A teacher by  profession, Brian Cody had no track record of success at club level when offered the Kilkenny job 17 years ago. Photograph: Damien Eagers/Sportsfile

The agonies of management were well summed up by a very experienced practitioner, who had known All-Ireland success as well as tougher times. He descr(...)

Liam Griffin guided Wexford to an All-Ireland hurling title in 1996. “We had to think about this game in every aspect of it because we weren’t arrogant enough to think that we were so good that we could win otherwise”

Liam Griffin guided Wexford to an All-Ireland hurling title in 1996. It didn’t happen by chance. The devil is in the detail. After defeating Galway(...)

The five-star Monart hotel and spa in Co Wexford. It is included in the sale of Ulster Bank’s Project Coney portfolio to Sankaty Advisers

Ulster Bank has agreed the sale of its Project Coney portfolio to Sankaty Advisers, a US-based affiliate of investment group Bain Capital. The portfo(...)

All Ireland Hurling Final 1995 against Offaly - Brian and Frank Lohan tackle Johnny Dooley. Photo: Patrick Bolger/Inpho All Ireland Hurling Final 1995 against Offaly - Brian and Frank Lohan tackle Johnny Dooley. Photo: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Viewed from a distance of two decades, maybe the most remarkable thing about the hurling summer of 1995 is just how unpromising it was roundly agreed (...)

The ghosts of Wexford Park were stirring early on Saturday evening. An hour and a half before Saturday’s qualifier replay against Clare, the public ad(...)

 Tipperary’s Lar Corbett returns for the qualifier against Galway in Thurles tomorrow.

Lar Corbett returns to the Tipperary team for tomorrow’s All-Ireland hurling qualifier against Galway in Thurles. The former Hurler of the Year is (...)

Wexford manager Liam Griffin celebates winning the 1996 All-Ireland final. The former manager  and others have said that the county’s eye was taken off the development of young players. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Amidst all of the celebrations of last year’s memorable hurling championship, the continuing doldrums in one of the game’s great traditional strong(...)

Colin Fennelly lifts the league trophy following Kilkenny’s league final win over Tipperary at Nowlan Park in May. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Former Wexford manager Liam Griffin was right when he said that the move to change – yet again – the National Hurling League format was “a sour end” t(...)

The half-time speech is a an integral weapon in every manager’s armoury.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Armagh played Kerry in the 2002 All-Ireland football final. By half-time, they were going down the swanee. They’d lost John McEntee to concussion. Ois(...)

Brian Murphy of Cork, the only player in tomorrow’s starting line-ups with experience of playing in an All-Ireland final. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Statistics are invaluable for ordering our thoughts about the past but in hurling, the most traditional of games, they can also become predictive as t(...)