Eoin Cadogan is named in midfield by Cork manager Brian Cuthbert for Saturday’s qualifier against Kildare. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork football manager Brian Cuthbert has made some notable changes to his team for Saturday’s fourth-round qualifier against Kildare in Thurles – in p(...)

Gâteau Opéra

Preheat an oven to 230 degees/gas 8. For the sponge: Mix the ground almonds, icing sugar, egg and egg yolks in a small bowl with a whisk until (...)

Waterford’s Michael Walsh and Cormac Murphy of Cork in action during the Allianz Hurling League Division One Final at Semple Stadium. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford, as the county freely accept, hasn’t so gilded a history that they will take lightly any silverware let alone national titles but even by th(...)

Fans look on at the Airtricity League First Division game between Cabinteely and Wexford Youths at Stradbrook. Photograph: Inpho

The pageantry of a new beginning. A be-spoke temporary stand, a smoke machine, flames that shot into the night sky from dispensers on the sideline and(...)

Shane O’Neill: will be back at headquarters for the Division One clash against Ger Cunningham’s league leaders Dublin. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

All-Ireland champions Kerry and Munster rivals Cork have both named one change in their teams for Sunday’s Division One meeting in Páirc Uí Rinn. Eam(...)

Coconut cake

Preheat an oven to 170 degrees/gas 3. Lightly grease an 8in tin with high sides and line it with parchment paper. Put all the dry cake ingredients int(...)

 Colorado Rapids defender Shane O’Neill is being lined up by Jurgen Klinsmann for the US Olympic team. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

For years Irish soccer fans have rued the game’s drain of talent to the perpetual lure of the GAA, yet now they face losing a descendant of Gaelic (...)

One out of every six beds in Beaumont Hospital  is occupied by patients, mostly elderly, who are fit to be discharged but cannot be because of a lack of nursing home facilities or because care cannot be provided at home. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The crisis in Beaumont Hospital’s emergency department, where dozens of patients are treated nightly on trolleys and chairs, is symptomatic of the hea(...)

Alex Pearce and Stephen Quinn during Ireland’s training session in Malahide. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho 4:49

Amid all the talk of distractions, tonight’s game against the USA somehow seems like one itself. It will doubtless be a welcome one, though, to Martin(...)

Cratloe and Clare star Podge Collins at Croke Park for the launch of the AIB Club Championships. “No, it wasn’t an easy decision at all” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If someone put a gun to his head and gave him five seconds to decide between hurling and football, then Podge Collins would probably take the bullet. (...)