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Limerick captain  Declan Hannon celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy Cup at Croke Park. “I’m delighted for him because things weren’t always easy for him,” says Cregan. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ten years ago it started, says Eamonn Cregan. “It was Shane Fitzgibbon’s idea. ‘Lifting the Treaty’ was intended to improve young players in an acade(...)

Former Kerry underage star Paul Walsh with. . . Ronaldinho.

Joga Bonito for Paul Walsh While the GAA news cycle in the last few days was dominated by hurling, the most surreal story doing the rounds was a foot(...)

Eoin Cadogan (right) and Paul Kerrigan celebrate the Cork footballers win over Down in the 2010 All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

0 Times Limerick have won back-to-back All-Ireland titles in the history of the championship. 0 Goal-less games in the 2021 championship so far. Th(...)

Cork manager Kieran Kingston and Patrick Horgan celebrate after the All-Ireland semi-final victory over Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The old giddiness has returned to Cork. You could sense a kind of rising Corky energy drifting up through the Republic all summer. You could see it t(...)

Limerick captain  Declan Hannon  in action against Waterford’s Dessie Hutchinson during the All-Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

What a difference a year makes. On a balmy day, Declan Hannon sat in the fancy-cushioned seats in the Gaelic Grounds and thought about the prelude to (...)

Jimmy Barry Murphy, one of Cork’s most famed hurling sons, in action  against Galway’s Sylvie Linnane during the 1986 All Ireland final win. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“Who knows where the time goes,” sang folk singer Sandy Denny and with her elegiac imagery of the seasons and the years slipping by, she evoked a(...)

Offaly players and staff celebrate after their victory over Derry in the Christy Ring Cup final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Offaly 0-41 Derry 2-14 Offaly scored 41 times in the Christy Ring Cup final at Croke Park and still cursed themselves for the ones they missed, summi(...)

  Ciarán Clarke with his PwC GAA/GPA Player of the Month award for May  in Ballycastle, Co Antrim. “We believe we can compete with these top teams.” Photograph:  Harry Murphy/Sportsfile

Any expectation that this weekend’s final round of the Allianz Hurling League is nothing more than the last support act before the main event of the (...)

UCC: It’s not every day that a university finds itself awarding a PhD to a student who has written one of the standard texts on their course.

It’s not every day that a university finds itself awarding a PhD to a student who has written one of the standard texts on their course but that’s exa(...)

Patricia Lewin(93) from, Corbally, Limerick who received her first vaccine dose from Dr Ronan Ryder, Old Windmill Medical Centre on Tuesday.Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Getting his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine didn’t knock a bother out of 85-year-old Jimmy Brohan, but then that’s hardly surprising – a corner bac(...)

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