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Kilkenny manager Brian Cody is concerned rule changes will diminish hurling’s ‘physicality’. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

With the growing likelihood that the GAA will introduce or at least propose some deterrent for cynical or calculated fouls in hurling, the small ball (...)

Waterford’s Stephen Bennett and Jack Fagan with Niall O’Leary, Tim O’Mahony and Damien Cahalane of Cork. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Stephen Bennett is cautious. Even after an all-action afternoon, which had him raining arrows down on Cork – 20 shots at the posts – and ended in a go(...)

 Ireland and Leinster lock James Ryan in action for St Michael’s in the Senior Cup final against Blackrock in March 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They have become the leading rugby feeder school in the country, so much so that St Michael’s have become something of a modern-day phenomenon – the b(...)

Tim Husbands, former CEO Titanic Belfast Properties, has been appointed as the new chief executive of Leopardstown Racecourse.

The man credited with launching the Belfast Titanic Centre in Belfast has been tasked with steering the future of Leopardstown racecourse as its new c(...)

It’s three years since Austin Gleeson was named Hurler of the Year in 2016 and he feels he’s never quite returned to those heights since. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Liam Cahill was barely in the door as Waterford manager when he took an axe to his panel, dropping captain Noel Connors and experienced forward Mauri(...)

Romanised will take his chance on Sunday in the Prix Du Moulin in Paris. Photograph: Inpho

The Curragh’s chief executive has pledged that racing’s controversial new flagship facility will bring its A Game to the upcoming Irish Champions Week(...)

Joseph O’Brien: “I’ve no doubt it’s going to be a huge success. This year has seen great progress. It’ll be among the best facilities in the world if it’s not already.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Joseph O’Brien has given the under-fire Curragh a vote of confidence ahead of the upcoming ‘Irish Champions Weekend’. It will be the first Champions (...)

TJ Reid tops the Championship score charts ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The outsider’s view As an ambassador for the All-Ireland Under-20 hurling championship, former Cork All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Ger Cunningham spe(...)

The first and second floors of the Aga Khan stand will be open to the public at the  Phoenix Stakes meeting this Friday evening. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The first and second floors of the Aga Khan stand will be open to the public at the Curragh’s Group One Keeneland Phoenix Stakes meeting this Friday e(...)

Páraic Fanning has stepped down as Waterford hurling manager after one year. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Waterford are looking for a sixth new senior hurling manager in 12 years after Páraic Fanning announced on Friday that he would be stepping down from (...)

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