Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan celebrates on of his two goals in the All-Ireland SHC Round two Qualifiers at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Not for the first time, Tipperary’s desire to gauge where they are is complicated by sticky issue of who they are. Still hurling’s little girl with th(...)

Offaly’s Brian Carroll  has no room to move as the Tipperary trio of  Michael Cahill, Paddy Stapleton and Paudie Maher surround him during the All-Ireland SHC Qualifier at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 5-25 Offaly 1-20It wasn’t always straightforward but Tipperary got the job done nonetheless in Portlaoise, running out easy winners in the e(...)

JJ Delaney: the multi-decorated and outstanding defender will man the full back berth for Kilkenny at Nowlan Park. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill

The arrival of Sky Sports has drummed up more interest in this fixture than might otherwise have been the case given the disparity between the counti(...)

Connacht’s Gavin Duffy in action against Munster’s Doug Howlett. Duffy is training with the Mayo senior football squad. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland rugby international Gavin Duffy trained with the Mayo senior football panel on Tuesday night and is set to make a dramatic return to Gaelic fo(...)

Clare’s John Conlan with Colin Fennelly and Jonjoe Farrell of Kilkenny at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Colin Fennelly turned in a man-of-the-match performance – in a game he described as both “crazy” and “explosive” – as Kilkenny finally outgunned Ti(...)

Ciarán Clarke of Antrim and James Rigney of Offaly come to grips in Saturday’s game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In the first half Offaly struggled and a very honest Antrim side fully deserved their 0-9 to 0-5 interval lead.Offaly were much better in the second h(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody returned to the sidelines for the Leinster SHC clash against Offaly in Tullamore. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Kilkenny 0-26 Offaly 4-9: The hottest Offaly have been in front of the Kilkenny goal in 23 years. The coldest Kilkenny have been in front of theirs i(...)

Galway captain Fiontán Ó Curraoin lifts the cup after victory over  Cork in Saturday’s All-Ireland Under-21 football final at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Those typically tardy Dubliners arriving into O’Moore Park for the 2002 All-Ireland Under-21 final were met by a instantly depressing si(...)