Ciaran Whelan

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I Brian Lohan: he is Clare’s  new hurling manager for a two-year term, with the option of a third. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The Clare hurling saga finally concluded on Thursday evening with the ratification of Brian Lohan as the county’s new hurling manager for a two-year t(...)

Supporters on Hill 16 shade their eyes against the sun during the All-Ireland final replay between Dublin and Kerry at Croke Park. Photograph:   Tom Honan

Rare old times, indeed. Even the light was slow to decline over Croke Park, the night sky pretty in pink as Sam accompanied the Dubs for the fifth yea(...)

Kerry’s Jason Foley and Tom O’Sullivan tackle Con O’Callaghan of Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s just like Phil Collins warned. We are in too deep. It’s Dublin versus Kerry every day and all the time now. It’s the sky blue and navy versus the(...)

Peter Canavan: retained an unshakeable belief that he would win an All-Ireland for Tyrone. He led the county to success in 2003 and won a second medal in 2005. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Tyrone’s All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry on Sunday is the latest contest in a rivalry spanning four decades, every one of which has seen the Ulst(...)

Brian Fenton celebrates after Dublin’s victory over Tyrone last September which sealed the four-in-a-row for the reigning All-Ireland champions.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster SFC quarter-final: Dublin v Louth Throw-in: 7pm. Venue: O'Moore Park, Portlaoise. How to follow: The Irish Times GA(...)

The bad gael loves nothing more than to go to a game on a Sunday in the summer. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This one goes out to the bad gael. If you’ve never called a ham sandwich a hang sangwich and if you’ve never eaten one from the boot of a car down a c(...)

Dublin’s Seán Moran celebrates scoring a late goal in the Leinster SHC match against Wexford at Parnell Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin 1-22 Wexford 2-19 Every game should end like this. Dublin, who have seen a commanding lead turn to ashes in their mouths for the second week i(...)

Carlow 2-23 Laois 1-18 Martin Kavanagh helped himself to 1-10 as Carlow signed off on a successful 2018 with an eight-point win over Laois at O’Moore(...)

South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth wins a lineout ahead of Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony during the autumn international at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

All aboard for the biggest 12 hours of your Irish sporting lives. Ryle Nugent was in something approaching Don King mode at the start of the rugby, po(...)

 A fight breaks out between Ireland and Australia players in the 1987 International Rules Series. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It was 50 years old the weekend before last. On Saturday the latest staging of the International Rules series finds the concept teetering as usual on (...)

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