Shane Moloney’s point at the death booked Galway a place in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 0-26 Tipperary 3-16 In the nick of time the GAA Hurling All-Ireland season ignited with just two matches to go. Galway, for so long spec(...)

Tipperary  defence, backboned by Pádraic Maher, above, and James Barry has the collective nous and mobility to stay with Galway. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s striking how established the consensus becomes in the later stages of the All-Ireland championship even in relation to more nuanced verdicts than(...)

Brian Cody: the experience of his Kilkenny side cannot be underestimated. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Two years ago Waterford’s minors won the county’s first minor All-Ireland title since 1948. On that team Austin Gleeson was picked at six, Shane Be(...)

Bailouts are something of a national obsession in this country, so there will be some relief in Government circles this week that VHI has managed to r(...)

VHI extended its reinsurance arrangement with Berkshire Hathaway by four years in 2014

Ciarán Hancock State-owned VHI has raised €90 million in subordinated debt from Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway to boost its reserve(...)

Mayo General Hospital at Castlebar in Co Mayo. Photograph: Google Maps

An 82-year-old man died because of the failure of authorities at Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar, to administer the anti-coagulant Octaplex in a ti(...)

Waterford’s Michael Walsh is tackled by Tipperary’s Padraic Maher during the Munster senior hurling championship final at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Maybe this was not the most incandescent of Tipperary’s provincial summer titles. But on a cloudy afternoon when Semple Stadium fell silent to honour (...)

Tipperary’s Shane McGrath kicks the sliotar  forward as he’s challenged by Waterford players during the Munster SHC Final at Semple Stadium. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tipperary 0-21 Waterford 0-16 To say the 125th GAA Munster hurling final was nondescript isn’t to belittle a competitive encounter in which favourites(...)

Jason Forde in action for Tipperary against Limerick in the Munster senior hurling semi-final.  Making   his first provincial championship start, Forde scored 1-3 from play. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There was a phase a couple of seasons back when every year people expected Waterford to fall back into the time-honoured rhythms of going into hurl(...)

Waterford’s Barry Coughlan catches a high ball against Cork in the Munster semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When the championship draws were made last autumn the Munster pairings, for me, seemed to suggest a Cork-Tipperary final. Cork, I thought, would sure(...)