Ireland celebrate with the Cormac McAnallen Cup after beating Australia at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The international series evokes a range of reactions but no one can argue with its resilience. Having hit various crises over the past 10 years and(...)

A melee between Ireland and Australia players during the third Test.

For an event whose attendant publicity had laboured metaphors of marriage and coming together, the very first international rules Test turned out t(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has always favoured players who are instinctively going to do the right thing in tight spots, and won’t tolerate players who make handling errors. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

All week in Kerry, the conversations have started in the same way. I was at two funerals and the chat was the same at them both. Not just that, the to(...)

Kerry’s David Moran in action for Kerry against Donegal last summer. Photo: Inpho

There is something strangely illicit about meeting the Kerry footballer on Cork territory. The men most wanted by border control. The enemy let slip t(...)

Hanley is a former Ireland vice-captain and has played in four series. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

International Rules has always produced quiet talents, players without enormously elevated intercounty profiles who thrive in the international arena(...)

PBC’s Peter Sylvester is unable to stop Aaron Cosgrove of Cresent scoring his side’s first try during the Munster Schools Junior Cup final at Temple Hill in Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

PBC CORK 17 CRESCENT COLLEGE 12 Pres Cork denied their o(...)

 Dublin footballer Ciaran Kilkenny signs an autograph for Killian Griffen, St. Patrick’s GAA Club, Palmerstown. Photograph:  Pat Murphy/Sportsfile

The boy prince wears his cap backwards and his sleeves rolled to the shoulders. He’s spent the morning coaching a summer camp and the last hour signin(...)

Meath’s Graham Reilly tackles Tyrone’s Matthew Donnelly during the qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Suddenly Tyrone look like men who went to pull a book off the shelf only to find it turning the whole wall around to reveal a secret passageway. Thoro(...)

 Joe Canning (left) and Dublin dual player Ciarán Kilkenny in Croker yesterday to launch a GAA initiative to support the Irish language. Photograph: Barry Cregg/Sportsfile

Ciarán Kilkenny is a hard lad to ruffle. Fresh from being on the wrong end of the standout scoreline of the week – Dublin’s under-21 hurling defeat to(...)