fianna Fáil colleague John McGuinness on his arrival at Leinster House after winning a byelection in the constituency at the weekend. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil put on a united front as it welcomed Carlow-Kilkenny byelection winner Bobby Aylward back to Leinster House. Mr Aylward (60) arrived to t(...)

Shane O’Donnell found himself outnumbered too often to hurt Limerick.

Clare get their priorities back to front against Limerick Clare first used an auxiliary defender in championship in the 2004 All-Ireland quarte(...)

Bobby Aylward (Fianna Fáil), who won the Carlow-Kilkenny byelection, canvassing at Piltown, Co Kilkenny, during the campaign. Photograph: Patrick Browne

From the moment this byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny was announced, it was described as “Bobby Aylward’s to lose”. Fianna Fáil tried to play down how cr(...)

There have been  mutterings about a challenge to Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin should the party not win the Carlow Kilkenny byelection. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

From the moment this byelection in Carlow-Kilkenny was announced, it was described as “Bobby Aylward’s to lose”. For the Fianna Fáil candidate it was (...)

Fianna Fáil’s newest TD Bobby Aylward celebrates after winning the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Fianna Fáil’s Bobby Aylward has won the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election comfortably after topping the poll with some 28 per cent of the total vote.His vic(...)

Fine Gael candidate David Fitzgerald canvassing for the votes of Tom O’Shea, David Gordon, and Lar Hally. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The hurling metaphors alone on the Kilkenny canvass leave the outsider in need of a lie-down. “Nine minutes to go, a point behind but we have the goal(...)