Brian Murphy: will add his considerable experience to Cork’s defence. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork hurling has received the perfect boost at the perfect time with the news that defender Brian Murphy has rejoined the panel ahead of their Munster(...)

Galway’s David Collins in action against Dublin’s Mark Schutte during the league clash at Parnell Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In his 12 seasons as a Galway hurler David Collins has never felt leaner, meaner, and more confident – or indeed looked it. The only worry now is mak(...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe in action against Iarlaith Tannian of Galway in a National League match in March. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If there is any exception to that cliché of players being delighted just to get any numbered jersey on their back then it could be Liam Rushe. It’s (...)

Mark English was pipped into second place in the Golden Spike in Ostrava. Photograph: Inpho

Mark English was narrowly denied a victory at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava in what was billed as a world record attempt over 600 metres - altho(...)

James O’Donoghue: “I felt great for two or three months after winning the All-Ireland, but now I am kind of back to square one again.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“I’m starting from down here again,” says James O’Donoghue, pointing to the ground beneath his feet. Which of course means the only way to go is up.Th(...)

No Grand Tour has ever been won without some tale of hardship –  Dutch rider Rick Flens of Team LottoNL-Jumbo after crashing during the 13th stage of the 98th Giro d’Italia yesterday. Photograph:  Claudio Peri/EPA

There are six steel screws and a five-inch titanium bar where my left collarbone used to be. There’s a tiny piece of bone floating beneath my left kne(...)

Kilkenny hurling legend Henry Shefflin never experienced sledging on a hurling field in the course of a glittering career. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

In a game played with sticks it’s less likely that names will ever hurt you, although in his 16 years of intercounty hurling, Henry Shefflin was never(...)

The proposed Centre of Excellence at Tralee IT.

Kerry may boast an embarrassment of All-Ireland football riches but they’re exploring other means by which to fundraise for their new GAA Centre of E(...)

Clare’s Shane O’Donnell: “We’re very close. We’ve always been very close.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

If the disciplinary row, loss of dual players, and eventual league relegation has somehow upset Clare’s hurling championship preparations then Shane (...)

Niall McMorrow: midfielder is  going  to see a specialist over his  hand tendon injury he picked up at training, but he has been ruled out for at least the next few weeks. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

With an obvious sense of ill-timing Dublin hurling manager Ger Cunningham has confirmed the loss of two players ahead of their Leinster championshi(...)