Cork’s Alan Cadogan comes under pressure from Clare’s David McInerney during the Munster championship clash at Ennis. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Follow that. Actually, Munster couldn’t. Leinster, the more dismissed of the provincial championships, served up most of the drama on a weekend when t(...)

Carlow’s Martin Kavanagh. Photograph: Inpho/Laszlo Geczo

LEINSTER Carlow Manager: Colm Bonner (third year) Odds: All-Ireland 1000/1; Leinster 1000/1 First up: v Galway, Pearse Stadium, May 12th, 3.00pm Be(...)

It’s been 14 long years since Gerry O’Connor’s last album – but how worth it that wait has been. This Dundalk fiddler, veteran of Lá Lugh, Skylark and(...)

Joe Canning: has been in impressive form again this year in a potent Galway attack and will most likely cause problems for Kilkenny on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

As a preliminary point, I would repeat that I can’t see why both of these provincial finals can’t be played on separate days. There are so few big hur(...)

 Patrick O’Connor of Clare and Seamus Callanan of Tipperary after the match at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Clare 1-23 Tipperary 1-21 In days gone by, people used to turn up for CIE ‘mystery tours’: buy a ticket and be taken God knows where. All championshi(...)

Geraldine Branagan, Phil Coulter and Eamonn Campbell at the funeral at Mount Jerome, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Jim McCann was “one of the brightest, wittiest, and sweetest men I ever knew,” songwriter Phil Coulter said at the singer’s funeral in Dublin. “He wa(...)