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 Dublin’s Ronan Hayes and Ronan Broderick of Laois in action during the Leinster championship clash at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin 2-31 Laois 0-23 It all started on Saturday evening. The weirdness of an empty Croke Park, even allowing that the GAA will know bigger box-offi(...)

William Howard Russell, the Dublin-born war correspondent, photographed in Crimea by Roger Fenton.

His epitaph in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral in London states: “The first and greatest war correspondent”. And while William Howard Russell, an Iri(...)

Laois’ Donncha Harnett and goalkeeper Enda Rowland battle for possession with  Oisín O’Rorke of Dublin during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B match at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Dublin 4-18 Laois 2-17 For those arriving in Donnycarney expecting another afternoon of Sturm und Drang between these two, seven months after their b(...)

 Ireland and Leinster lock James Ryan in action for St Michael’s in the Senior Cup final against Blackrock in March 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They have become the leading rugby feeder school in the country, so much so that St Michael’s have become something of a modern-day phenomenon – the b(...)

St Mullin’s James Doyle and Jack Kavanagh celebrate after the Leinster club semi-final victory over Laois side Rathdowney-Errill  at Netwatch Cullen Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

For James Doyle and his St Mullins team-mates, there was one major difference between the Leinster quarter-final defeat of 2017 and ’18 All-Ireland hu(...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy cup after victory over Kilkenny in the All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

What a difference a Liam makes. A year after receiving a single nomination and no winners, All-Ireland champions Tipperary have 11 names on the shortl(...)

Four members of Foróige’s national youth advisory panel, who also sit on its national council, and four members of the national executive of the Irish(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named his squad to play Coventry. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leo Cullen has named his Leinster team to face Coventry at Donnybrook on Saturday - their first pre-season match. Cian Kelleher will make his first s(...)

Tipperary’s Ger Browne is closed down by Dan McCormack with Paddy Purcell of Laois. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Tipperary 2-25 Laois 1-18 The Laois fairy tale may have had its final chapter written for 2019 but there was much to take from this All Ireland quart(...)

Laois manager Eddie Brennan: who knows where he will end up as a manager? He has learned from the best, and he will keep learning because that’s the way he’s always been. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Kilkenny team holiday in 2007 took us to New Zealand, and I found myself rooming with Eddie Brennan. It was just a random pairing – it wasn’t like(...)

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