Limerick hurler Donal O’Grady: say “home advantage can work the other way if you’re struggling to make an impact because the crowd can get on edge. Photograph: Inpho

Of course there are two Donal O’Grady’s. One felt the need to step away last April but the other is still serving his people until they need him no m(...)

Dublin’s Donal Gormley  is put under pressure by Wexford’s Conor Devitt (left) and Rhys Clarke at Parnell Park, Dublin, during the Leinster Under-21 hurling final. Photograph: Sportsfile

Wexford 1-20 Dublin 0-18 Talk of hurling revolutions and heroes can be heard outside the Pale now. In Ryan, Guiney and McDonald Wexford have new na(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Callaghan in action against Westmeath in the Leinster under-21 semi-final in Mullingar. O’Callaghan’s task against Wexford will be to subdue Peter Kelly.  Photograph: Inpho

Wexford are on the cusp of making believers of us all. Defending champions, they are littered with hurlers who played leading roles in the unfathomab(...)

Wexford’s Jack Guiney: “We have to up our game and go in with a new level of intensity against Clare. Hopefully we can pull one out of the bag.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The essential difference between champions and also-ran is the former can identify their deficiencies and fix them in full stride. Jack Guiney knows t(...)

Tania Rosser back after four year retirement. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tania Rosser is a surprise yet invigorating addition to Ireland’s World Cup squad ahead of next month’s tournament in Marcoussis, just outside Paris. (...)

A banner relating to Sky’s sports coverage  on view at the Leinster semi-final between Wexford and Dublin at Wexford Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Some 18,000 viewers tuned into Sky Sports for the Wexford versus Dublin hurling match on Saturday night. This is a significant drop from the 32,000 w(...)

Monaghan’s Dick Clerkin and Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh compete for a high ball during last Sunday’s Ulster SFC quarter-final at Clones. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The football championship this past weekend offered starkly contrasting stories; Monaghan’s controlled joy in Clones and Carlow’s 28-point humiliation(...)

Cork’s Ken O’Halloran at the launch off Gaelic Performance, the new official county glove range in Croke Park. “I’ve played a bit of hurling and I just think fellas will be fouling, just giving away penalties if there is a goal chance.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ken O’Halloran, the incumbent Cork football goalkeeper, believes the GAA’s decision to ensure 20-metre free-pucks must be stuck before the 20-metre l(...)

Robbie Henshaw: faces surgery on his injured hand.

Unearthing the actor to follow Laurence Olivier as Richard III was not fraught with such inconvenience. Robbie Henshaw’s withdrawal from the Ireland (...)

Former Wellington coach Andre Bell will be joining Connacht as backs coach with responsibility for the backline and kicking. Photograph: Teaukura Moetaua/Getty Images

Connacht coach Pat Lam has personally thanked Joe Schmidt for ensuring the province recruited what the the provincial coach believes is the best possi(...)