All-Ireland Final 1994; Limerick v Offaly Joe Dooley of Offaly chased by Dave Clarke

Stragglers in the Gaelic Grounds on the sombre afternoon of the double bill of league hurling semi-finals might have noticed TJ Ryan and Donal O’Grady(...)

Prof Pat O’Connor:  “As they saw it, women lacked career ambition,  they were poor at marketing themselves, they lacked political skills and had lifestyles that were unhelpful.” Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

University managers believe women themselves are primarily responsible for the gender imb(...)

“Under legislation, universities have a remit to promote equality of opportunity, but it’s not being realised,” says Prof Kathleen Lynch

Pat O’Connor was the first woman to be appointed at full professorial level – of sociology and social policy – in the University of Limerick (U(...)

The glass ceiling that holds women back from managerial advancement is as impenetrable as ever, with new research matching data from a decade ago. Eve(...)

Ger Loughnane has insisted that National Referees Association chairman Pat McEnaney should have ’nothing to do’ with hurling. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Former Clare All-Ireland winning manager Ger Loughnane has insisted that National Referees Association chairman Pat McEnaney should have “nothing to d(...)

Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin recieves a second yellow card and then a red from referee Barry Kelly at Thurles

Kilkenny have raged against the dying of the light all season. Yesterday in Thurles it was finally extinguished.There’s a fine line between being batt(...)

 Cork’s Séamus Harnedy wins the ball ahead of Clare’s Domhnall O’Donovan during the Munster  SHC semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork’s man of the match in their unexpected Munster semi-final defeat of Clare may have been the only debutant on the team but Séamus Harnedy’s hurlin(...)