Cork’s Rhona Ní Bhuachalla (left) and Val  Mulcahy (13) and team-mates celebrate   after their remarkable win over Dublin in the 2014 TG4 All Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Cork 2-13 Dublin 2-12, Croke Park, September 28thIf you didn’t know better, you’d say the Cork women were possibly doing this out of boredom. That win(...)

Cork football captain Briege Corkery. Photograph: Donall Farmer/©INPHO

The way both finals progressed, the odds on Cork winning an All-Ireland single (never mind a double) looked slim enough back in September. The camogi(...)

Jimmy Barry-Murphy, who has agreed a two-year extension to his term as Cork hurling manager,  and Ger Cunningham, who moves on from being a Cork selector to take charge of the Dublin hurlers. Photograph: Inpho.

Former Cork goalkeeper and selector Ger Cunningham has been appointed Dublin senior hurling manager for a three-year term. His selectors will be appo(...)

Members of the Cork Senior Camogie team celebrate victory over Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final in Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The last time Kilkenny won a senior Camogie All-Ireland title, Riverdance was number one. An aeon ago, like. Especially if you grew up in a time when (...)

This year’s Munster final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh: Cork and Kerry will be in an open draw for the semi-finals next year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The Munster Council last night voted to reinstate the open draw in the province’s football championship. A year ago Munster had reverted to a seeded d(...)

The Wexford hurlers’ championship odyssey was one of John Allen’s highlights this year and he is delighted to welcome Liam Dunne and his team back into the “almost contenders” section for next year’s championship. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Imagine only one game left in this year’s Liam MacCarthy Cup. We’ve had some good entertainment again this season from these modern day Cúchulainns. H(...)

Galway’s Cathal Mannion and Wexford’s Conor McDonald with former Cork goalkeeper Ger Cunningham at the launch of the Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland U-21 hurling semi-finals at Clanna Gael Fontennoy GAA club in Ringsend, Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ger Cunningham feels it’s a bit early within 48 hours of Cork’s great hurling disaster to sift through the wreckage. The former county goalkeeper was (...)

 Tipperary’s Lar Corbett (left) reaches for the ball as  Lorcán McLoughlin of Cork tries to challenge. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This was an outstanding win for Tipperary. They dominated a hugely disappointing Cork and no one could have envisaged them having this match won as ea(...)

Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy looks dejected during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final defeat to Tipperary at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jimmy Barry-Murphy hasn’t seen too many days like this. Days when Cork came to Croke Park and lost every battle and sent their supporters streaming(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan scores his second goal against Cork during the All-Ireland senior hurling  semi-final at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So much for the revolution. So much for brave new dawns and hurling’s new wave and a sport turned on its head. So much for the old ways being gone and(...)