Cork’s Damien Cahalane during their disappointing display against Kerry in the Munster final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Inpho

The Cork hurling management have moved to allay fears about the fitness of Damien Cahalane ahead of Sunday’s Munster final against champions Limerick(...)

Aidan Walsh of Cork, seen here battling with Clare’s Pat Donnellan and John Conlon,  epitomised Cork’s superior resolve and desire in the  Munster SHC semi-final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

With about 10 minutes left Aidan Walsh intervened to knock out a ball heading for Podge Collins for a 65. The incident typified the most obvious aspec(...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell scores his third goal despite the attention of Cork’s Brian Murphy. Photo:Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As soon as you see Shane O’Donnell taking off his helmet, you only hope Louis Walsh isn’t passing a television. Just gone 19, his boyband credentials (...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath scores his side’s fourth goal at a critical juncture  in Saturday’s outstanding All-Ireland hurling final replay at Croke Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Not since 1995 and Clare’s great rising have we had a summer or a championship like this one. And to top off this great hurling season Cork and Clare (...)

Clare manager manager Davy Fitzgerald celebrates his side’s second goal against Cork during the All-Ireland Hurling Final replay at Croke Park. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Clare 5-16 Cork 3-16: An incredible hurling season got the final curtain it deserved, Clare coming through a throttling good replay with a 5-16 to 3-1(...)

County Clare native Fr Kevin McNamara is a priest in Knocknagree, Co. Cork and is not shy about telling his local parishioners that he will be cheering for the banner county againt Cork in Saturday’s All Ireland hurling final replay. He is surrounded by Cork fans Mary O’Halloran, Joan Collins, Andy O’Halloran, Brendan Hickey, Mary O’Connor, Katelyn Fleming, Jimmy O’Sullivan and Christina Fleming. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

in Kilbrin, Co CorkThe beech trees that stand sentinel in the heart of Kilbrin village are turning an autumnal russet as September prepares to slip in(...)

‘Isle of Capri’ by Robert Taylor Carson (€3,000-€4,000)

Auction resultsSunday, September 15th Adam’s, 26 St Stephen’s Green. Sunday Interiors sale. A Georgian mahogany-topped wine table, €3,200 (€150-€250);(...)

Packing Fish by George Arthur Boyle, 19th century, €3,000-€5,000

Adam’s, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin is holding a Sunday Interiors Auction tomorrow at 11am when over 600 “interesting, unusual and stylish furniture, h(...)

Cork’s Stephen White and Conor Lehane celebrate the final whistle of the All-Ireland SHC quarter-final againsty Kilkenny.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

They strolled out of the tunnel in ones and twos to watch Clare beat Galway. Compact men, so notably conditioned, their faces unfamiliar to the genera(...)

Cork’s William Egan tackles Colin Fennelly of Kilkenny at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

CORK 0-19 KILKENNY 0-14: In the most fantastic, unpredictable hurling championship perhaps ever, Kilkenny are no more. With shades of 1999, yet even m(...)