The SS Dundalk sank with the loss of 19 lives after it was hit by a torpedo in October 1918.

Schools in Dundalk, Co Louth, and Rochfortbridge, Co Westmeath, have landed the top prizes in this year’s all-island “Decade of Centenaries” history c(...)

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and Diarmuid O’Sullivan celebrate winning the 2005 All-Ireland. Cork haven’t won the senior hurling title since. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and Diarmuid O’Sullivan celebrate winning the 2005 All-Ireland. Cork haven’t won the senior hurling title since. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

The mushroom theory of hurling development in Cork became a cliche so long ago that its ironic referencing has by this stage become equally cliched. T(...)

 Galway’s Tracey Leonard was named player of the match after scoring eight points

Lorna Joyce’s late point salvaged a replay for Galway in the Tesco Ladies National Football League Division 1 final at Parnell Park on Saturday. Galwa(...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson, Martin O’Neill and Pauric Mahony celebrate with the trophy. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Follow that. Waterford began winning on a dark February evening when the hurling world wasn’t paying much notice and this morning, they finish the lea(...)

Galway captain Niamh Kilkenny gets away from Cork’s Briege Corkery during the Camogie Division One League Final at Semple Stadium, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Inpho

Galway 2-15 Cork 2-12 Galway made a serious statement of intent at Semple Stadium, as they followed up an easy semi-final victory over champion(...)

Dan Shanahan motivates some of the Waterford players before their league semi-final with Tipperary. “It has been easy going training because we have won a few games and the atmosphere is really good,” he says. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“Our day is gone,” says Dan Shanahan when conversation turns to the hugely popular, dashing Waterford team which he fronted for the bones of a decade.(...)

If Cork can limit their influence, through Aidan Walsh (above), Séamus Harnedy and Mark Ellis in the central area Waterford’s challenge won’t run as smoothly. Photograph: Inpho

Allianz Hurling League final Cork v Waterford, Semple Stadium, 3.30pm – It has been a notable aspect of Waterford’s feisty displays that they rea(...)

Dublin celebrate their Allianz Football League Division One final success over Cork at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin’s achievement in recording a first three-in-a-row football league title sequence has left them very short odds for this year’s All-Ireland but(...)

 Waterford’s Pauric Mahony and Cork’s Lorcán McLoughlin at Croke Park on Monday in advance of the Allianz Hurling League Division One  final. Photograph: Sportsfile

Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League final is already a novelty. Aside from the absence of Kilkenny, who have contested eight of the last 10 finals, the Co(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin are challenging for their third league title in a row but no longer possess the aura of invincibility that developed around the side last year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hindsight is everything but there may have been times over the usual winter ruminations when Jim Gavin and his Dublin players must have wondered if wi(...)