Damien Hayes in action against Clare last year: “I remember being told at a club training session on the Friday and I just couldn’t believe it.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Portumna and Galway hurler Damien Hayes has spoken about his disbelief on being told of his county team-mate Niall Donohue’s sudden death last autumn.(...)

GPA chief executive Dessie Farrell. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

The Gaelic Players Association Mental Health Review for 2013 shows an over 300 per cent rise in members accessing the organisation’s confidential coun(...)

Níall McDonagh, cousin of the late hurler Niall Donohue . Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Two weeks ago, Níall McDonagh stayed up for most of the night to write about his cousin. He had much to draw from, for several thousand words had by t(...)

Niall Donoghue’s coffin is carried by fellow hurlers through Kilbeacanty, Co Galway, yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Long before Niall Donohue’s hurl hit the soil of Semple Stadium and Croke Park, he had played his first “All-Ireland final” on the lawn of his Ball(...)

The remains of Niall Donoghue are carried by friends and team mates through Kilbeacanty today. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Moving tributes were paid to Galway hurler Niall Donohue by family, friends and leading GAA figures at his funeral in south Galway earlier today.Over (...)

Niall Donoghue passed away on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway hurling manager Anthony Cunningham has paid tribute to county hurler Niall Donohue, whose death at the age of 22 has shocked the county and (...)

Niall Donohue won an All-Ireland under-21 title with Galway in 2011

Kilbeacanty and neighbouring Ballyturin, home to the Donohue family, quiet rural communities east of Gort were in shock yesterday after news of the(...)