Niall Donoghue’s coffin is carried by fellow hurlers through Kilbeacanty, Co Galway, yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Long before Niall Donohue’s hurl hit the soil of Semple Stadium and Croke Park, he had played his first “All-Ireland final” on the lawn of his Ball(...)

The remains of Niall Donoghue are carried by friends and team mates through Kilbeacanty today. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Moving tributes were paid to Galway hurler Niall Donohue by family, friends and leading GAA figures at his funeral in south Galway earlier today.Over (...)

Niall Donohue won an All-Ireland under-21 title with Galway in 2011

Kilbeacanty and neighbouring Ballyturin, home to the Donohue family, quiet rural communities east of Gort were in shock yesterday after news of the(...)