Tipperary’s Padraic Maher in action against Dublin’s John McCaffrey during the National League clash at Thurles. “Kilkenny are the only team to knock us out of championship hurling since I started playing with Tipp.” Photograph: Inpho

“He slipped. People say it is a mistake. But the man slipped. It is very harsh,” Pádraic Maher says of Steven Gerrard’s spectacularly unfortunate fall(...)

Tipperary defender Paddy Stapleton: “I think I might be ready for training next week, hopefully.” Photograph: Inpho

It ended up like two sloppy boxers trying to land the last punch before they both fell to the canvas, although no one watching from Tipperary is la(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody watches his side beat Galway in the National Hurling League Division One semi-final at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Even if they’re surrendering home advantage this time round there is nothing unfamiliar about Kilkenny’s presence in another A(...)

Galway captain Joe Canning will start on the bench in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League Division One semi-final against Kilkenny in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway captain Joe Canning will again start on the bench for Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against defending champions Kilkenny in(...)

Michael Fennelly made his seasonal  return for Kilkenny in last month’s NHL quarter-final victory over Wexford and is hoping he has done enough to start in Sunday’s semi-final against Galway in Limerick. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

Kilkenny midfielder Michael Fennelly is hoping to start against Galway in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Galway at the Gaelic G(...)

 Opel GAA ambassador Joe Canning  with Christian Finlay (aged 10) from Laytown, Co. Meath, at the launch of the Opel Kit for Clubs 2014 at Croke Park.

Secretary Tim Floyd has confirmed the Tipperary County Board was fined €500 when players were absent for mandatory drugs tests last year. He ad(...)

Kerry produced a resolute performance to beat Carlow in yesterday’s Division 2A hurling final at Semple Stadium but must next beat Offaly in a (...)

Paddy Kelly will play in defence as Cork experiment against Kerry. Photograph: Inpho

TodayAllianz Hurling League Division 2B Final Down v Wicklow, (...)

Munster’s Keith Earls and Gordon D’Arcy of Leinster at the final whistle last Saturday. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

The encounter between the Leinster and Munster rugby teams last Saturday was the fourth most-watched programme in the history of TG4 and its hi(...)

Joe Canning made his first start of the year for the Galway hurlers in Sunday’s Allianz National Hurling League Division 1 quarter-final at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

This may or may not be a good time to be standing tall in the long grass. Three of the four teams through to the (...)