Ryan Crowley of Australia and Paul Barden during the second test in 2006. Irish players were attacked before the throw-in and the first quarter was stunningly violent. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It is symptomatic of the stop-start nature of more recent International Rules series that the biggest crowds to attend the games came in the earlier s(...)

Evan Comerford: Tipperary’s goalkeeper is suspended and will miss the championship game against Cork. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In a way, it’s the worst of times to be having the best of times. For Tipperary football, a chance like tonight’s in Páirc Uí Rinn comes around once i(...)

 Dr Crokes captain Johnny Buckley and Man of the Match Colm Gooch Cooper celebrate winning the Kerry County Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Photo Don MacMonagle

When I heard that Cillian O’Connor had scored 4-4 for Ballintubber last weekend, I immediately tried to find footage of it online, as if coverage of t(...)

 Tipperary’s Conor Sweeney  celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Galway in the quarter-final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In general the All-Ireland qualifiers tend to produce two different types of teams: experienced contenders who have slipped up in their province and s(...)

Galway’s Damien Comer  at  the announce of EirGrid as the official GAA timing sponsor. The Tribesman toppled Mayo and, subsequently, claimed a first county title since 2008 after a Connacht final replay victory over Roscommon. The reward is a trip to Croke Park on Sunday where they face Tipperary Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Damien Comer outlined how the Galway footballers drew a positive reaction from a negative charge, utilising disparaging remarks from sections of the (...)

 Galway’s manager Michael Donoghue shakes hands with Kilkenny boss  Brian Cody after the league encounter in March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

HURLING (Seán Moran) SATURDAY All-Ireland SHC qualifiers – Round One Wexford v Offaly Innovate Wexford Park, 3.30, Live, RTÉ 2 This looks mo(...)

Tyrone’s Conor Clarke holds off the challenge of Tipperary’s Alan Campbell during the qualifier at Semple Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Tyrone 0-19 Tipperary 0-7 In Semple stadium, of all places, Tipperary’s promising football summer ended with a 0-12 to 0-1 second half blitz.(...)

Pundit JJ Delaney will be analysing the Leinster SHC match between Galway and Laois live on Sky Sports this Saturday.   Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Of course Brian Cody drives it all, reinventing his team more in the last two seasons than any time during his 16-year reign. But there’s also that u(...)

 Ireland captain Michael Murphy and manager Paul Earley at the squad announcement this morning.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Ireland International Rules manager Paul Earley has named his 25-man panel for next month’s one-game test against Australia in Perth.Donegal’s Michae(...)

Thomas Flynn of Galway slips the challenge of Tipperary’s George Hannigan during the game at O’Connor Park, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Donall Farmer

Not many teams can concede four goals and three points in the last 20-odd minutes and still win comfortably, but Galway did. And with that ended th(...)

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