Ronnie Conlon campaigning for accessibility in Galway City. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Time was when the job of a young garda might involve sourcing fuel to heat the local station in winter. Ronnie Conlon was one such willing recruit, ba(...)

Wexford’s Liam Óg McGovern collides with the knee of Clare’s Jack Browne during the All-Ireland SHC Qualifier  Round 1 Replay at Wexford Park. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wexford 2-25 Clare 2-22 (AET)Wexford deposed All-Ireland champions Clare amidst extraordinary scenes of jubilation in Wexford Park this evening before(...)

Clare’s manager Davy Fitzgerlad reacts during his side’s Munster Senior Hurling Championship semi-final defeat to Cork at Semple Stadium on June 15th. Photograph: Inpho.

It is turning into a stressful summer for hurling referees. Tipperary’s Johnny Ryan had charge of what may well have been the last Anthony Nash pen(...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh rises high to catch a ball despite the challenge of Clare’s Pat Donnellan and John Conlon at Semple Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork 2-23 Clare 2-18Last year’s memorable All-Ireland final and replay were characterised by an outgunned Cork somehow staying in touch with superior (...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly watches the flight of a shot during the NHL Division IA against Galway at Cusack Park in Ennis. Last year’s hurler of the year impressed on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The dressingroom exits at Cusack Park take players along a narrow pathway towards the gate. On Sunday, the thoroughfare was cr(...)

Brendan Bugler of Clare and Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer battle it out during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at  Semple Stadium in  Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Allianz Hurling League round-up: All-Ireland champions (...)

Tipperary Denis Maher: scored two goals and two points in the Waterford Crystal Cup final against Clare. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary triumphed at a wet Gaelic Grounds in Limerick when they proved too good for All-Ireland champions Clare. Played in front of a crowd of 1,248(...)

Limerick’s Paul Browne playing for the GAA GPA All Stars 2013 shoots goalwards under pressure from Galway’s Iarla Tannian of the 2012 side during an exhibition match at Shanghai  RFC in  China. Photograph:   Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2012 All Stars 10-4 2013 All Stars 6-13: The 2012 All Stars held out for a narrow, three-point, win against their 2013 counterparts at Shanghai rugby (...)

 Clare supporters mob Shane O’Donnell after the GOAL challenge game at Sixmilebridge. Photograph:   Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

In Sixmilebridge, there is a row of houses so close to the GAA pitch people can keep one eye on the television and another on the match outside their (...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath scores his side’s fourth goal at a critical juncture  in Saturday’s outstanding All-Ireland hurling final replay at Croke Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Not since 1995 and Clare’s great rising have we had a summer or a championship like this one. And to top off this great hurling season Cork and Clare (...)