Barry Kelly says that James Owens and other referees haven’t had anything like the usual number of matches to acclimatise to the new hurling rules for championship. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Former referee Barry Kelly has said that he remains in favour of measures to combat cynical play even though the current sanction, which proved contro(...)

Steward Conor McCaffrey celebrates next to the scoreboard after Antrim beat Clare last week. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

In 10 seasons playing for Tipperary, Darren Gleeson only came across Antrim once. And even then, he was a tangential presence, a first-cousin-once-rem(...)

Fireworks casualty: Seán Redmond (17) was injured on Monday night when a firework exploded as he was holding it. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Last Monday night, at about 9.30pm, Ballyfermot 17-year-old Seán Redmond blew the top off his right index finger and almost his entire right thumb. H(...)

 Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy is among the subs for Saturday’s Tipperary v Kilkenny: The Legends Return — a benefit match for Amanda Stapleton.  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

On the weekend of the All Stars, Saturday will see nearly 30 of them in action in Borrisoleigh where Tipperary and Kilkenny will renew rivalry in a be(...)

“It’s a physical game,” says  Kilkenny manager Brian Cody with trademark flat realism. “Above all else it is a game of skill.”

Croke Park at sunset. “Hurling’s a game for the gods, and gods played,” croons Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, 87 years young, as Waterford’s sideline cut t(...)

Shane McGrath and his disappointed Tipperary team-mates after the 2-17 to 0-20 league final defeat to Kilkenny at Nowlan Park  in 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There was just a minute gone in the second half of extra-time in the 2009 league final. A minute gone and nine to go and all money down. Noel McGrath(...)

Jack O’Driscoll is a first-year Environmental Engineering student at Cork Institute of Technology.

The family of a teenager left paralysed following a freak accident during Storm Emma have spoken of their gratitude to the public after a fundraising (...)

Former Tipperary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins outlined the levels of preparation a top-level player must put himself through . Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan /Inpho

Among the insights to be acquired at the GAA’s games development conference at the weekend was simply the dedication needed to flourish at the top of (...)

Tipperary’s goalkeeper Darren Gleeson has retired. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling. The two-time All-Ireland winner cited work and family com(...)

Brendan Maher and his Tipperary team-mates will put their All-Ireland title on the line against Galway at Croke Park. Photgraph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was a tribute to the triumph of hope over experience in Tipperary. Having failed since 1965 to string together even two All-Irelands, some in the c(...)

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