Waterford’s manager, Derek McGrath, celebrates with Philip Mahony after defeating Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Inpho

The undertow from the football waves crashing down from the weekend tends to wash away some of the attention the hurling final would have got in the p(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath bows his head in dejection  near the end of his side’s Munster senior hurling final hammering by Tipperary in Limerick two weeks ago.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The road back for Waterford isn’t long, but it could be hard. The county faces Wexford in this weekend’s All-Ireland quarter-finals in Thurles, having(...)

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 (...)

Waterford’s Ken McGrath gets away from Cork’s Seán Óg Ó hAilpín during the 1998 National Hurling League final which Cork won. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Precedent will have some encouragement for whoever is unsuccessful in Sunday’s Allianz Hurling League final replay in Thurles. In the 1990s when both (...)

Prof John A Murphy: paid tribute to Tomás Ó Canainn.

Tributes were paid to piper, composer and teacher Tomás Ó Canainn yesterday when his friends unveiled a granite bench in memory of him next to the Gla(...)

 TJ Reid celebrates scoring his goal against Waterford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Semi states Kilkenny’s win over Waterford added to the contrast in the counties’ fortunes at the penultimate stage of the All-Ireland. Since th(...)

Willie O’Connor of Kilkenny holds possession ahead of Waterford’s Anthony Kirwan during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final of 1998 at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

When it all ended Kilkenny’s Charlie Carter recalled, in his biography, “I’ve rarely been as happy to hear a final whistle.” Next weekend will be 17 y(...)

Waterford’s Tony Browne is pursued by Brian Corcoran and Pat Ryan of Cork during the 1998 National Hurling League Final. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho.

It doesn’t feel like 17 years ago but Cork and Waterford return to Thurles for a hurling league final for the first time since 1998. Cork were buildin(...)

 Judge found Christopher McCarthy posed high risk of re-offending and recommended he have no unsupervised access to children. Photograph:Frank Miller /The Irish Times

A 50-year-old man has been jailed for two and a half years for sexually assaulting two of his nieces including once at a function at Páirc Uí Chaoimh (...)

A 50-year-old man has been remanded on bail after he was convicted of two counts of sexually assaulting his niece including once at a function at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork.

A 50-year-old man has been remanded on bail after he was convicted of two counts of sexually assaulting his niece including once at a function at Páir(...)

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