Derek McGrath: The current Waterford boss was a vital cog in the machine that  delivered unprecedented underage success in the past 10 years. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There are in contemporary hurling two types of league finals: ones with Kilkenny in them and ones without. The former are gloriously uncomplicated bec(...)

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE Higher Certificate in Business and Accounting (Level 6) IT Tallaght Two years full-time (with part-time options) T(...)

Members of the TUI remain opposed to many aspects of the reform proposals advnaced by Dr Padraic Travers, particularly an oral communication project for second year students. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Secondary school teachers will undertake a national lunchtime protest over Junior Cycle concerns later this month and unions will picket centres where(...)

2011 final : John O’Keeffe and Shane McGrath get up close and personal  – Hard work had certainly brought out a formidable talent but Henry Shefflin had what all great players possess – the confidence and nerve to execute his skills under excruciating pressure

Although it appears obvious now that it’s about to happen, there was uncertainty about Henry Shefflin’s intentions since the end of last week’s All-Ir(...)

WIT’s Ger Teehan tackles John McGrath of UL. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

UL 2-18 Waterford IT 1-14Clare star Tony Kelly was instrumental as UL took this title for a fifth time in seeing off Waterford IT at Páirc Uí Rinn ton(...)

UL’s Tony Kelly comes face to face with WIT’s Gavin O’Brien in the drawn final. Photo: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

After crashing to eventual champions Waterford IT in last year’s semi-final, University of Limerick and Clare’s Tony Kelly will hope to add a Fitzgibb(...)

The creation of technological universities will have to be done in an “innovative, shoestring sort of way” unless additional state funding becomes ava(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy: ‘Nobody seems to know what is going on in these institutions.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An expert panel assessing the bid for a technological university in Munster has criticised plans by the merging institutions to retain parallel manag(...)

Kerry footballer Paul Geaney is the current UCC football captain.

Going into the final weekend before the start of the national league, UCC are still in the running to record a unique double. The college’s hurlers ar(...)

The funeral of Niamh Doyle  which took place at the Holy Family Church, Askea, Carlow. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

There were four funerals but just one overarching theme – the sense of young lives cut short in a brutal instant. The funerals for the last two of th(...)