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Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan is challenged by  Galway’s Seán Kelly during the Allianz Football League Division 1 South game at  St Jarlath’s Park in Tuam. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s nearly a bit comical to hear people raving about the quality of the football since the start of the league. It’s every week now, game after game,(...)

The death has taken place of All-Ireland winning Tipperary hurler Johnny Everard, at the age of 97. He first appeared on the intercounty scene as a m(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely celebrates with the Liam McCarthy Cup last December. Photograph: Inpho

There have been few All-Ireland defences like that of the Limerick hurlers. Having put down a perfect season in 2020 – Munster League, Allianz Hurlin(...)

Seán Cavanagh in action for Ireland against Australia in  October 2008 at the  Subiaco Oval, Perth, Western Australia. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Seán Cavanagh caused a bit of a stir back in the day when comparing International Rules success with winning the All-Ireland. He had captained Irel(...)

“In the 70s and 80s Dublin were criticised for their poor underage structure, but the Dublin County Board took this on board and have implemented a coaching structure that has been a major contributing factor to their success,” said McGovern. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The outgoing president of the Connacht Council believes counties should focus on how Dublin developed their underage coaching structures over the past(...)

Aidan O’Shea can play a vital role in Mayo’s kick-out strategy as they look to gain an advantage against Brian Fenton and James McCarthy . Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

What do Mayo need to do? What can James Horan try? I suppose it’s a question that will be going through the minds of thousands of nervous Mayo support(...)

Waterford’s Dessie Hutchinson celebrates scoring his second goal in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Clare at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Paul Doolin was driving around a couple of Saturdays ago, listening to sport on the radio and reports from the All-Ireland hurling quarter-final in Co(...)

 Cian Lynch and Limerick are looking to complete an unbeaten year in Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Here’s the scene: we’re in the Glendalough Hotel and Cian Lynch is presented in the seat in front of us to help ponder the future of Limerick hurling.(...)

 Donal O’Grady leading out the Limerick team in 2014. He became a selector this year.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The question is delicately poised and Donal O’Grady knows where it’s coming from. Is he in any way envious of Limerick’s hurling success? It’s not ex(...)

Liam Cahill:  “Their skill level was really good and we just needed to match that with fitness and athleticism which thankfully now is starting to come out.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Liam Cahill is understated about what exactly he thought the year might have in store after he took over the Waterford hurlers little less than 12 mon(...)

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