2011 final : John O’Keeffe and Shane McGrath get up close and personal  – Hard work had certainly brought out a formidable talent but Henry Shefflin had what all great players possess – the confidence and nerve to execute his skills under excruciating pressure

Although it appears obvious now that it’s about to happen, there was uncertainty about Henry Shefflin’s intentions since the end of last week’s All-Ir(...)

The hurling legions of Kilkenny and Tipperary finally realised that on Sunday last, there is no other county they would rather have played, no other voices they would rather have heard. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Something gave way during the sustained splendour of last week’s All-Ireland hurling final. Kilkenny and Tipperary managed to break the speed of the s(...)

The Credit Union Restructuring Board was established in January last year in accordance with the Credit Union and Co-operation with Overseas Regulators Act 2012.

The chief executive of the Credit Union Restructuring Board (ReBo), the body tasked with reshaping the sector, has announced he is to step down after (...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary clash in yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A testing Sunday, that. From Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin to Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin and back again, and as ever you end up addled, half hear(...)

In Wicklow town  property transactions were up 102 per cent on 2012 according to Sherry FitzGerald. Photograph: Eric Luke

The population of Co Wicklow is now at its highest level since 1841. For nearly a century the population had been half the figure cited in the (...)

Liz Carroll: On the Off Beat
  • Music
  • November 15, 2013, 00:00

What’s in a name? More than you might imagine, as Liz Carroll gamely illustrates with this magnificent collection of original, self-composed tunes.(...)

Ireland’s Ciarán Sheehan shrugs off the challenge of Christopher Yarran in last week’s game in Breffni Park.

This evening’s concluding Test of the International Rules series at Croke Park will be the last held in Ireland if upcoming talks to rescue the game a(...)

Armagh’s Ciarán McKeever and Kildare’s John Doyle have been called into the Ireland panel of the second international rules test at Croke Park on Sat(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley

No representatives from counties such as Kerry, Down, or indeed Cavan, hosts for the first Test, and no more than eight survivors from the last Int(...)

 Bernard Brogan scores Dublin’s second goal at Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Yesterday’s GAA Leinster football semi-final at Croke Park deviated from the narratives of the past few years but not in the way Kildare might have ho(...)