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Preparations are made at the Phoenix Park in Dublin ahead of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

More than 600,000 people are expected to turn out in Dublin and Knock this weekend to see Pope Francis during his visit to Ireland, the first by a pon(...)

 The childhood home of the late Dolores O’Riordan, has been paid a visit by the Liam MacCarthy cup after her songs were blasted out in Croke Park last weekend. File photograph: Eric Luke

The Liam MacCarthy Cup has paid a visit to the family of the late rock star and frontwoman of Limerick band the Cranberries Dolores O’Riordan. O’Rio(...)

TJ Reid is undoubtedly one of the best hurlers in the country. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It shouldn’t have come as too much of a surprise to see just how quickly conversation turned in the pubs around Croke Park on Sunday evening from the (...)

Tyrone and Dublin have two All-Ireland games to play over the next fortnight. The main one will, of course, take place in Croke Park on Sunday week in(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch and Pat Ryan celebrate. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

This crazy, beautiful game of ghosts. Late on Sunday afternoon in Croke Park and out on the field, Limerick were living their first minutes as All-Ire(...)

Limerick fans at the Gaelic Grounds:  The grounds will host celebrations on Monday when fans welcome their heroes home. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Croke Park was the field of dreams for Limerick hurlers on Sunday, but for the ten thousand fans gathered to watch the match on home soil, the atmosph(...)

David Burke: Galway’s captain will be aiming to bring all his considerable experience to bear against Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

You don’t have to force the history out of this. For a start no other All-Ireland has featured two teams from outside the top division of the national(...)

John Kiely: “When you have confidence, and you have the work done, you know there is a chance to at least give yourself the opportunity to win matches.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick manager John Kiely said he detected something way back in February when they defeated Offaly in Tullamore that suggested this might be a spec(...)

Micheál Donoghue: “They are going to be formidable for us. We have the height of respect for them. I know it’s going to be a huge challenge.”  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Coping with the pressures of All-Ireland final day will go a long way to deciding the destination of Liam MacCarthy this weekend and Galway manager Mi(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh and Dublin manager Jim Gavin  shake hands after the  All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park on Saturday.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ominous Jim Gavin warning: a cohort lies waiting in the shadows. Dublin in these dwindling twenty-teens hunt down Kerry greatness of the ’70s and ’80(...)

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