Brian Whelahan

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TJ Reid  goes into this  final having scored 7-114 in Leinster campaigns over the past 15 years. Photograph: Ashley Cahill/Inpho

They were newbies once, believe it or not. Fifteen years ago, on the sort of grey afternoon they would come to call home, Ballyhale Shamrocks trotted (...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch dominated the season and has been rewarded with a second Hurler of the Year award. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cian Lynch joins the distinguished ranks of those honoured by more than one Hurler of the Year award after it was announced at Friday night’s PwC All (...)

Clare manager Ger Loughnane celebrates with fans after the victory over Galway in the 1995 All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Unlike students snapping up multiple revision books, striving to extract every ounce of inspiration ahead of those pesky State exams, sports hacks are(...)

Brian and Frank Lohan of Clare  tackle Johnny Dooley of Offaly during the 1995 All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph:     Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Clare 1-13 Offaly 2-8 After what had been a blistering summer, the weather ran out in early September and the All-Ireland hurling final was played in(...)

Meath’s  Colm O’Rourke with Eamonn Heary  of Dublin during the four-game Leinster championship saga of 1991. Photograph: Inpho

In the midst of all the rheumy-eyed reminiscence about Italia 90, it’s easy to forget that it was supposed to represent an existential threat to the G(...)

Cork manager Billy Morgan told his players to get down on their knees and pray they would face Meath again later that year in the championship. File photograph: The Irish Times

This Wednesday it will come and go, largely unnoticed but the 30th anniversary of Cork hurlers’ pedestrian win over Kerry in the Munster championship (...)

This year’s Big Idea (actually, last year’s as well) was that Stephen Cluxton was being overlooked because he wasn’t media-friendly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Please allow me to introduce myself  I’m a man of doubtful taste  I’ve been around for a long, long year  Laid many men’s All Stars to (...)

Kilcormac-Killoughey’s Cillian Kiely leaves the pitch after being  sent off during the Leinster championship victory over   Mount Leinster Rangers. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

This weekend Offaly champions Kilcormac-Killoughey contest a third Leinster club final in six seasons. The club won the province five years ago and we(...)

Kilkenny’s Eddie Keher featured on the inaugural team in 1971. Photograph: Inpho

Within little more than 24 hours the identity of the 2016 GAA/GPA football All Stars will be known. It will presumably provoke the usual controversy o(...)

Offaly manager Michael Bond celebrates the 1998 All-Ireland hurling final victory over Kilkenny. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The dust had not even settled on Waterford and Clare’s pulsating Allianz Hurling League final in Thurles when another significant result came through (...)

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