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Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

Offaly line up for the Allianz  League clash against Laois in O’Moore Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Should it have come to this? The All-Ireland hurling championship has rarely been more open or egalitarian so there is a bitter irony that Offaly, th(...)

Joey Holden: “I’ve no doubt that we’ll be a match for any team we meet later in the championship.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s a sign of hurling’s changing times that a return to Croke Park for Joey Holden brings queries about Kilkenny’s difficulties there. The defender’(...)

Conor Cooney: “He has played inside in the full-forward line, a prolific Kerry full-forward line that was always very capable of getting scores. I’m sure he can provide insights there.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway hurler Conor Cooney says he is looking forward to picking the brains of former Kerry footballer Kieran Donaghy after he was brought into Micheá(...)

Podge Collins: featured prominently during the summer as Clare enjoyed their best season since 2013.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Hurling goes global over the next couple of weeks with Galway and Kilkenny meeting for the Wild Geese trophy in Sydney this weekend. The other four o(...)

Dublin’s Philip McMahon celebrates in front of Hill 16 after Dublin’s victory over Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Much of the steam produced by the annual championship draws has evaporated at this stage because of two influences: the new format in hurling, which m(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch and Pat Ryan celebrate after the game. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Maybe the fatwa on hype and hysteria worked. I was told last week that there seemed to be fewer Limerick flags in the city’s O’Connell Street – almost(...)

Limerick’s Shane Dowling celebrates scoring his side’s third goal in the  All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Just like that, Limerick, the forgotten county of hurling, the county seemingly locked in a time warp of regrets, has been revitalised after a summer (...)

Jonathan Glynn after Galway’s All-Ireland final defeat to Limerick. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Micheál Donoghue steps forward to speak about what Galway people understandably believed was past. The inexplicable hurt, the misery that comes from p(...)

Joe Canning scored 1-10 for Galway as they were beaten by Limerick. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

James Skehill Haunted by Graeme Mulcahy’s goal, on the quarter hour, grounding that fraction too soon, his brave recovery later to stop Seamus Flanag(...)

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