Dublin manager Ger Cunningham was critical of the decision to go ahead with the Leinster under-21 match against Kilkenny in the week between the draw against Galway and replay. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The best laid plans: Galway’s blitzkrieg on Dublin in the opening minutes of Saturday’s replayed Leinster quarter-final rendered all of Ger Cunningha(...)

The scoreboard in Tullamore shows Galway leading Dublin 3-9 to 0-1 in the first half. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 5-19 Dublin 1-18 A Saturday night plucked from the bad old days for Dublin. Blowtorched from the start by Galway, charred and scarred before (...)

Dublin’s Ryan O’Dwyer is tackled by Galway’s Joe Canning, Jonathan Glynn and Cathal Mannion. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So at Croke Park in the Leinster Championship, two Cunninghams – neither from the province – came face to face: Ger in charge of Dublin and Anthony, i(...)

Joseph Cooney  fires home Galway’s goal  despite the efforts of Dublin’s Peter Kelly during the Leinster SHC quarter-final  at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It might have been just the last weekend in May but there was a palpable anxiety in the display of both teams in this GAA Leinster hurling quarter-fi(...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe in action against Iarlaith Tannian of Galway in a National League match in March. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If there is any exception to that cliché of players being delighted just to get any numbered jersey on their back then it could be Liam Rushe. It’s (...)

RTÉ’s Bryan Dobson, the Reputations Agency’s Catherine Walsh, the Business Journalists’ Association of Ireland’s Sarah McCabe and Dublin Simon Community’s Mary Murray launching the 15th annual quiz, in aid of Dublin Simon Community. Photograph: conor healy

What is the highest possible break in snooker? (No, it’s not 147.) What is, when calculated via its share price, the most valuable company on the I(...)

Rob O’Shea has been the league’s main discovery for Cork during the  Allianz Hurling League. Photograph: Inpho

Electric and all as Cork’s Saturday night demolition of Dublin was six weeks ago, it was hard to shift the feeling that a team who can score 0-21 by h(...)

New Dublin hurling manager Ger Cunningham. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Some people have been tempted to describe Tommy Dunne as the first backroom casualty of the new season, although there is nothing contentious about h(...)

Dublin’s Michael Dara Macauley is sent off  late in normal time by referee David Gough during the O’Byrne Cup final against  Newbridge. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 0-24 Kildare 0-19 (aet) A strong extra-time in St Conleth’s Park before a crowd of approximately 8,000 gave Dublin a first O’Byrne Cup in seve(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh: will be hoping to build upon the county’s recent All-Ireland successes at U-21 level. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
Previews

Saturday Waterford Crystal Cup (Munster SH) semi-finals Cork v Clare, Mallow, 1.0 – Cork make the customary raft of changes, resting Pau(...)