Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Doyle photographed in June 2005 at the Thurles Sarsfields Club at Semple Stadium. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Thurles on Thursday, the spiritual home of hurling, to pay their last respects and hear warm tributes to one of the g(...)

A view of Sunday’s game at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Inpho

Economic Bubbles The aesthetic highlight - for Tipperary supporters and neutrals, anyway - of the Munster semi-final in the Gaelic Grounds was (...)

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea at the Gaelic Grounds: “I thought we held our nerve when they came back at us and showed a lot of resilience.  The experience gained over the last couple of years has been really good for us.”  Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho Treacy

Well, explain that. Limerick were playing at home in front of the biggest crowd this Munster championship fixture has seen in over 10 years. Limerick(...)

Tipperary mangager Eamon O’Shea: has yet to win a title of any sort in his three years at the helm with the county. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s a peculiar sense of the knife edge about this weekend’s Munster senior hurling semi-final. Maybe it’s because the provincial championship i(...)

Former All Star Colm Browne was manager of Laois back in 1995. Photograph: Tom Honan\Inpho

Tomorrow evening in Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow and Laois will be among the first counties to get the 2015 Leinster football championship under way.(...)

John Montague: one of Ireland’s most internationally recognised poets. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

To mark Poetry Day Ireland, a country-wide celebration of poetry on Thursday May 7th, The Irish Times is publishing Bird Boy, a new poem by John Mon(...)

Tipperary’s Paul Curran has retired from inter-county hurling. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary hurling veteran Paul Curran has announced his inter-county retirement.33-year-old Curran, who picked up an All-Ireland medal in 2010, was le(...)

Paul Curran: the former dual All Star began his illustrious career for  Tipperary in 2001. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea has trimmed a number of players, including 2010 All-Ireland SHC medallist Paul Curran, from his squad ahead of this sum(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photo: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Derek McGrath doesn’t really do over the top. His biggest result yet as Waterford manager is parsed in the language of analysis – calm, measured, rat(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara: is the third of Jim Gavin’s football panel in little over 12 months to sustain ACL rupture. Photograph: Inpho

The Dublin footballers must come to terms with another cruciate injury setback, as news emerged last night that forward Eoghan O’Gara will miss the r(...)