League finalists Clare and Waterford are both coming teams. Their underage success in recent years denotes as much. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

You’re never entirely sure what you’re watching. The odd time you might experience an epiphany and say that, yes, this is the start of something signi(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald trades some strong words with Derek McGrath of Waterford during the Allianz Hurling League final at Semple Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Fives; K Moran, S Bennett (0-9, six frees), M Walsh; P Curran (0-4, two frees), J Dillon, C Dunford (0(...)

The Ireland team celebrate in Croke Park after last year’s triumph. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The announcement that there will be no international rules series this year has placed something of a question mark over the long-term viability of th(...)

Cork’s Stephen Cronin lifts the provincial title following their win over Kerry in Tralee. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Eirgrid All-Ireland under-21 football final in Ennis today could yield a third title in 10 years for Cork or a first in 10 years for Mayo but the (...)

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

(...).” One of the reasons for their impact has been the excellent form at centrefield of Seán White and he(...)

Kilkenny hurler TJ Reid at the launch of Cúl Heroes. Photo: Sportsfile

Current Hurler of the Year TJ Reid believes that Kilkenny may have to look at deploying a sweeper in the future. The All-Ireland champions drop player(...)

Dublin’s James McCarthy in action against Kieran Donaghy of Kerry. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

For many people the standout performer for Dublin during the recent four-in-a-row AFL success has been James McCarthy. At 26, the youngest of the Dubl(...)

Cian O’Sullivan ensured that Dublin did not miss Rory O’Carroll in the Allianz Football League final against Kerry. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s always worthwhile not to get carried away in the heat of the moment and in the past caution was always advisable in the wake of football league f(...)

Justin McCarthy has managed both Clare and Waterford who clash this Sunday in the Allianz Hurling League final. Photo: Inpho

(...) between 1976 and ’78 went on to become very good coaches and put a lot back into the game: Seán Stack and(...)

Trevor Giles says Dublin’s dominance is undermining football’s appeal. Photograph: Inpho

Seán Cavanagh is also an ambassador for Eirgrid and was present in Croke Park after his team’s victory(...)