Henry Shefflin

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Wexford versus  Kilkenny in 2017  – Wexford Park is without doubt the most hostile environment I have ever played in. The Wexford fans have the ability to create a real noise level, an eerie vibe to the place. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s a bit of a World War II feel about the hurling championship, with battle being waged on two fronts – Eastern (Leinster) and Southern (Munster)(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely shakes hands with Waterford manager Paraic Fanning after the game at Walsh Park. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Waterford’s dispiriting run in the championship round robin over the past two seasons intensified with the 20-point defeat by Limerick to the extent t(...)

 Adrian Mullen of Ballyhale Shamrocks is presented with his club hurler of the year award  by GAA president John Horan (right) and Denis O’Callaghan, head of AIB Retail Banking, at Croke Park on Saturday night. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Corofin’s Kieran Molloy and Ballyhale Shamrock’s Adrian Mullen were named as the overall footballer and hurler of the year at the GAA club players’ aw(...)

Corofin players celebrate their All-Ireland senior club final victory over Dr Crokes at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If these are the last club finals to be played on a St Patrick’s Day, at least they take their leave of the national holiday showing where the club ga(...)

Ballyhale Shamrocks players celebrate after their AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship Final victory over St Thomas’ at Croke Park. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) 2-28 St Thomas’ (Galway) 2-11  The great clubs regenerate on the job. Ballyhale picked up their seventh club All-(...)

David Burke: his team St Thomas’s  of Galway take on Antrim’s  Cushendall in   a club championships  semi-final in Parnell Park on Saturday

SATURDAY AIB ALL-IRELAND CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS SHC semi-finals – St Thomas’s (Galway) v Cushendall (Antrim), Parnell Park, 3.0 [Live, TG4] – Former cha(...)

Irish tennis player Mabel Cahill (1863-1905) with US player Emma Leavitt Fellowes Morgan.

Kilkenny has long been renowned for the sporting stars it has produced on the hurling field. Their most successful player of recent history, Henry She(...)

Ballyhale Shamrocks’ Adrian Mullen celebrates scoring a goal with Eoin Cody. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) 2-21 Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) 0-11 Never let it be said that Ballyhale don’t know how to share the credit around.(...)

Ballyboden St  Enda’s Conor Dooley: “This year we just want to give it everything and it’s worked out so far.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

For the fourth successive year Dublin hurling is represented in the Leinster club final this weekend even if Ballyboden St Enda’s are outsiders agains(...)

Colin Fennelly of Ballyhale Shamrocks at a promotional event for the forthcoming  AIB Leinster club hurling final against Ballyboden St Enda’s. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Colin Fennelly is in a familiar but unfamiliar world. His club Ballyhale Shamrocks are back on track, in hot pursuit of a first AIB Leinster hurling(...)

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