A 57-year-old male climber was found dead in the Twelve Bens mountain range at Connemara in Galway on Saturday afternoon.  Photograph: Tony Doherty

A mountain climber and a swimmer died in separate incidents over the weekend. A 57-year-old male climber was found dead in the Twelve Bens mountain ra(...)

Limerick’s Tom Condon shows Paul Morris and Lee Chin of Wexford a clean pair of heels in yesterday’s quarter-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Limerick 4-26 Wexford 1-11 There are limits to super-heroics. Not for the first time, the unexpected happened when these county colours mingled and W(...)

It’s thumbs up for Limerick and their manager TJ Ryan at  Semple Stadium, Thurles, yesterday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With few brass notes to their name all summer, it fell to Limerick to take their place among hurling’s big three after they crushed Wexford in the sun(...)

When it comes to the virtue of silence, Tony McCoy likes to quotes his boss JP McManus – “Imagine all the fish in the world that’d be alive if they’d (...)

Wexford’s Keith Rossiter fends off Clare’s Darach Honan. Nicky English believes the absence of Rossiter or Liam Óg McGovern would represent a serious blow for Wexford’s ambitions against Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

The main debilitating aspect of Wexford’s run of six championship matches in eight weeks is not principally tired minds and limbs but rather the likel(...)

Tipperary’s Brendan Maher comes under pressure from Dublin’s  Ryan O’Dwyer. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It is into the stadium of ghosts as the All-Ireland hurling season moves on to Thurles town, giddy with its own unpredictability and brilliance. At le(...)

Limerick’s manager TJ Ryan celebrates with selector Paul Beary at the final whistle of their Munster semi-final triumph over Tipperary at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

TJ Ryan is retired from intercounty hurling since 2006 but there are times on the sideline when he experiences pangs of envy and wishes he was out the(...)

The Limerick management will be hoping the likes of Kevin Downes  will help to   take  the scoring burden off  Shane Dowling, right, in tomorrow’s All-Ireland SHC quarter-final against Wexford in Semple Stadium. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The rain was lashing down in a hotel outside Thurles and it was weeks before a ball had even been struck when Eamon O’Shea, the Tipperary manager, sai(...)

A former Anglo Irish Bank clerk has been given a suspend sentence for defrauding his employer of €200,000 while the bank was being nationalised.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A former Anglo Irish Bank clerk has been given a suspend sentence for defrauding his employer of €200,000 while the bank was being nationalised.Gordon(...)

Cork’s Lorcan McLoughlin with Limerick’s Donal O’Grady and Declan Hannon  during the Munster final. Hannon can be a key figure for Limerick if he is used in a central position. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After Sunday there will be only four teams left, (barring another draw) in this year’s premier hurling competition. On the subject of draws is it not (...)