The Tipperary duo of  Denis Maher and Kieran Bergin challenge  Iarlaith Tannian of Galway during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A clash at  Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary 2-18 Galway 0-20Two Tipperary goals just after half-time helped them to stave off a strong closing quarter by Galway in this robust league e(...)

St Vincent’s Ger Brennan with Garrycastle’s Dessie Dolan. “He is an exceptional player for Vincent’s and he’s the one person that makes them tick,” says Dolan. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

You don’t go on a two-and-a-half-year unbeaten run without squeaking through a tight spot or two so maybe it’s perversely apt that the last time St Vi(...)

Shane Curran is taking will manage    Padraig Pearses. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Shane Curran will begin his managerial career with local Roscommon rivals Padraig Pearses. The former St Brigid’s and Roscommon goalkeeper had been li(...)

Donie Shine leaves the field injured after the Connacht championship game with Mayo in June. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Roscommon forward Donie Shine is looking to put a disappointing 2014 behind him as he edges closer to a national football league return from injury, a(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly is the star of St Vincent’s attack  but he’s just one part of a formidable attacking  unit. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This summer Dublin won a ninth Leinster title in 10 years and by a considerable margin. Even in Kevin Heffernan’s day the haul was just seven out of 1(...)

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea, who received the backing from his players following the All-Ireland defeat by Kilkenny, urges his side forward. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There is mounting concern in Tipperary hurling that manager Eamon O’Shea may no longer be able to commit to the post. In the aftermath of Saturday’s A(...)

Tipperary’s Lar Corbett gets away from Paul Murphy of Kilkenny during the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Sometimes the mercurial among us are perfect. But some days they wake from slumber with a coldness, uninspired and unable to rediscover greatness. (...)

Tipperary’s Pádraic  Maher has to try to curb a lot of his natural instincts to play the full-back role. Photograph: Inpho

In the case against Pádraic Maher playing at full back for Tipperary, a couple of games against Cork have had to be taken down and used in evidence. I(...)

Paul Curran is finally fully recovered from his hip trouble and ready to push for a place on the Tipperary team for the All-Ireland championship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The seasons get more complicated. That is something Paul Curran has discovered. All of this year, he has been juggling. At home, the delight of a firs(...)

In 1985 builder Jim Ruane from Co Mayo purchased a site from a client next door to construct his family home. He engaged newly graduated architects Pa(...)