Henry Shefflin

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Galway manager Henry Shefflin speaks to supporters after his team’s win over Offaly in Ballinasloe. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

New Galway hurling manager Henry Shefflin has admitted he tested the water to see if Joe Canning might change his mind about retiring from inter-count(...)

    Henry Shefflin appointment as Galway manager achieved the impossible: it made Galway hurling people forget that the age of Joe Canning – that wistful, gold tinted decade – had passed.  Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Duggan Park in Ballinasloe rarely sees the glamour GAA days, but for one Sunday only it will become the molten core of Galway’s hurling future. At two(...)

Clough-Ballacolla’s Darren Maher and Colin Fennelly of Ballyhale Shamrocks in action in  the Leinster club Senior Hurling Championship final at  Croke Park on Sunday.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ballyhale Shamrocks steam onwards, their endpoint seemingly a matter of their own choosing. That’s if there is an endpoint at all. We’re only six-and-(...)

TJ Reid  goes into this  final having scored 7-114 in Leinster campaigns over the past 15 years. Photograph: Ashley Cahill/Inpho

They were newbies once, believe it or not. Fifteen years ago, on the sort of grey afternoon they would come to call home, Ballyhale Shamrocks trotted (...)

Photograph for Keith Duggan feature. Twin sisters Emma (left) and Kate Slevin on the grounds of Claregalway Friary. Photograph: Joe O Shaughnessy. 29 November 2021

Because they were twins – double trouble and all of that – the Slevin family held the reasonable expectation that Emma and Kate would grow up doing ev(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch (left) with his  Hurler of the Year award for 2021 and Kieran McGeary of Tyrone with his  Football of the Year award  at RTÉ’s studios in Dublin. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

From the outside looking in it would seem like this Limerick hurling team are creating a dynasty for the ages. With back-to-back All-Irelands and thr(...)

Limerick’s Cian Lynch dominated the season and has been rewarded with a second Hurler of the Year award. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cian Lynch joins the distinguished ranks of those honoured by more than one Hurler of the Year award after it was announced at Friday night’s PwC All (...)

St Thomas celebrate their victory in the Galway hurling final over Clarinbridge. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

St Thomas’ 0-20 Clarinbridge 0-17 St Thomas’ manager Kenneth Burke followed in his father’s footsteps and guided his native club to their fourth Galw(...)

Harry Byrne was rushed to St Luke’s General Hospital on Monday after being hit by a sliotar in the head while playing hurling at lunchtime

A teenage boy who died following an incident at St Kieran’s College in Kilkenny city on Monday afternoon has been named locally as Harry Byrne (13) fr(...)

Ballyhale Shamrocks celebrate their fourth-consecutive Kilkenny SHC title. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Joey Holden, one of Ballyhale Shamrocks’ most decorated players, has paid tribute to club manager James O’Connor, who last year took on the unenviable(...)

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