De La Salle College - All Ireland and Dr harty Cup champions in 2008.

In the heat of battle Derek McGrath often reminds his Waterford players of their exploits back in the Dr Harty and Dr Croke Cup almost a decade ago -(...)

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(...)

Noel Connors at the launch of the Club Leadership Development Programme at  Croke Park. “Change is inevitable, if you don’t change you’re lost.”  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Waterford’s All Star corner back Noel Connors has said the team will need to evolve beyond their defensive orientation in order to build on last year(...)

Austin Stacks forward David Mannix has been in fine form for DCU. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(All throw-ins Sunday 2.00pm unless stated) Football O’Byrne Cup – Round 3 Wexford v IT Carlow, Bunclody; Dublin v DCU, Parnell Park; Offaly v K(...)

Philips Manager of the Year award winners  Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill with  Philips MD Cel O’Reilly. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

Without it being groundbreaking, there’s some symmetry to the O’Neills sharing the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award. At the 33rd instalment of(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath: “Every team wants to be like Kilkenny.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Derek McGrath and the Waterford County Board have already discussed a long-term plan for his management team to remain in place after 2016. McGrath, (...)

 TJ Reid celebrates scoring his goal against Waterford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Semi states Kilkenny’s win over Waterford added to the contrast in the counties’ fortunes at the penultimate stage of the All-Ireland. Since th(...)

TJ Reid scores his side’s goal despite the presence of a thrown hurley at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I was surprised by people’s reaction coming out of Croke Park. I thought Kilkenny were really good. Others didn’t seem so convinced but in the second (...)

Waterford hurling manager Derek McGrath. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

In idle moments – of which there are many in this job, and exponentially more when you’re sent to cover Ulster football – there are few of us who have(...)

TJ Reid celebrates scoring the opening goal against Waterford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A visiting German journalist got Brian Cody to pose for a selfie after his post-match press conference yesterday. Watching on, the thought struck tha(...)