Conor Lehane clears Clare’s John Conlon out of the picture as Anthony Nash  makes his way up the field to take a penalty during last year’s drawn All-Ireland final.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paul Flynn, the former Waterford All Star and during his career one of the deadliest free takers in hurling, summed up the drama of an Anthony Nash pe(...)

Longford’s Conor Egan celebrates with his daughter Elaine in Croke Park after victory in the Lory Meagher Cup final at the weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

LIMERICK PROTEST: Making a point Sky had their cameras pointed the wrong wayon Saturday. While Kilkenny were busy splattering Offaly like a bu(...)

Derek McGrath, left,  and selector Dan Shanahan keeping a close eye on the action during the drawn clash with Cork at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford manager Derek McGrath chooses his words carefully. Did he feel vindicated by the performance that nearly beat Cork and forced the GAA Munste(...)

In the Munster Hurling Final of June 2004 Waterford’s John Mullane is restrained by Cork’s Seán Óg Ó’hAilpín after striking Brian Murphy. Photograph:Patrick Bolger/Inpho

On Sunday Cork and Waterford renew a rivalry that has provided some fantastic games since the beginning of this century.I was involved in some of thos(...)

One of the three goals conceded by  Emma Byrne of Ireland in her side’s defeat to Germany. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Whatever side of the fence you’re on, or even if you’re sitting atop it, the GAA/Sky Sports deal sounded highly majestic on Mario Rosentock’s Giftg(...)

 John Mullane, Waterford, in action against Clare’s Pat Donnellan during the GAA GPA All-Stars game in Shanghai. Photo:  Ray McManus/Sportsfile

2012 All Stars 10-4 2013 All Stars 6-13The end of term feeling was in evidence on Saturday at Shanghai rugby club in Pudong. As is traditional to All (...)

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 (...)

David Wallace massaged by Willie Bennett at the Ireland rugby training camp in 2001: “Nobody actually believes me that this actually happened. They think that I set it up, that I put on a tape or something and got them to pose for it. But genuinely I just happened to be in the room and it came on the television. It was a complete happy coincidence. They weren’t paying any attention to me, they were just working away. Willie was giving him a massage and there was different stuff on the TV. And then this shot came up and obviously when they saw it, they started laughing.”

The All Blacks were coming, coming. Tacking their merciless way down towards the Havelock Square end. Aside from the referee and the 15 Irish men tryi(...)

Tipperary’s Eoin Kelly feels the full force of a challenge from Limerick’s Tom Condon  during the Munster semi-final  at the Gaelic Grounds Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The novelty, in recent times anyway, of Cork meeting Limerick in a Munster final has so many variables but mainly the fact neither county has won it f(...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell  tackles Waterford’s Noel Connors during this year’s league clash at Ennis. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

You can hardly turn around in the reception area of Waterford IT without seeing Noel Connors. There he is on one wall, a bullet of blue through a dark(...)