Piglets feeding on grain at the IFA protest outside the European Commission offices in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Farmers dumped grain in front of the European Commission buildings in Dublin yesterday and warned that farm incomes were being “ripped apart”. (...)

Pigs feed on grain as Irish Farmers Association members protest outside the EU Commission offices, on Lower Mount Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 0:53

Farmers dumped grain on the streets of Dublin at lunchtime on Monday in protest at falling incomes across many sectors of the industry. The grain was(...)

Conor Lehane scored Cork’s opener in their Round 1 qualifier win over Wexford. Photograph: Inpho

Wexford 0-20 Cork 2-22 “Was it that long?” asks Jimmy Barry-Murphy, with his gentlemanly smile, when informed Cork went 20 minutes of the second half (...)

Liam Dunne: “The blame comes back to me but there has to be consequences for players as well. We will be seeing the start of some fellas’ careers and the end of others’.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Where do you go? You’re Liam Dunne, you’ve been Kilkennyed and the outside world can offer only one of three things to you – anger, pity or indiffe(...)

Séamus Harnedy: the return of their primary ball-winner will be a significant boost to Jimmy McCarthy’s Cork side. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This is the qualifier that appears to hold out the best chance of an upset. That perception rests on Cork’s tailspin in recent times and the – at t(...)

Tipperary  legend Jimmy Doyle was once the top marksman in the history of championship hurling and also the game’s most marked player. Photograph: Inpho

It’s been a sobering few days for hurling: news of Tipperary icon Jimmy Doyle’s sudden death at the age of 76 emerged on Monday evening after a weeken(...)

Branden Grace watches his tee shot on the 10th hole as a structure fire burns outside of the golf course during the third round of the US Open at Chambers Bay. Photo: Matt York/AP

“Ah, it’s a duck-shoot at this stage, Marty,” Anthony Daly sighed as Kilkenny were racking up a score almost as high as Tiger Woods at the US Open, Da(...)

Liam Dunne: “We expected a lot of ourselves. We felt we were very well prepared. But obviously some things weren’t right.” Photo: James Crombie/ Inpho

“We were fierce unlucky, weren’t we,” said Liam Dunne, calling on the black humour which has sustained Wexford hurling on days like this. A rough week(...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid  is brought down for a penalty by the combined efforts of Matthew O’Hanlon and Liam Ryan of Wexford during the Leinster SHC semi-final at Nowlan Park.  Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny 5-25 Wexford 0-16 The longest day of the year arrived and for the Wexford hurlers it contained the longest hour of their lives. Best laid p(...)

Only two of Brian Cody’s 10 All-Irelands were won in seasons when the league final wasn’t contested by Kilkenny. Photograph: Eric Luke

This is an unusual championship for Kilkenny. They have lost the equivalent of a small country’s gold reserves in retiring All-Ireland medallists a(...)