Colin Ryan of Clare: “All you want to do is win. . . I’m sure the Waterford fans would love it if they won an All-Ireland no matter what way they are playing.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It was so furious and crowded around the middle sector at Semple Stadium on Sunday that there wasn’t much time to think, let alone find time to dwell (...)

Waterford selector Dan Shanahan during his side’s draw with Clare in the Allianz League final. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Waterford selector Dan Shanahan has called on the GAA to devise a way for players to benefit from the income generated by inter-county games. Sunday’s(...)

Maurice Shanahan scores the equalising point with the last puck of the game. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

For a league final this was a strange game of hurling, and for a while it felt like neither team knew how to win. Waterford were the marginally better(...)

 Independent TD John Halligan at Leinster House in Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Independent TDs indicated they will not allow differences over localised issues to derail agreement with Fine Gael over their participation in a minor(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan celebrates scoring the equalising point with the last puck of the game. Photo: Donall Farme/Inpho

Seventy minutes gone on May Day and everyone in the old place is riveted to their seats. Davy Fitzgerald stands alone on the sideline, arms folded. D(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: “That is what hurling is all about. You want a man’s game; you want it toe to toe.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Davy Fitzgerald nodded when told that Derek McGrath had said that Clare-Waterford had just become a trilogy. Before this match, the benefits of mee(...)

Waterford players warm down after playing extra-time in drawing against Clare in Allianz Hurling League Division 1 final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Not even Sun Tzu could make much sense of this, a new chapter in the art of war where two teams couldn’t decide which mattered more – the winning or (...)

   James Reilly: approached by some in Fine Gael about the possibility of filling a Seanad seat. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A number of former Fine Gael TDs and ministers are hoping to be appointed to the Seanad in the event of Enda Kenny being elected taoiseach. The new t(...)

 Katherine Zappone TD has already voted to support Enda Kenny as Taoiseach. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael will this weekend attempt to lock down the support of an additional six to 10 Independent TDs in order to secure Enda Kenny’s re-election a(...)

A foster parent of a child who was allegedly raped by his father and forced to have sex with his mother has told a trial she believes the accusations. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A foster parent of a child who was allegedly raped by his father and forced to have sex with his mother has told a trial she believes the accusations.(...)