John O’Dwyer gestures to the referee for calling the Hawk-Eye into play after a late free for Tipperary during yesterday’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 1-28 Kilkenny 3-22 The place went from tumult and as gripping a conclusion to an All-Ireland final as had been seen to the sense of silen(...)

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(...)

Galway and Tipperary in action in the  All Ireland quarter-final of 2010. Tipperary went on to with the All-Ireland. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Similarities with last year abound. This weekend 12 months ago it was Kilkenny who stood between Tipperary and the redemption of a qualifier run, and (...)

Allianz Hurling League Division One  final, Semple Stadium: Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan under pressure from Michael Cahill, Cathal Barrett and Brendan Maher of Tipperary. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

What a difference a year can make. It’s been remarked on in the aftermath of Sunday’s hurling league final between Kilkenny and Tipperary that whereas(...)

 Clare celebrate victory over Cork at Croke Park after winning the county’s fourth  All-Ireland senior hurling title. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Everybody involved in hurling is well aware of the fact that the All-Ireland senior championship (the Liam MacCarthy Cup) is the most sought a(...)

AIB GAA Football All Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-Final, OÕMoore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois 15/2/2014Castlebar Mitchels vs Dr. Crokes Castlebar players celebrate at the end of the gameMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Monday’s All-Ireland senior club finals in Croke Park span the spectrum in terms of relevance to the intercounty games. It’s one of the enduri(...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal against Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Just as it is a condition of Gaelic games that every exciting match will be scrutinised, tagged and f(...)

Cork’s Conor O’Sullivan and Conor McGrath of Clare clash in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Relegation Play-Off last April.  ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

They’re here because they’re here. The unfolding of the All-Ireland hurling championship has brought us to a final between Cork and Clare that was ent(...)

Dublin’s Paul Ryan and Shane O’Neill of Cork during the semi-final at Croke Park.

Forty years after appearing in his first All-Ireland final as a shaven-headed teenage footballer, Jimmy Barry-Murphy yesterday qualified for another.O(...)