Offaly manager Michael Bond celebrates the 1998 All-Ireland hurling final victory over Kilkenny. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The dust had not even settled on Waterford and Clare’s pulsating Allianz Hurling League final in Thurles when another significant result came through (...)

Waterford’s Shane Bennett, with Patrick Curran, has been playing a more prominent for the county. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday All-Ireland Under-21 FC final Cork v Mayo, Cusack Park Ennis, 6.0 – A high-quality championship reaches its climax in Ennis with the meet(...)

John McGrath: has caught the eye in Tipperary’s attack during the league. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY Under-21 FC  Connacht semi-finals Sligo v Roscommon, Markievicz Park, 5.0 Roscommon’s rise to prominence continues at the grade wh(...)

Tipperary’s James Barry is brought out to centre back with Tomás Hamill getting a run at full back against Dublin at Thurles. Photograph: Alan Betson
Weekend GAA previews

SATURDAY (Matches at 7.0 unless stated) AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-finals Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary), O’(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his changes in the panel and backroom personnel  has raised optimism in the county. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY McKenna Cup final Derry v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 7.30 – Tyrone have been the driving force in this competition since it was resumed in(...)

Michael Ryan’s first game in charge of Tipperary saw his new charges beat Offaly. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 2-17 Offaly 1-15 Michael Ryan’s tenure as Tipperary senior hurling team manager got off to a winning start in Templemore on Sunday afternoo(...)

Michael Ryan: The Tipperary manager has added Brian Horgan to his coaching team.

Former Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea could be set for a sensational return to top-level intercounty coaching with Galway. It is understood that O’Sh(...)

Kerry celebrate their victory over Derry in the Christy Ring Cup final at Croke Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kerry 1-20 Derry 0-12 It may not have been Kerry at their classic best yet a Christy Ring Cup title success still rarely tasted so sweet. &(...)

 Colm Harty and Mikey Boyle celebrate Kerry’s promotion to Division 1B. Photograph: Inpho

Kerry 2-16 Antrim 1-18Kerry manager Eamonn Kelly admitted that promotion to Division 1B of the Allianz hurling league was particularly sweet after ach(...)

Volunteers excavate the box-like archeological structure on Coney Island. The site may date back 4,000 years

Archaeologists have discovered signs of human habitation, possibly dating back 4,000 years, on Sligo’s Coney Island.A box-like structure built from l(...)