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(...)

Jimmy Barry-Murphy in action against Tipperary during the 1985 Munster senior hurling final – widely regarded as his finest display for Cork. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Two years ago when Cork and Tipperary last met in the senior hurling championship, the match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh was worth two historical footnotes. T(...)

 Richard Coady and fellow Mount Leinster Rangers  players celebrate after the Carlow club had beaten Loughiel Shamrocks at Páirc Esler in Newry to earn a place in Monday’s All-Ireland Senior Club Champinship final in Croke Park. Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho/Presseye

What a feast of Gaelic games we have on the weekend in which we celebrate our national saint’s feast day. The Allianz leagues take pride of pla(...)

Conor Lehane: the Cork star turned in a superb o performance for Midleton in the Cork county final win over Sarsfields. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Onwards towards Christmas and the sorting of the All-Ireland club championships continues thick and fast. Few sports competitions offer such novel pai(...)

Evidence of Dublin’s increasing stature as a hurling force came on Saturday as Ballyboden St Enda’s and Cuala contested an all capital decider at the (...)