Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Doyle photographed in June 2005 at the Thurles Sarsfields Club at Semple Stadium. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Thurles on Thursday, the spiritual home of hurling, to pay their last respects and hear warm tributes to one of the g(...)

Antrim Hurling Manager Jim Nelson has passed away. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In 1989 Antrim competed in their first All-Ireland final in almost half a decade, at the time they were in the midst of a period in which they would (...)

UL’s Kevin O’Brien scrambles for possession with Matthew O’Hanlon of UCD. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

University of Limerick 0-18 University College Dublin 0-15 The long Fitzgibbon Cup famine for University College Dublin will continue for a(...)

Kilkenny legend JJ Delaney has announced his hurling retirement at the age of just 32

The recent spate of inter-county retirements continues with news of JJ Delaney’s decision to hang up his hurl at the top level. The Kilkenny player, r(...)

Double All-Ireland-winning Cork hurling coach Archdeacon Michael O’Brien has died after a  long illness. Photograph: Inpho

Tributes have been paid to double All-Ireland-winning Cork hurling coach Archdeacon Michael O’Brien, who died on Friday in a nursing home following (...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary clash in yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A testing Sunday, that. From Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin to Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin and back again, and as ever you end up addled, half hear(...)

Jimmy Barry-Murphy in action against Tipperary during the 1985 Munster senior hurling final – widely regarded as his finest display for Cork. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Two years ago when Cork and Tipperary last met in the senior hurling championship, the match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh was worth two historical footnotes. T(...)

  Conor McDonald in action for Wexford in an Under-21 match against Dublin. He’s a player that gets supporters excited. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Con Houlihan had some habits that lesser writers couldn’t get away with over the course of the most glittering sports-writing career this country has (...)

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(...)

Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Simon Hick and Mark Horgan will continue to produce outstanding online radio content for The Irish Times.

The Irish Times today announced the signing of an extended contract with the Second Captains team who provide The Irish Times Second Captains Podcast;(...)