Eileen Quinn, Thomas Ashe’s niece, with her son Gregory Quinn at the State commemoration in Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the centenary of his death. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The graves of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and Thomas Ashe lie back-to-back in the republican plot at Glasnevin Cemetery. Their deaths, the former in Au(...)

Wexford’s Davy Fitzgerald speaks to his team before the game on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In Irish life, certain phenomena clang off each other with such familiarity as to be memory aids. When the radio shows start doing their annual featur(...)

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan celebrates the win over Cork with selectors John Madden and Conor Stakelum. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tipperary manager Mick Ryan’s primary response to Saturday’s quarter-final win was one of relief, a sentiment compounded by the following day’s news t(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan is hooked by Clare’s Patrick O’Connor during the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tipperary manager Michael Ryan said that relief was his main response to seeing his team overcome a dogged Clare performance to reach a fourth success(...)

 Clare’s David McInerney will not feature against Tipperary. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

David McInerney and Aron Shanagher have been ruled out of the Clare team to face Tipperary in the All-Ireland quarter-finals this weekend after failin(...)

Clare have apologised to Cork for a member of their backroom team throwing away Anthony Nash’s sliotars. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Clare have issued a formal apology to the Cork county board after video footage emerged of a member of their backroom team throwing a bag containing g(...)

Clare managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Clare management have expressed their disappointment after footage emerged on social media of an individual in Clare tracksuits taking a bag of sl(...)

Relatives of Lance Corporal Francis Ledwidge, Frank Ledwidge  and Joseph Ledwidge in his birthplace during the State Commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the poet’s death.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The people of Slane never forgot Francis Ledwidge even while the rest of the country was indulging in what FX Martin called “national amnesia” over th(...)

Clare’s Patrick O’Connor leads the team during the pre-match parade against Limerick in Thurles. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There was far more pressure on Clare than on Limerick in Sunday’s Munster semi-final. After three seasons of misfiring since the All-Ireland victory(...)

 Kildare’s Kevin Feely takes on John O’Loughlin of Laois in Tullamore. Photograph: Inpho

Reasons to be cheerful There may have been downsides to the weekend – a second successive year with fewer than 20,000 at a Munster hurling semi-final(...)