Maurice Shanahan scores the equalising point with the last puck of the game. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

For a league final this was a strange game of hurling, and for a while it felt like neither team knew how to win. Waterford were the marginally better(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan celebrates scoring the equalising point with the last puck of the game. Photo: Donall Farme/Inpho

Seventy minutes gone on May Day and everyone in the old place is riveted to their seats. Davy Fitzgerald stands alone on the sideline, arms folded. D(...)

Tony Kelly: “The biggest thing was that we weren’t doing ourselves justice on the field as a group.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tony Kelly was sent into the league semi-final against Kilkenny after 52 minutes. He might have anticipated entering the match just when it was beginn(...)

Waterford’s Shane Bennett, with Patrick Curran, has been playing a more prominent for the county. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday All-Ireland Under-21 FC final Cork v Mayo, Cusack Park Ennis, 6.0 – A high-quality championship reaches its climax in Ennis with the meet(...)

Clare and Waterford take to the field again in the Allianz Hurling League Division One final at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

Tactics – defined in the dictionary as “an action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end – is the subject of my maiden Irish Times jo(...)

Clare’s Davy Fitzgerald on the line with selector Donal Óg Cusack. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Allianz Hurling League semi-final: Kilkenny v Clare, Semple Stadium, Sunday, 4pm (TG4) The ring masters here are as big an attraction as what will (...)

Podge Collins suffered a long-term Achilles injury which kept him out of last year’s championship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

There is no turning away from it now. The Clare hurlers have spent a very enjoyable spring journeying through the fringe theatres of hurling, and chal(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and Darragh Ó Connell of Dublin in action during their Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match  Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday Allianz Hurling League Division One quarter-final Dublin v Limerick, Parnell Park, 7.0 – A re-run of last year’s quarter-final won easily (...)

The Ranbaxy pharmaceutical plant in Cashel, Co Tipperary is set to close with the loss of more than 100 jobs. Sun Pharma, which is the fifth largest drugs producer in the world, took over Ranbaxy’s international operations last year.

The Ranbaxy pharmaceutical plant in Cashel, Co Tipperary is set to close with the loss of more than 100 jobs. The facility is owned by Sun Pharma, wh(...)

John McGrath: has caught the eye in Tipperary’s attack during the league. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY Under-21 FC  Connacht semi-finals Sligo v Roscommon, Markievicz Park, 5.0 Roscommon’s rise to prominence continues at the grade wh(...)