Dessie Farrell is to step down as CEO of the GPA in December. Photograph: Inpho

Dessie Farrell is to step down from his role as chief executive of the Gaelic Players’ Association. Farrell, who was a founding member of the GPA in (...)

Donal Óg Cusack had applied  to build a four-bedroom house and has appealed the decision to An Bord Pleanála. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

National and local hurling hero Donal Óg Cusack has abandoned his current plans to build his dream home out on the outskirts of his home-place in Cork(...)

Donal Óg Cusack had hoped to build a four-bedroom house and has appealed the decision to An Bord Pleanála. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former Cork hurler Donal Óg Cusack has been refused planning permission to build a house on the outskirts of his home village after Cork County Counci(...)

Tony Kelly: “The biggest thing was that we weren’t doing ourselves justice on the field as a group.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tony Kelly was sent into the league semi-final against Kilkenny after 52 minutes. He might have anticipated entering the match just when it was beginn(...)

Clare’s Colm Galvin breaks his hurley while tussling with Lester Ryan of Kilkenny during the Allianz Hurling League semi-final at Semple Stadium earlier this month. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Exactly a year ago to the day Colm Galvin called manager Davy Fitzgerald aside before Clare training and pushed the nuclear button. Wanderlust had go(...)

Clare’s Davy Fitzgerald on the line with selector Donal Óg Cusack. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Allianz Hurling League semi-final: Kilkenny v Clare, Semple Stadium, Sunday, 4pm (TG4) The ring masters here are as big an attraction as what will (...)

Podge Collins suffered a long-term Achilles injury which kept him out of last year’s championship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

There is no turning away from it now. The Clare hurlers have spent a very enjoyable spring journeying through the fringe theatres of hurling, and chal(...)

The Cork hurlers have yet to register a win in this season’s league campaign with old foes Kilkenny determined to underline the gap between the counties. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

It has been a troubled spring by the Lee. The Cork hurlers will salute the past tonight by playing in the specially commissioned – and splendid – jers(...)

“I love hurling. But there are more important things in life. Your family and your health. Hurling is . . . it is fun and enjoyment and it gets you excited. I think we all need something. It doesn’t have to be hurling.” Photograph: Inpho

What winds Davy Fitzgerald up? And who is he anyhow? Yes, he is still – always – the fiercely energetic and fine goalkeeper in a Clare group that seem(...)

Paul Kinnerk rejoins the Clare hurling management team after a year’s absence. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The return this week of Paul Kinnerk to the Clare hurling management is the latest evidence that manager David Fitzgerald is preparing a considerably(...)

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