Wetmeath hurling manager Michael Ryan was surprised by the extent of his side’s victory over Offaly. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

It might be stretching matters to posit that the game of the weekend is happening in Tralee on Saturday but the simple fact of the matter is nowhere (...)

Bombardier: set to cut 1,080 jobs over the next two years, it has a sharp eye on the implications of Brexit. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has backed the decision of one of Northern Ireland’s major employers to urge its workers to vote in stay in(...)

 Bombardier vice-president and general manager Michael Ryan (left) and Bob Homer, vice president for Europe: Mr Ryan has  sent a memo to the Canadian company’s employees highlighting its position on the Brexit debate. Photograph: Eric Luke

Bombardier Belfast has told its Northern Ireland workforce that the “UK remaining within the European Union is better” for its aerospace business. M(...)

Laois’ Cahir Healy tackles Westmeath’s Niall O’Brien. Photograph: Inpho

Laois 0-23 Westmeath 0-16 Laois hurlers will remain in Division 1B for another year at least, despite winning none of their games and losing a playof(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and Darragh Ó Connell of Dublin in action during their Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match  Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday Allianz Hurling League Division One quarter-final Dublin v Limerick, Parnell Park, 7.0 – A re-run of last year’s quarter-final won easily (...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan and Stephen McDonnell of Cork struggle for possession. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Tipperary and Cork were in uniform agreement about one thing after Sunday’s muted conclusion to the regular league season in Thurles on Sunday. They(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

Liam Rushe returned to the Dublin side after suspension  against Galway in the Allianz Hurling League Division One A game at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

SATURDAY Division One A Dublin v Cork, Croke Park, 5.0 – The division’s weird boom-and-bust cycles have passed Cork by, as they have uniquely lost(...)

Kilkenny’s Conor Fogarty under pressure from Noel McGrath of Tipperary during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 0-18 Kilkenny filed away another gratifying win over Tipperary when two late goals from Kevin Kelly transformed Sunday’s ab(...)

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The conversation probably won’t arise on the Tipperary team bus but the cold fact of the matter is that tomorrow, Tipperary will play against a Kilke(...)