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Shane, Sean, Mick and Brendan Lowry at Esker Hills Golf Club in 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Shane Lowry’s British Open success means one of Ireland’s greatest sporting families has gone international. The Lowrys from Ferbane are one of the g(...)

Dublin’s Tom Connolly and Kevin Foley of Wexford in their Leinster  Senior Hurling Championship round 2  match at Parnell Park, Dublin, last Sunday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin have failed to win five of their six Leinster round-robin matches since the start of the new format last year - albeit after 50 minutes they’ve(...)

Donal O’Hare’s late free sealed victory for Down away to Carlow. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Down 0-15 Carlow 1-11 Down’s footballers snatched victory with a free from midfield by Donal O’Hare deep in injury time to claim both points at Netwa(...)

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(...)

Ger Egan helped Westmeath to an O’Byrne Cup draw with Offaly. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Westmeath 0-11 Offaly 0-11 A fine point deep into added-time from Westmeath’s Paddy Fagan earned his side a deserved draw against Offaly in an entert(...)

Johnny Coen: “You put your whole life on hold for the All-Ireland and when you win it you might as well celebrate it.”  Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile 27

Galway’s Johnny Coen says he is confident that the squad have left their early season bluntness behind as they prepare to face Limerick in Sunday’s D(...)

Derry’s Johnny McBride  is tackled by Offaly’s Colm Quinn during the National Football League final of 1998. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Twenty years in sport doesn’t really seem like that vast an expanse of time – wrapping your head around a list of the best players or best teams of th(...)

Brendan Murphy, former Offaly hurler and current Tipperary senior hurling team doctor, at the launch of the 2nd National Concussion Symposium, which will be held at Croke Park on October 7th. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

A leading GAA doctor has criticised the Head Injury Assessment (HIA) protocols used in rugby union. “The HIA, to be honest, is probably contradictory(...)

Offaly’s Niall McNamee  in action against Westmeath during this year’s Leinster championship. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Offaly will go into the 2018 season without their talisman of over a decade, after Niall McNamee announced his retirement from intercounty football on(...)

Waterford hurlers are bidding to win a first All-Ireland senior hurling title since 1959. Photo: Inpho

One way or the other, a famine will end on the first Sunday in September. If it’s Waterford who lift Liam MacCarthy, 58 years of wishes will pop up o(...)

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