Cork’s Aidan Walsh, Lorcan McLoughlin and Daniel Kearney tackle Seamus Callanan of Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

That didn’t take too long. As Kilkenny and Tipperary take up positions for a fourth All-Ireland final in six years, it’s looking like last year’s hurl(...)

Cork’s Aidan Walsh, Lorcan McLoughlin and Daniel Kearney tackle Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan during Sunday’s semi-final at Croke Park.  Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tommy Dunne has questioned the five-week gap between counties’ winning their provincial championship and playing in the All-Ireland series. Dun(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher comes under pressure from Dublin’s  Ryan O’Dwyer. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It is into the stadium of ghosts as the All-Ireland hurling season moves on to Thurles town, giddy with its own unpredictability and brilliance. At le(...)

Professional Footballers’ Association of Ireland general secretary Stephen McGuinness says the number of early signings in the close season reflects the greater stability. Photograph: Inpho

Average earnings remain low in the Airtricity League but significant progress is being made on the financial front, according to Professional Football(...)

Dublin’s Ryan O’Dwyer leads the celebrations after his side’s Leinster SHC final win over Galway. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In what must have been a bittersweet weekend for him with his native county, Tipperary, eliminated from the championship a day before he played a lead(...)

Dublin manager Anthony Daly celebrates after Leinster final win over Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Johnny McCaffrey’s speech ticked up towards its crescendo but Anthony Daly’s was the only face anyone wanted to see. The Dublin manager doesn’t really(...)

St Patrick’s Athletics’ Killian Brennan, who was presented with the Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month Award for May on Thursday. Photograph:  Sportsfile

Their six-point lead over and significantly better goal difference than second placed Derry sort of speaks for itself but the scale of St Patrick Athl(...)

Shamrock Rovers's Ciaran Kilduff celebrates scoring their second against Bray Wanderers last weekend.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It may have lost just a little something with the departure of all this year's Irish League sides but the Setanta Sports Cup still boasts quit(...)