Jimmy Barry Murphy, one of Cork’s most famed hurling sons, in action  against Galway’s Sylvie Linnane during the 1986 All Ireland final win. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“Who knows where the time goes,” sang folk singer Sandy Denny and with her elegiac imagery of the seasons and the years slipping by, she evoked a(...)

Champagne Football is a book to enjoy now but also to look forward to rereading again in a decade, just to see how stranger than fiction it all was. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Best Champagne Football by Mark Tighe and Paul Rowan (Penguin, €12.99) We’re a mad little country at the back of it all. Where else (...)

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh will be the guest speaker at a GAA seminar on health and wellbeing for older people  in the Longford Arms Hotel in Longford on March 11th. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Active involvement with family, friends and the wider community, through volunteerism and participation, and building exercise into one’s routine, are(...)

A Cork county hurler in action. Defender John Horgan (66) was one of the greatest hurlers of all time and a decent and honourable man both on and off the pitch, mourners at his funeral were told today.

Cork defender John Horgan (66) was one of the greatest hurlers of all time and a decent and honourable man both on and off the pitch, mourners at his (...)

Warm tributes were paid this weekend to former All-Ireland winning Cork and Blackrock hurler John Horgan who passed away on Friday at his family home (...)

Cork’s Alan Cadogan and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary clash in yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A testing Sunday, that. From Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin to Croke Park to Stade Jean Bouin and back again, and as ever you end up addled, half hear(...)