Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley scores the winning point despite the efforts of Clare’s Cian Dillon during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A relegation play-off at Nowlan Park Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny 1-18 Clare 1-17The sense of unreality that surrounded the two most recent All-Ireland champions contesting yesterday’s relegation play-off in(...)

Kilkenny’s Walter Walsh holds off Colm Galvin during his side’s narrow victory over Clare. Photogaph: Inpho

If that wasn’t the first real sniff of summer, then God help our senses. The weather wasn’t bad either, although both Kilkenny and Clare must meet aga(...)

Clare footballers may now avail of  Davy O’Halloran after he was dropped by the hurlers. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Clare footballers may yet avail of a fourth All-Ireland winning hurler this year following Davy O’Halloran’s exit from the county’s hurling squad.(...)

Notable M&A deals in 2014 included the € 450m purchase of a stake in car rental service CarTrawler by BC Partners(Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES)

Activity in Ireland’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market reached levels not seen since before the crisis, according to a new report which find(...)

Galway captain David Collins leaves the field after his side’s last gasp win over Clare in the Allianz League. (Photograph: INPHO/Mike Shaughnessy)

Galway 2-15 Clare 1-17A last gasp winner, a bit of a row over a dry ball being slipped in for the crucial free and a tight struggle between neighbours(...)

Cork’s Conor Lehane: Was in good scoring form for UCC against Limerick. Photo: Dara MacDonaill

Limerick 0-22 UCC 1-17 Four late points earned Limerick a place in the Waterford Crystal Cup final after a 40-score semi-final win over a UCC s(...)

Higher Education GAA Senior Championships at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

This year’s Sigerson Cup draw has scheduled one of the year’s most anticipated third level duels for the very first round, as 2012 champions DCU take (...)

Rower Inistioge star Kieran Joyce  pictured at the launch of the AIB GAA Club Championships in Dublin. “We’ve only come up from intermediate last year, and I suppose that still creates a good bit of momentum and excitement.” Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Nearly one month later and Kieran Joyce is still trying to figure out how he ended up man- of-the-match in the All- Ireland hurling final replay. Jo(...)

Tony Kelly and Colm Galvin of Clare celebrate victory at the end of the All-Ireland Hurling Under-21 Championship Final at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Every so often a special group of players comes along and lights up the sporting world with their achievements. What special ability, expertise, capac(...)

Clare’s Aaron Cunningham celebrates scoring his side’s second goal during the Bord Gáis Energy  All-Ireland under-21 hurling final against Wexford at   Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Clare 2-20 Wexford 3-11Clare showed that the county’s hurlers haven’t gone away at the end of a summer during which they may have lost their senior Al(...)