Dan Shanahan

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Waterford’s Jack Prendergast tries to shake off  Limerick’s  Seán Finn during the Munster SHC Final at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

What have Kieran Joyce, Walter Walsh and Taggy Fogarty all got in common? Answer: they’re three players who came in from no-man’s-land on Kilkenny pan(...)

Dan Shanahan: “The players and the set-up are all there, it’s top notch.”  Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

On a week like this, Dan Shanahan should be blinded by blue and white as he navigates his way up hill and down dale around Waterford. It’s Munster f(...)

Former Waterford manager Derek McGrath, right,  with former selector Dan Shanahan. “If Dan wasn’t as diligent and as innovative as he was, that iconic status wears off in no time. But that never happened.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

On a Saturday night in Tralee a few years back, we arrived to the press box to find two seats were being kept for a couple of late arrivals. Just as t(...)

Waterford’s Caoimhe McGrath shoots on goal under pressure from Cork’s Saoirse McCarthy and Libby Coppinger during the Littlewoods League clash at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.  Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

When Littlewoods Ireland dropped their brand new “Style Meets Substance” promotion for this year’s camogie leagues, it felt like something big was goi(...)

Waterford’s Noel Connors and goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe argue with the umpire after a goal was incorrectly awarded to Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA isn’t going to be stampeded over the controversy generated by the ghost goal awarded to Tipperary in Sunday’s Munster championship match again(...)

Waterford’s manager Derek McGrath and Tipperary’s manager Michael Ryan at the final whistle of their Munster SHC clash. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The goal that shouldn’t have been, the point that was but maybe wasn’t, and after another exhausting afternoon in the press box still nothing is decid(...)

Ulster’s John Cooney in action against Ospreys – injuries saw the scrumhalf moved to outhalf during the game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When Ulster had finished the unsettling humiliation of their coach in 2012 the Guardian newspaper ran a headline. “Brian McLaughlin shows success is s(...)

Dan Ahearne: born in Limerick 130 years ago today

Among the famous birthdays of April 12th – although famous might be overstating it now – is that of Dan Ahearne, an Irish and American athlete born in(...)

 Waterford hurlers on board an open-topped bus are greeted by thousands of fans in the city on Monday evening. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

If longing won All-Irelands then the current Waterford team would be crowned champions in the morning such was the warm reception they received Monday(...)

Micheál Donoghue: only when the final whistle went was the Galway manager swept up in the emotion of it all. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile via Getty

They say All-Ireland finals are not necessarily won on the sideline, or in the making of substitutions, but they can be lost there, and for that Galwa(...)

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