Fr Tommy Maher: his credo was uncomplicated. Photograph: Tom Brett

Msgr Tommy Maher, who has died aged 92, was one of the most significant figures in the history of hurling. In fact, it is not overdoing it to say that(...)

Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly has announced his retirement from the inter-county game. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Even for a player like Eoin Kelly the decision to retire at age 32 probably doesn’t come as a major surprise, although it does bring the curtain down (...)

Not only should hurling retain red and yellow cards, it should also adopt the black variety. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cynicism is unattractive. The cynic never gets the girl; unless it’s Humphrey Bogart who’s concealing sentimentality beneath thin-skinned irasc(...)

Former Kilkenny player Eddie Keher congratulates Clara’s Lester Ryan after the 2013 Kilkenny senior hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

Brian Cody’s now annual reflection on the threat to physicality in hurling and his endorsement of Eddie Keher’s manifesto on liberating the gam(...)

GAA president Liam O’Neill has opened hurling to a wider debate so that “all hurling people can give their vi(...)

GAA president Liam O’Neill has opened hurling to a wider debate so that “all hurling people can give their views” and articulate “where they see it(...)

Brian Cody says it would have been ’very, very silly’ not to challenge Henry Shefflin’s red card against Cork in last year’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has re-stated his misgivings about the enforcement of discipline in hurling and what he believes to be “pressure to kind o(...)

Former Ireland rugby manager Eddie O’Sullivan is among the initial set of inductees.

KATHRYN HAYESAsports hall of fame honouring some of the University of Limerick’s most high profile graduates and members of staff was unveiled at the (...)

Cork’s goalkeeper Anthony Nash shakes hands with Patrick O’Connor of Clare after the drawn game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Cork and Clare clash in this evening’s All-Ireland final replay, it will be the sixth time the sides have met in competition this year. The playe(...)

Basket and Vessels by Stephen McKenna, made €17,000,

The torturous legacy of Anglo Irish Bank produced a rare good-news story this week. The former bank’s surprisingly modest art collection was auctioned(...)