Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan celebrates scoring his side’s second goal. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I can pinpoint the exact moment when my club Milltown were going to win the Galway senior football championship of 2009. We had had a brilliant(...)

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(...)

 Cork’s Damien Cahalane during their disappointing display against Kerry in the Munster final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Inpho

The Cork hurling management have moved to allay fears about the fitness of Damien Cahalane ahead of Sunday’s Munster final against champions Limerick(...)

The Dubs take over Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championships semi-final replay in 1983. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Páirc Uí Chaoimh as we know it will host its last provincial final this coming Sunday, a landmark moment before a €70 million redevelopment. It’s more(...)

A section of the crowd at Cork versus Kerry in the 1976 Munster football final.

It could only have been conceived in Cork and in the decades since it has come to embody all of the charms and peculiarities of that county. The ov(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald reacts on the sideline. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

As ever, the anatomy of victory and defeat hinges on perspective. Last September, Jimmy Barry-Murphy came within seconds of conjuring up what would p(...)

Cork full forward Patrick Horgan: proved as accurate as ever in the big victory over Waterford.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Davy Fitzgerald will reveal his hand tomorrow but the Cork team to face All-Ireland champions Clare has been released by Jimmy Barry Murphy. And it’s(...)

Cork’s Bill Cooper celebrates scoring a goal against Waterford in Sunday’s Munster quarter-final at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Inpho

Everyone knows the script after games like that. Pub wisdom dictates that the favourite will win the replay, and that the underdog missed their chance(...)

 Cork’s Patrick Horgan: has been the standout player for Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side and if he is curtailed or has an off day, they will struggle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/ Inpho

Points , whistleblowers, fallouts and consequences have dominated the news this week . As soon as whistleblower Brian Gavin signalled the end t(...)

Conor Coughlan from Ballinhassig welcoming back the Cork senior hurling team in Cork last night. Picture: Provison

The rains may have come to end the summer but the flame still burns brightly for Cork hurling as a small but loyal and madly passionate crowd turned o(...)