Davy Fitzgerald

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Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan celebrates scoring a point in  the All-Ireland Hurling quarter-final against Wexford at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Waterford 1-23 Wexford 1-19 The new hurling orthodoxy of the Sunny South East drew a crowd of over 31,000 to the gleaming reimagined stadium by the L(...)

The new Páirc Uí Chaoimh will open up for the hurling quarter-finals on the weekend of July 22nd and July 23rd. Photograph: Cork County Board.

Uniquely high demand among the competing counties plus some novel neutral interest in the belated reopening of Páirc Uí Chaoimh has convinced the GAA (...)

Clare’s Patrick O’Connor leads the team during the parade before the Munster senior hurling championship semi-final against Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“It is a big evening for Clare football,” says Colm Collins of the arrival of the Mayo footballers for a knockout qualifier in Ennis, even as the hurl(...)

“Their side fell in the end to a 0-29 to 1-17 beating but this will still be the summer when Wexford hurling was reborn.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

One by one, Galway keep knocking over the ninepins. Three games played, three flat-tracks bullied right and proper. So far this summer, Galway have sp(...)

 Galway’s Adrian Tuohey upends Harry Kehoe of Wexford. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Galway 0-29 Wexford 1-17 For a while there, Wexford had us going. They came to Croke Park as fairytale, carrying the ever-so slight whiff of believab(...)

 Tony Doran in action for Wexford against Offaly in 1984. “We happened to come up against strong Kilkenny teams all along the line and then Offaly emerged as well.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Wexford hurling teams are like forest fires. They catch without warning and the blaze is instantaneous and intense. Sunday’s Leinster final appearance(...)

 Kilkenny’s Colin Fennelly with  Shaun Murphy of Wexford. Murphy provides the cover as his fellow defenders augment the team’s attack. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Having watched Davy Fitzgerald’s Wexford team up close a few times now, it’s impossible not to be impressed with the way he has them playing. Tactical(...)

Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald in the team huddle ahead of the Allianz Hurling League quarter-final against Kilkenny at Nowlan Park in April. Photograph:  Ken Sutton/Inpho

Free again after serving quite possibly the most productive eight-week suspension in GAA history, Davy Fitzgerald is back on the sideline for Sunday’s(...)

Davy Fitzgerald confronts Jason Forde during the league semi-final at Nowlan Park.  “I deserved the ban, I was on the field, and if you’re on the field, that’s it, you accept it.”  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“Did you miss me?” asks Davy Fitzgerald, sitting down for our first chat since serving quite possibly the most productive eight-week suspension in th(...)

Trustees of St Flannan’s College, Ennis, with Bishop Fintan Monahan (back right). Back: Fr Seamus Gardiner and parent Phil Costigan. Front: Canon Reuben Butler, principal Fr Ignatius McCormack, former staff member Maura Hitching.

Concerns have been raised over the way a priest was appointed as the new principal of St Flannan’s College, Ennis, Co Clare. Bishop of Killaloe Finta(...)

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