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Cork’s Hannah Looney  celebrates with the O’Duffy Cup after winning the   2018 All-Ireland senior camogie  final against  Kilkenny at Croke Park. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Dual status is something that used to be hailed and lauded in the good old days. From a Cork perspective it used to be quite literally a gift from the(...)

Cork’s Briege Corkery. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The last sighting of Briege Corkery in her county shirt had been when she was celebrating with her team-mates on the Croke Park pitch after Cork had c(...)

Cork’s Pamela Mackey attempts to block  Karen Kennedy of Tipperary during the   Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship semi-final at  Semple Stadium in  Thurles. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Cork 0-21 Tipperary 0-9 A second-half powerplay by Cork ensured that the champions’ place in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final (...)

 Tipperary’s Orla O’Dwyer: dual players like her are consistently facing and making   unnecessary decisions. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The last weekend in camogie and football kind of reminded me of a speech by Michael Healy-Rae in the Dáil. There have been loads of weird, wild, wacky(...)

The Dublin-Mayo women’s final attracted a record attendance of  46,286 – but the women’s wing of the GAA can still run their house better. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

It was halfway through the second half of the All-Ireland ladies football final and Mayo, three points behind but still very much in the game, had lau(...)

 Cork team celebrate after beating Kilkenny in the All-Ireland senior camogie final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s been a bit of the wounded lion about Cork’s camogie team through the years, rarely more dangerous than when there’s talk of them no longer pos(...)

Women’s sports need to be marketed better. Why are Republic of Ireland women’s international soccer games kicking off  on a Thursday afternoon at 3pm? Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sit back and think hard of all the athletes Ireland has produced. Now, think of how many of those are female. Now, think about how often you see or he(...)

Jamie Clarke: opted out for the entire 2016 season but re-established himself during Armagh’s league run this year. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Jamie Clarke will make his first championship start for Armagh since 2015 when starting at corner forward in Sunday’s Ulster football quarter-final ag(...)

Ireland’s Claire Molloy in action against England at Belfield: “We have a lot of pride in the green shirt.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Dr Claire Molloy blames her current existence on mathematics. It was 2005 and life was moving along just fine for the teenage corner back as Galway re(...)

The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman Of The Year Awards winners. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy has been crowned The Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2016. The 26-year-old claimed sil(...)

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