Galway’s manager Michael Donoghue shakes hands with Kilkenny boss  Brian Cody after the league encounter in March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

HURLING (Seán Moran) SATURDAY All-Ireland SHC qualifiers – Round One Wexford v Offaly Innovate Wexford Park, 3.30, Live, RTÉ 2 This looks mo(...)

 Students from the Institute of Education Megan Kelly, Cabinteely, and Colin Reid, Wexford, after the English Leaving Cert exam on Leeson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Students were asked to cover too much detail in too short a time during this year year’s higher level English paper, said Jim Lusby, a teacher at the (...)

Seán Flanagan, Leaving Cert student at Nagle Community College, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

I wrote like a maniac for three hours and 20 minutes. There were times when I had to stop because my hand was going dead. I’m going to have to ice i(...)

Ballyboden St Enda’s celebrate their AIB All-Ireland Club SFC win over Castlebar Mitchels at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s 2-14 Castlebar Mitchels 0-7 Experience cuts both ways. Ballyboden surged to a first AIB All-Ireland club football title at Cro(...)

River life: a caddis fly by the stream. Illustration: Michael Viney

Now that I swallow my pills with icy water from the electric well, the stream has lost a certain presence in our lives. There’s no more climbing the h(...)

Ballyboden St Enda’s Declan O’Mahony is shown a red card during the AIB All-Ireland club semi-final against Clonmel Commercials.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Given both the nature and timing of the penalty, Ballyboden St Enda’s have confirmed they will be appealing the straight red card shown to midfielder(...)

Paul Durcan in action for Ballyboden: “Ballyboden were good to me, they were understanding and they sorted me out with the flights.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In one way or another, Paul Durcan has been travelling home for football most of his adult life. For over a decade as Donegal’s goalkeeper, he got us(...)

Áine Divine painting Ian McKellen

In a world full of smartphones, selfies and Instagram moments, why would anyone take the time and trouble to draw or paint a portrait? The answer is,(...)

The studio of Edward McGuire, which his wife, Sally Maguire, donated to Imma. Photograph: Nick Miller

Nick Miller and the Studio of Edward McGuire Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin ***** In 2009, Sally McGuire donated the studio of her late h(...)

St Enda’s manager Andy McEntee and Stephen O’Connor celebrate after the game. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In the gathering gloom at O’Connor Park in Tullamore Ballyboden manager Andy McEntee was luxuriating in just having seen his team lift the Leinster tr(...)