Meath’s Padraic Harnan and Michael Murphy of Donegal in action. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A welcome return 2019 will henceforth be known as the summer of resurrection, the restoration of a dying breed, the return of one of the greatest sig(...)

Daniel Kearney at Dublin Airport helping to launch the Aer Lingus-sponsored Fenway Hurling Classic. “The ultimate goal is the All-Ireland every year but it’s important for the All-Ireland not to be the only metric of success.”  Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

It was another ultimately disappointing summer for the Cork hurlers. For the third time in five years, they won the Munster title and lost the subs(...)

“It’s a physical game,” says  Kilkenny manager Brian Cody with trademark flat realism. “Above all else it is a game of skill.”

Croke Park at sunset. “Hurling’s a game for the gods, and gods played,” croons Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, 87 years young, as Waterford’s sideline cut t(...)

 Tipperary’s Orla O’Dwyer: dual players like her are consistently facing and making   unnecessary decisions. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The last weekend in camogie and football kind of reminded me of a speech by Michael Healy-Rae in the Dáil. There have been loads of weird, wild, wacky(...)

Darren Sweetnam made his Ireland debut off the bench in Saturday’s opening autumn international against South Africa at the Aviva Stadium . Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sometimes it is the nature of the journey from here to there that defines how it was you got there in the first place. Sometimes what seems like the e(...)

Michael Donnellan celebrates scoring a point for Galway in the 1998 All-Ireland final. It was their first victory since the famous three-in-a-row of the mid-1960s. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Mayo face into the possibility of a fourth All-Ireland final defeat in six years on Sunday. Whereas the disappointment for the county in losing eigh(...)

Seánie McGrath: “The Cork public are realistic that it is an outside bet they will win the All-Ireland.” Photograph: Inpho

Sunday in Thurles has a whole vault of echoes for Seánie McGrath with Cork back in a Munster hurling final, against Clare. He was part of Jimmy Barry-(...)

Donncha O’Callaghan with his wife Jenny arriving at the wedding of Brian O’Driscoll and Amy Huberman in 2010. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It may not have been a great weekend for Munster, who were trounced in the final of the Guinness Pro12 by Llanelli Scarlets, but for one of the provin(...)

An All-Ireland hurling final programme from 1950 featuring Tipperary and Kilkenny

Two September auctions timed to coincide with this month’s All-Ireland hurling and football finals are filled with items of interest to collectors of (...)

Warm tributes were paid this weekend to former All-Ireland winning Cork and Blackrock hurler John Horgan who passed away on Friday at his family home (...)

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