Darragh O’Connell of Cuala with Jack Langton of Clara during their Leinster semi-final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cuala 3-12, Clare 0-17: The winter sun flooded Parnell Parkyesterday afternoon but it shone more brightly for Cuala, who are back in the AIB Leinster (...)

In waiting: in the three games Kilkenny have needed to make it to the final, Cody has used just eight substitutes. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

As the drip-drip news of Kilkenny retirements came over the winter, the caveat went that only JJ Delaney would be departing the scene as a starter.(...)

TJ Reid is one of four Ballyhale Shamrocks players to return to the Kilkenny side for Sunday’s Division 1A releagtion play-off with Clare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny have wheeled out the big guns for Sunday’s Division One A relegation play-off against Clare. As expected manager Brian Cody has given instant(...)

Cork’s Daniel Kearney tries to get clear of the challenge of Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash at Páirc Uí Rinn in Cork. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Cork 2-17 Kilkenny 1-22 For years we’ve nodded sagely at the idea of Kilkenny’s pre-eminence being based on deathless competition for places and yet s(...)

Farms are  “a dangerous place. We need to go in and farm defensively, think defensively. We have to get a change in attitudes,” IFA president  Eddie Downey has said. “We cannot keep going on losing lives the way we are.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Farmers are involved in more fatal incidents because lack of profit is forcing them to work longer hours to support their families, IFA president Eddi(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey has said that “farmers will not tolerate their high quality produce being devalued and their livelihoods being destroyed by supermarkets in pursuit of a quick buck.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Irish Farmers’ Association has called for the appointment of a supermarkets’ ombudsman to ensure that farmers get a fair share of the consumer pri(...)

Lester Ryan, captain of the Kilkenny hurling team, with his father Johnny Ryan, who died in a farm accident on Wednesday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

A hurling medal, a family photograph, a GAA jersey, a farm tag, all symbolising the life of Johnny Ryan, father of Kilkenny All-Ireland winning captai(...)

Last year was the worst year for farm deaths since 1991. Thirty people lost their lives in incidents which mainly involved machinery and animals

It’s the little things that stay with you when you watch the video testimonies about the impact of fatal farm accidents. The green knitted cap floatin(...)

A spokesman said the Health and Safety Authority  would welcome the opportunity to meet with the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture to discuss farm safety and its strategies for dealing with what was a serious issue.  Photographs: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Health and Safety Authority has agreed to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture next Thursday [JAN 29TH]to face questions about it(...)

Lester Ryan, Kilkenny’s linchpin, is in mourning after the sudden death of his father, Johnny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

A large crowd is expected in the small rural parish of Clara in Co Kilkenny on Saturday for the funeral Mass of Johnny Ryan – father of All-Ireland wi(...)