Cathal Mannion in full flow against Cork. His form is   key for Galway  as his loss in the semi-final last year was so crucial. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The league is over. The championship is more or less here. Nobody is going to get any fitter or stronger by the time the first ball is thrown in next (...)

Galway’s Joe Canning and Gearoid Hegarty of Limerick in action during Sunday’s league encounter. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway 0-26 Limerick 1-17 Part of the reason the clash between Limerick and Galway in last year’s championship was so eagerly anticipated was the bel(...)

Limerick hurlers celebrate their 2020 All-Ireland win at a vacant Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The new GAA season comes swooping into our living rooms on Saturday night and first on show are the All-Ireland hurling champions, Limerick. The auto(...)

Richie English’s return is a big boost for  Limerick ahead of the start of the Allianz Hurling League. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork Manager: Kieran Kingston 2020: 4th There was something miserable about Cork last year, beyond the caricature of flailing around in awful condit(...)

When we meet in London, Sheila O’Donnell has just won Woman Architect of the Year at the Royal Institute of British Architects awards. Earlier th(...)

Cork’s Daniel Hogan is tackled by Cillian O’Brien of Clare during their Munster GAA Hurling Minor Championship clash. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Dublin bounced back impressively from last week’s defeat to Kilkenny when easing past Laois by 2-21 to 0-7 in their Electric Ireland Leinster MHC enco(...)

Disclosure by Edward Snowden that the US NSA had intercepted German chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone calls increased awareness of the activities of foreign intelligence agencies

In the wake of the disclosure in 2013 that the US National Security Agency (NSA) had intercepted German chancellor Angela Merkel’s calls, Taoiseach En(...)

Sympathisers put a candle  outside the French ambassador’s residence in Dublin. Ireland should not be shy about making its  experience and position known. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Basing our response to Friday’s attacks in Paris on a long-held and comfortable self-image of Ireland as a non-aligned, benevolent country could le(...)

London captain Lorcan Mulvey: “People think we’re a flash in the pan. That’s just what people think. So it’s up to us to change that.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

CONNACHT CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL London v Galway Ruislip, Sunday, 3.30 Life went on for the London footballers when the summer ended. They went b(...)