Richard Dunne: “Retiring from international football has been an extremely difficult decision for me to make.”

After 14 years as Ireland’s last line of defence, Richard Dunne has decided that the time is right to bring down the curtain on his international care(...)

Kilkenny  manager Brian Cody speaks to Tommy Walsh before introducing him  as a second-half substitute during the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship semi-final against Galway.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

How often have we heard the phrase “proud hurling county” used to elicit some semblance of hope for a team that are, to put it mildly, struggling in t(...)

Waterford’s Shane Walsh is tackled by two Laois players  during the qualifier at Walsh Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Waterford 2-22 Laois 1-15 Waterford ensured their campaign progressed into July when overcoming a determined Laois unit on a balmy Saturday evening a(...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan in action against Shane Fives of Waterford. Cadogan proved a thorn in Waterford’s side during the drawn encounter and scored four points from play. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

MUNSTER SHC QUATER-FINAL REPLAY Cork v Waterford Sunday, 3.30, Semple Stadium Live on RTE.ie It’s strange to think that in the wake of Wate(...)

Séamus Harnedy will start at full forward for Cork against Waterford at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

MUNSTER SHC QUARTER-FINAL Waterford v Cork Semple Stadium, 4pm Live RTÉ 2 Having finally endured relegation from Division One A of the league, Wate(...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath is aware of the greater expectation on the reigning All-Ireland champions. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Cork or Waterford? Or Waterford or Cork? Conor McGrath says it doesn’t matter either way, because as far as Clare are concerned neither team will pre(...)

A dairy farmer from Claremorris, Co Mayo has won this year’s Teagasc Student of the Year award. Kevin Moran did an advanced certificate in agri(...)

Giovanni Trapattoni led Ireland to Poland in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Republic of Ireland has failed to qualify for the latter stages of the European Championships on each of the two previous occasions it has(...)

Derby County’s Conor Sammon is a recent graduate of the Collingwood Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A warning went around The Irish Times not so long ago to avoid the inappropriate use of the(...)

University of Limerick 1-11 Waterford 0-10Brian Lohan’s University of Limerick eliminated Waterford from the Waterford Crystal Cup for the second succ(...)