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Henry Shefflin of Kilkenny gets by Galway full back Kevin Hynes and centre back Tony Ó Regan during the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Hurling final at Croke Park, which was won by Kilkenny after a replay. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

When Galway last ruled the hurling landscape in 1987 and 1988, there were two immutable truths. Conor Hayes would play full back. Tony Keady would (...)

“We could have won four of five All-Irelands in a row,”says Galway’s two-time All-Ireland winner (1987 and ’88) Tony Keady, seen here during the 1990 All-Ireland hurling final loss to Cork. Photograph: Inpho

“Twenty-seven years? It is frightening,” Tony Keady acknowledges on a soaking lunchtime in Oranmore, his voice bouncing around the empty classroom of (...)

John Brophy, Laois, Joe Campion and John Purcell with Ronan Burke of Galway in action Leinster Hurling Senior Championship Quarter-Final in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise at the weekend. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Galway hurlers’ near-death experience against Laois on Sunday was symptomatic of the county’s experiences since moving into the Leinster championship (...)

 Opel GAA ambassador Joe Canning  with Christian Finlay (aged 10) from Laytown, Co. Meath, at the launch of the Opel Kit for Clubs 2014 at Croke Park.

Secretary Tim Floyd has confirmed the Tipperary County Board was fined €500 when players were absent for mandatory drugs tests last year. He ad(...)

Erin (8) and Eve (7) Kirby from Dún Laoghaire dancing in Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green to highlight the St Patrick’s Festival céilí on Friday 15th March, featuring Dearbhla Lennon of Riverdance and a host of other professional dancers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Setting off 75 minutes before the real thing, the People’s Parade was billed by organisers of the Gathering and the St Patrick’s Festiva(...)

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