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 (...)

Dublin Manager Dessie Farrell has a  formidable looking side as they prepare to take on Tipperary in Tullamore. Photograph: Inpho

After making a grand total of five Munster under-21 finals in the first 44 years of the competition, Tipperary have been in seven of the last nine. Th(...)

Rob O’Shea has been the league’s main discovery for Cork during the  Allianz Hurling League. Photograph: Inpho

Electric and all as Cork’s Saturday night demolition of Dublin was six weeks ago, it was hard to shift the feeling that a team who can score 0-21 by h(...)

Kerry’s Colm Cooper: made his first appearance for the Kingdom in 19 months when he came on against Tyrone at Healy Park. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

When the balls finished bobbling and the wheel stopped spinning, the final shape of the various Allianz Football League table made for absorbing read(...)

Ireland coach Tom Tierney won the championship in his first Six Nations campaign. Photograph: Inpho 5:25

On a weekend where points came in cloudbursts, it was easy to forget that the game has two sides. So when Tom Tierney is asked how he approached Irela(...)

Ian Madigan has been cleared fit for Leinster’s trip to The Stoop to face Harlequins in the European Champions Cup at the weekend
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GAA ground support GAA president Liam O’Neill has voiced his support for a Leinster Gaelic games stadium to be built on Dublin’s M50 motorway r(...)

Convicted rapist Ched Evans is training with Sheffield United having been released from prison. Photograph:  Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Amazing sometimes how what looks to be a hopelessly knotted issue can be untangled with a single sentence out of the right mouth. Jessica Ennis-Hill d(...)

Conor Mortimer: His new book is entitled One Sunday: A Day In The Life Of The Mayo Football Team. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There are two hold-the-phone revelations in Conor Mortimer’s new book and neither of them have anything to do with James Horan. Indeed, they don’t hav(...)

Kieran Joyce and Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher tussle for possession in the crunch half-back area during yesterday’s final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

With four minutes left and Tipperary aching for something, for anything, Bonner Maher finally got the ball in his hand heading for goal. If Eamon O’Sh(...)

 Kerry manager Eamon Fitzmaurice. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In the grandest of Irish traditions, I spent a week of my holidays in Kerry this year. As I was walking out the door and leaving Dublin, I was told by(...)