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Wexford’s Liam Ryan with Liam Blanchfield of Kilkenny as referee Alan Kelly falls to the ground. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Another Sunday of lamentable weather presented hurling to be endured more than enjoyed. When the blizzards cleared, it was Cork and Kilkenny who found(...)

Data-protection commissioner Helen Dixon at the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland’s inaugural US Ireland business conference.

Voxpro, the fast-growing Irish business process-outsourcing company, is looking to tap public markets in an initial public offering (IPO) in the “not-(...)

Liam Sheedy: former manager has returned to  guide the fortunes of the Tipperary hurlers. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

And so it begins again, the long, slow summer that always starts in the grey and cold of winter. After an off-season of seemingly interminable yak, i(...)

John Evans: “You would have thought that if it was being brought forward it would be to a few days after Christmas. Bringing it all the way to the 8th December seems a bit of an overreaction.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

For everyone accustomed to a fairly quiet December on the inter-county front, this weekend comes as a bit of a shock. On Saturday and Sunday, the 20(...)

Without doubt hurling satisfies the requirement for a cultural practice to be, “traditional, contemporary and living at the same time”, but whether it is “fragile in the face of increasing globalisation” is open to question.

The decision by Unesco to grant “Intangible Cultural Heritage” status to camogie and hurling – or as the ICH website terms it in an unexpected grasp o(...)

Dublin’s Ciarán Kilkenny plays a handpass during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Galway. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It is going to be neither original or helpful to breezily declare that the great Gaelic football rules experiment won’t end well, although this is unl(...)

“The focus is on mentoring the new referee, making sure we get him or her through the first six or eight or 10 months,” said Pat Doherty, the GAA’s national match officials manager.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Help wanted: Men and especially women dressed in black to take control of 30 footballers or hurlers; few perks but guaranteed presence on social media(...)

The Big Tree in Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

One of north Dublin’s best-known GAA match-day watering holes, the Big Tree, will open for the final time on Sunday ahead of the conversion of its sit(...)

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 (...)

Joe Canning after the victory over Clare in Thurles. “We had a lot of doubters outside our group, even in our home county. It’s just great that we could quieten a few today.”  Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

There was much indignation and surprise when, in the minutes after Galway’s draining hurling semi-final replay win over Clare, Joe Canning made a poin(...)

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