Dublin Manager Dessie Farrell has a  formidable looking side as they prepare to take on Tipperary in Tullamore. Photograph: Inpho

After making a grand total of five Munster under-21 finals in the first 44 years of the competition, Tipperary have been in seven of the last nine. Th(...)

Rob O’Shea has been the league’s main discovery for Cork during the  Allianz Hurling League. Photograph: Inpho

Electric and all as Cork’s Saturday night demolition of Dublin was six weeks ago, it was hard to shift the feeling that a team who can score 0-21 by h(...)

“I’m lucky in that I’m part of a great team in St Vincent’s and a great team with Dublin over the last three or four years.” – Diarmuid Connolly. photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So under the body armour and behind the often ruthless football streak is a humble and tender Diarmuid Connolly. He may still be somewhat mercurial o(...)

Dublin hurler Mark Schutte in his Cuala club colours.

Mark Schutte is pretty sure he inherited his hurling talent from his Kilkenny genes and not from the German side of the family.Either way, the Dublin (...)

Monaghan’s Owen Duffy tackles Jack McCaffrey of Dublin. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 0-17 Monaghan 0-16In cinematic terms the widely expected Groundhog Day nearly turned out to be Reversal of Fortune but in the end settled for B(...)

Davy Hyland: “We have the utmost respect for Dublin but we’re playing good football so we don’t need to fear them.”  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Leinster Ul-21 Football Final Dublin v Kildare, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, 7.30 All things being equal, Kildare probably shouldn’t be contesting this e(...)

Cormac Costello of Dublin with Oisin Duffy of Derry. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 0-8 Derry 0-4 Another game strangled to death by blanket defences and desperate shooting. But in the end, Dublin came through it and Der(...)

Ryan O’Dwyer of Dublin with James Ryan of Limerick. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 1-25 Limerick 0-16Mark Schutte led the line superbly again for Dublin with 1-5 as the 2011 champions secured an Allianz hurling league semi-fin(...)

Norwegian student Hanna Guriby re-imagined the Hammam building as an urban spa

O’Connell Street is a street you pass through to get somewhere else, rather than a destination in itself, says John McDonald, interior designer and he(...)

Eoghan O’Gara will miss the season for Dublin with a cruciate ligament injury. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Dublin county board have confirmed that senior footballer Eoghan O’Gara sustained a knee injury on Sunday while playing with his club Templeogue S(...)