Referee Pádraig Hughes consults with his umpires before awarding a penalty to Kerry. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Just when you thought it was safe: a recent national referees review meeting concluded that 2015 had to date been very encouraging with few if any maj(...)

David Breen of Limerick is challenged by Westmeath’s Alan McGrath during the All-Ireland hurling qualifier at Cusack Park in Mullingar. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Westmeath 1-12 Limerick 4-15 A wasteful Limerick side survived a genuine challenge from a very plucky Westmeath outfit in showery conditions in(...)

During the National Hurling League relegation play-off against Kilkenny Clare’s Shane O’Donnell gave notice that, after a litany of injuries, he was finally ready to deliver on the promise of two years ago. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Munster SHC Quarter-final Clare v Limerick Semple Stadium, Sunday, 4pm RTÉ 2 Distraction appears to be the keynote mood in preparations (...)

The programme will see students return to Kylemore Abbey for the first time since the closure of the boarding school there six years ago.

About 40 students from US university Notre Dame will attend summer classes at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara from 2016 under a new partnership with the (...)

Shane Dooley inspired Offaly’s win over Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick 0-21 Offaly 1-21Shane Dooley inspired Offaly to yet another win over Limerick as his side caused a big upset at the Gaelic Grounds.The game h(...)

 Pauric Mahony scored 12 points in Waterford’s in the Allianz League Division 1B clash with Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Limerick 2-16 Waterford 0-22Substitute Paudie Prendergast struck a magnificent last-second point to earn Waterford a draw against Limerick in a Valent(...)

The High Court has ruled a company director and his wife must repay a finance company more than €111,000.

A company director and his wife must repay a finance company more than €111,000 that was loaned for the purpose of fitting out lodges at a golf course(...)

Kilkenny’s Paul Murphy and Graeme Mulcahy of Limerick struggle for the ball in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In those elemental last 10 minutes on Sunday, Kilkenny were in all-hands mode but some of them got closer to the pump than others. Brian Hogan got on (...)

Kilkenny’s Paul Murphy battles for possession with Limerick’s  Graeme Mulcahy at Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

It’s unusual a match ends up playing out as most people expected. Limerick were up to a point nearly as good as they could have been. They come up sho(...)

Limerick will require top-notch displays from the likes of Paul Browne, here scoring a goal against Wexford, if they are to prevail on Sunday. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Last week I wrote about interpreting the pre-match signs in an effort to determine your team’s state of readiness for battle.This time last year Limer(...)